Can't Get Hired Due To Government Shutdown.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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DOT is a great company, from all I have heard. Everyone here loves them. My son has a friend who works for them.

Greg, did you just graduate from Sage in Rome?

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Sage driving school, yes. Not Rome NY though, I went to Bloomsburg PA. I'm dealing with the Liverpool NY office, that would be my home terminal. But they have a yard nearby where I would keep my truck on the weekends.

I have some answers now. The E-verify system is down, but that's not the issue. They've suspended the requirement for employers to verify citizenship during the shutdown. She said parts of my background check are delayed, but still being processed. I was under the impression the process was at a dead stop, but the agencies they need are still running with reduced personnel. They expect everything to be processed by the end of the week, maybe as soon as today.

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DOT is a great company, from all I have heard. Everyone here loves them. My son has a friend who works for them.

Greg, did you just graduate from Sage in Rome?

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Sage driving school, yes. Not Rome NY though, I went to Bloomsburg PA. I'm dealing with the Liverpool NY office, that would be my home terminal. But they have a yard nearby where I would keep my truck on the weekends.

I have some answers now. The E-verify system is down, but that's not the issue. They've suspended the requirement for employers to verify citizenship during the shutdown. She said parts of my background check are delayed, but still being processed. I was under the impression the process was at a dead stop, but the agencies they need are still running with reduced personnel. They expect everything to be processed by the end of the week, maybe as soon as today.

Yeah I knew they were in Liverpool, and I could tell it was Sage from the cost, LOL. I am finishing up at Rome on Monday, assuming I pass.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Greg's Comment
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The background checks are done! I go to DOT Foods Tuesday for a third and final interview, road test, written tests, physical, etc.. If all goes well, I'll finally be driving for money very soon.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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The background checks are done! I go to DOT Foods Tuesday for a third and final interview, road test, written tests, physical, etc.. If all goes well, I'll finally be driving for money very soon.

Congrats! That's awesome!! smile.gif

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Congratulations

Greg's Comment
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Just wanted to update everyone on my experience thus far with Dot. After the delayed background check came back good, they invited me to their Liverpool NY center. They put me in a beautiful hotel the night before. In the morning, I arrived at Dot and had to take some written tests. Then I went out for a road test, which was about an hour long. Then I met with the head honcho for an interview, he's really cool. He offered me the job, pending the physical/drug screen. The physical is thorough. They want all of your records. I had to go back to my family Dr to clear up some questions about a minor old injury, which was a pain. While my medical clearance was on hold for a week or so, I received a check for $200 for "interview expenses" before even officially getting the job offer. I had no idea I was getting that, so it was a nice surprise. After everything was cleared, they put me in that same sweet hotel Sunday night, and told me to come in Monday. I filled out all of my paperwork with HR, got another tour of the facility and met a lot of great people. Normally, you have to do a week of classroom training before getting behind the wheel. But since it's not scheduled until next week, and it already took so long to get me hired, they sent me right out with my trainer. He drove the first 50 miles or so, and I've been driving since. He buys all my food, drinks, snacks, whatever I want. I've spent exactly zero dollars since leaving my house. I'm getting a flat $750 a week during training, and they also pay 58 cents a mile for my trips back and forth in my car. (150 miles each way). After training I'll get an assigned truck, that will be parked at a little yard they're renting near my house. I'm starting at 43 cpm , but the easily obtainable fuel and safety bonuses will bring it up to 48. There are also quarterly bonuses, profit sharing, etc. Everyone is great, the drivers are all happy, professional, and are really treating me like family. So far I have zero complaints and can't say enough good things about Dot. Believe the hype.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

PackRat's Comment
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That sounds pretty sweet! Glad to see you're back and things are positively progressing. Don't be a stranger!good-luck.gif

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