Prime CDL Training - Springfield, MO

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Britton's Comment
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Day 2 about to begin. Lost two people yesterday. Bad background check discovered after he’d made the bus trip (which really sucks by the way... to arrive only to be told to leave) and someone else tried to cheat the drug screen. It’s been a little crazy.

I don't understand why you would even waste yours, and the company's, time if you can't pass a drug test. Change your life, get clean, try another time. If you can't pee clean you don't need to be in this profession.

Also, if that person that had to leave because of a background check was honest they wouldn't have wasted time going there. We all know what we've done in the past, trying to sneak it by the company is stupid. Even if you got away with at first it will catch up to you. At Prime you have to be able to get a Hazmat certification and be able to get a passport.. So, one way or another it's going to be revealed.



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Jason's Comment
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Actually I think there’s some blame at both ends on the background check. “Supposedly” (and I know this b/c he was my room-mate) he was honest about the Felony on his application but his date was off by a few weeks. Well whether it’s 3 years 10 months or 11... it’s still within 5 years. Looks more like Prime Recruiter rushed to fill a seat without getting approval or running the minimal check before giving the guy a bus ticket!

Don’t want to hijack your thread. Looks like they’ll have the Main Lab fixed by next week. They were putting down new carpet today so you’ll have fewer hiccups.

I got my permit and license transferred today and CBT’s are done. Just 2 hour sessions for Sim lab everyday for the rest of the week. No chance of getting to the pad or other until this weekend.

Britton's Comment
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Yeah that is a bummer. My recruiter has been very on point with everything, making sure he has all the right information before he officially approved me, so I can't speak on his situation. It has to be hard having a felony and thinking you were going to get a chance for it to bottom out. There are options out there for people with felonies depending on what they're for so if he really wants this perhaps he could get hooked up with another company even though I'm sure he feels pretty deflated after this detour.

No worries about hijacking, great to share your experience since we're on the same path just a week apart.

Britton's Comment
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Started my youtube channel. Hopefully I get better at it than my first video undefinedsmile.gif

Figured I would do a little intro video and then starting Saturday/Sunday doing video updates every day or two.

First Video

Britton's Comment
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*Shout out to the fly that felt the need to make a special guest appearance..

Jason's Comment
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You are going to have to put your video aspirations on hold and/or heavily censor it. One of the CBT (computer based training) that you have to complete is an agreement that everything Prime shares/teaches is proprietary and meant for only their employees/trainees. Head’s up.

Rob T.'s Comment
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One of the CBT (computer based training) that you have to complete is an agreement that everything Prime shares/teaches is proprietary and meant for only their employees/trainees.

That's a great point to be made. Regardless of what employer ALWAYS follow their policies regarding social media and confidentiality. One thing that amazes me is my new job is quite strict, I'm not allowed to put anything with their logo on social media, including pictures of their trucks. It sucks cuz their trucks look sweet!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Keep in mind a few things...background checks are expensive. The preliminary ones you get are not as thorough as the intense ones you get after you pass everything else. Therefore it makes economical sense to eliminate people in stages.

as for that CBT it must be new and no doubt a response to the ridiculous morons out there. One posted on a FB group what the high value load was, where they were going and where they were. I know they discussed this in class as a no no.

People are dumb.

good luck guys!!!

Britton's Comment
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Thanks for the tips everyone. I will triple check the rules before doing any videos about specifics.

Really appreciate how everyone is always looking out for each other, really nice to see.

Jason's Comment
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Hi-Val was first.

One of them mentioned ‘rollover’ as the “unforgivable #5”; but they never spell out what the first 4 are. I image discussing Hi-Val loads is one of them. What the other 3 are is a mystery. I’ll ask one of the Sim people tomorrow.

Patrick- make sure you bring additional contact info for your last employers. HR info specifically if you can get it. At least a handful of us (In my group) got calls from our Recruiters late today that they are having trouble verifying our employment history. !?!?!?!?!

Mind blowing that they have waited so long...I put in my app and paid my fee mid-December! I’m a sim test away from finishing the orientation and now when I have the least resource to assist them... they are asking? Whatever they have asked for; bring extra. What’s good and complete before you get on the bus isn’t really.

I get Rainy’s point of doing things in stages; but getting my last boss to fax Prime an employment verification letter would have been real easy when I was still employed there. Trying to get it less than 8 hours after I’ve already moved on... not so much.


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