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Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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WHAT DOES IT MATTER WHAT WE SAY? you got responses then you asked again. you asked a recruiter and you dont believe him and dont believe us.

they, like all employment verification will ask "From what dates was he employed and is he hirable again?" aka was he fired?

The paper specifically says "3 years for all nondriving jobs and 10 years for any CDL driving jobs"

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What paper? Their site says they want 3 years initially then all 10 once there for EVERYONE. You tell me they're "very tough and selective". So why wouldn't I be skeptical when they tell me they only verify three years?? It's not that I don't believe you or them, however because of a inconsistency, I cant help but be a little confused.

Are they rehireable? What an unfair question. I had a crazy chef I worked for. Busted my ass..had to quit. When I quit, he was very upset because my notice was only a week/he's crazy, always mad, always throwing things. He told me if anyone called he would tell them he wouldn't hire me again. But I wasn't fired, I quit. Hopefully I can give them Hr's direct number and he'll never be contacted. If direct supervisors are contacted, I might be screwed.

Sorry to wake up a 2-year old thread. But I had to laugh. In this comment you sounded EXACTLY like I did when I first popped into this forum. I am so glad to learn that I wasn't the only one these fine folks here at TT Forum had to scrape off the ceiling with a spatula.

To those that pop across this comment: Search for "work history" in the TT search bar, and you will find instructions on what to do. I love you guys!

Now--shame on me for waking up an old thread... sorry.gif

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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I was approved for Prime's orientation. We'll see what happens. Looks like all I need is a birth certificate. That seems so contradictory to what has been said in the past. "Jumjng through hoops", once you're there is what I've heard countless times. If so, I won't be able to jump very well.

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You were only invited to orientation. The entire orientation and training process is an interview.

You need your social security card, your birth certificate with a state raised seal (many bring the hospital one and get sent home), paper from your bank for direct deposit, and any medical records (blood pressure, sleep apnea , medication and OTC list etc). Show up without these, and the hoops begin.

I personally recommend the last few paychecks and the last 3 years W2. Why? cause i ha e witnesses time and time again students going frantic on calls cause they didnt bring them.And after i got there...even though i already emailed them, i was asked again. But i had them.

When you get to Prime you will fill out another paper application (the paper to which i was referring). Yes they will compare what you wrote online to what you write for any and all inconsistencies. They catch liars this way constantly. They will do an in depth background check. Orientation usually eliminates 50-70% of those who arrive.

Yes, companies are indeed permitted to ask "is this person eigible for rehire". Your DAC after you are in trucking will even state why you are not eligible for rehire example "Failure to obey company policy".

Good luck.

Very sorry to wake up this old thread AGAIN... embarrassed.gif

My sorry excuse is that I'm replying to possibly the best person to answer ever--even if I haven't considered Prime (yet). On birth certificates...

Rainey (did I spell it right? hope so); I'm a naturalized citizen. What typically does a naturalized citizen bring? Passport? Their naturalization certificate? --and if so, a copy or the original?

I will ask each employer once I get going on that; just trying to get everything organized beforehand.

Thank you so much.

Sleep Apnea:

A physical disorder in which you have pauses in your breathing, or take shallow breaths, during sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Normal breathing will usually resume, sometimes with a loud choking sound or snort.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your airways become blocked or collapse during sleep, causing the pauses and shallow breathing.

It is a chronic condition that will require ongoing management. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Here are links to the possible combination of ID you need to both prove ID for your non driver ID, DL, CLP , or CDL and prove you are legally eligible to be hired. These documents come in various combinations, therefore different applicants may have or require different documents.

MO state Documents Required

US Govt Requirements of ID

Again--sorry for waking the thread up... sorry.gif By now I probably need a spanking... embarrassed.gif

Rainey, thank you --- I could kiss you!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

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It absolutely has not been perfectly explained. Recruiting had a hard time getting a hold of someone for verification multiple times for orientation. They wanted more info during that simple process .Now I'm being told that an even more in depth verification has to be done when I get there. ** I don't want to be in an impossible situation.** If they need someone else to call for instance...I don't want to have to depend on people to pick up phones. It's different when I'm still here at home. I can drive to whoever it is and tell them to pick up the darn phone. I can go and look for additional paperwork. I can have paperwork sent to me and just postpone orientation.

And yes, I was completely honest. No, I have nothing to hide. I provided 3 years of history, everything included. Which again was a pain to get verified. So if for some reason if that were to switch to say 10 or even 5 years work history once I'm there, I'm likely screwed. People in the thread are telling me I need a SS card. My recruiter specifically told me all I needed was my birth certificate. I was an Accounting major, so I'm all about attention to detail..its how I'm wired.

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Then why not show up with ten years verifiable information to be on the safe side? DUH. We’ll be standing by to answer the same questions again.

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Because I don't have it. I don't have w2s that old. Some of those business are also out of business. It's not a DUH. You dont know my situation.

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Purely for new people coming across this thread, that may not have their W-2's - or access to them, and are worried.

Some years ago I had to come up with a 17-year old income tax return for DHS. Yes--Homeland Security. Let me tell you--they don't mess around. I called, then visited the local IRS office. They had a heck of a time, as everything gets archived there after 10 years. But they rifled through old paper archive boxes (early 90's), and found it.

I have found the local IRS people to be incredibly helpful in several occasions--this one by far the most extreme.

If anyone cannot get their W-2's, make an appointment with the local IRS. I am pretty sure--given my experience--that there is nothing they cannot find.

I'll stop waking this thread up now...

Shame on me. I'm BAD! sorry.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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