I've Just Received An Unsolicited Email Message From A CDL Recruiter.

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Jim Palmer and Wilson Logistics (wil - trans) are the same company, so to speak. Wilson bought JP. So it was definitely solicited.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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This info is not for Todd, it is for other people who might want to know. Wilson Logistics owns JP and Witrans. It is all the Wilson family. They pull Prime freight and their training program is almost a copy of Prime's.

Todd,you seem to be over thinking this. There is a ton of information to learn from this site, however, we all end up learning the most once we are solo.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Based off your post history I highly doubt any company would cold email you trying to recruit you. Your history here indicates a student would be nothing but trouble from before even making it to their school.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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$150 admin fee?

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Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Todd Holmes's Comment
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Based off your post history I highly doubt any company would cold email you trying to recruit you. Your history here indicates a student would be nothing but trouble from before even making it to their school.

"Todd Holmes", by the way, is NOT my real legal name. I would never use my real legal name on discussion sites as these. I don't know any person here personally. The email address I used to inquire using contact info from the JP site certainly does not reflect "Todd Holmes". I did not ask to be recruited anyway. I asked one question pertaining to its hiring policy. "Is a recent verifiable work history an absolute must?" Why would they waste my time and their money to put me all the way on the Dog from Idaho to Washington State and in a hotel room and back home again just to tell me "Sorry. We can't hire you. You have no verifiable work history." I don't even feel medically ready to return to work...... yet.

I want to see what their hiring policy in regards to my question in writing from them so that way I have a hard copy for future reference. Should I get on the telephone to them and ask them bluntly?

You don't really believe I received an email as I have posted above? You think I typed all that stuff as "troll material"? I just wanted to know what people thought of that email and not what you thought of me.

I will put that email in my folder called Employment stuff. I will honestly tell Mr. Jones by a reply that I am still recovering from disability and I'm not yet ready to return to work yet. And by the way sir, how did you get my email address?

If he references JP Trucking, I will tell him I only wanted an answer to the question about that firm's "verifiable work history" hiring policy. Unless they can put it in writing to me that a lack of verifiable work history is an absolute disqualifier, I'm not getting on any Greyhound.

Todd Holmes's Comment
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Based off your post history I highly doubt any company would cold email you trying to recruit you. Your history here indicates a student would be nothing but trouble from before even making it to their school.

Bob, you don't know me to judge me fairly, sir. If you got to know me you might not think me a bad person.

Old School's Comment
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Bob, you don't know me to judge me fairly, sir. If you got to know me you might not think me a bad person.

Todd, unfortunately we know you very well. You have revealed yourself repeatedly. Nobody's judging you by anything other than the evidence you're giving.

Also, it doesn't matter if you send a trucking company an email, a phone call, or a pony Express overnight delivery. If you ask them about hiring requirements your inquiry is going straight to a recruiter. What were you expecting? They don't employ some sweet little old lady to answer every bozo's question that happens to come to them - that is the work for the recruiters. They don't deal with the general public through some customer service department.

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Based off your post history I highly doubt any company would cold email you trying to recruit you. Your history here indicates a student would be nothing but trouble from before even making it to their school.

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Bob, you don't know me to judge me fairly, sir. If you got to know me you might not think me a bad person.

You seem perfectly willing to judge anyone such as anyone making minimum wage, or the trucking industry as a whole, with out even basic understanding as to how the industry works.

G-Town's Comment
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Based off your post history I highly doubt any company would cold email you trying to recruit you. Your history here indicates a student would be nothing but trouble from before even making it to their school.

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Bob, you don't know me to judge me fairly, sir. If you got to know me you might not think me a bad person.

Kinda like how you have pre-judged janitors, buereaucrats and minimum wage workers?

Waffled when asked direct questions?

And taking us down the Rabbit Hole more than once only to surface with confirmation that you “knew it” all along.

Get real Todd (for just once). If you don’t want to be perceived as a pain-in-the-ass, stop conducting yourself like one.

And for the record, I think you would be very difficult as a student because based on every one of your posts, you lack a basic, but necessary set of personality traits to be successful:

Ability to follow instructions

Strong work ethic

Single-minded focus

Humility/Coachability

Positive attitude

And that’s just a few...

You have repeatedly and chronically demonstrated the opposite in your interaction on this forum. Conduct yourself in school, during orientation...and if by some stroke of luck “road training”, your failure is imminent.

Todd Holmes's Comment
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Based off your post history I highly doubt any company would cold email you trying to recruit you. Your history here indicates a student would be nothing but trouble from before even making it to their school.

In case some people here are interested, I just now replied to this alleged "solicited" email with the following:

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"January 3, 2018

Mr. Jones:

Thank you for emailing me about truck driving recruitment. To be honest, sir, I'm not now ready to return to work due to disability for which I am now in the recovery process.

How did you come by my email contact information, sir?

I did email a message to Jim Palmer Trucking with contact information its website provided with a question just the other day. Are you affiliated with that company?

My question was in regard to that company's hiring policy since I honestly have no verifiable work history over the past several years but I can provide disability documentation should I apply for employment in the future to explain such a work history gap.

Is having a gap in work history even for a verifiable disability history still an automatic disqualifier for being hired at Jim Palmer or any other company you are affiliated with, sir? I've heard a rumor that Swift and others in the freight trucking business might pass people over based on such disability-related-work-history-gap reasons but I don't know that for a fact.

Sincerely.

(my legal name)

Boise, ID Resident and Future OTR Driver Hopeful"

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Perhaps, people here can kindly give me advice on how to properly communicate with prospective trucking employers so I don't say or type the wrong thing and bungle it badly for myself. Yes, communication/people/soft skills is where I feel I am still tender, I do admit.

At least I was polite to the strange man in my email by addressing him Sir.

I'm actually interested in what he might have to say to me. It is unreasonable to even ask a prospective employer about its "hiring policy" in detail? Is that none of my business?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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