Question About Prime's Application Process

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Doug C.'s Comment
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I filled out the online application for Prime Inc. paid CDL training last Sunday. I was wondering if anybody knows how long it usually is before they respond? Also, do truck companies only reply if they like what they see in the application? I plan to apply using the easy form that Brett provided here. One more question, I can't start school until May, so is it too early to apply now? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

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.
Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Greetings Doug.

I've spoken with Andrea and another recruiter since August. They've both agreed that they like to have you about 30 days out from a preferred date when you fill out the proper application, but it didn't sound impossible to be earlier.

The application is one of many many applications they receive and the old mantra of the squeaky wheel gets the grease seemed to work for me as far as staying in contact and asking all the questions.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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The 30 day rule is what most companies want. One reason is tge possibility of DMV , criminal or employment infractions.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Turtle's Comment
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Yes I remember specifically being told they prefer 30 days or less between the application and entry date.

As for how long it takes them to contact you, I'm pretty sure they called me the next day. Individual results may vary.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Thanks guys. Appreciate the input. This gives me some idea of what to expect.

Michael S.'s Comment
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They were the first company I contacted, think it took about 4 days before they got back to me

Doug C.'s Comment
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Thanks for the reply Michael.

Britton's Comment
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They were pretty quick about getting a hold of me but you can also call their recruiting number to get the ball rolling.

1-877-774-6356

RAMS4LIFE's Comment
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I originally applied in November not knowing for sure when I would start. I was guessing late January to mid February. They told me to reapply when I'm 3-4 weeks out. Once I nailed down the date, I reapplied 4 weeks out. They told me to reapply again exactly 3 weeks before I want to start.

PS. I Don't care what anyone says. THE RAMS WERE THE BETTER TEAM!!!!dancing.gif I'm not going to get into it๐Ÿ˜›

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Doug C.'s Comment
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Thanks Patrick. I will give them a call at that number. Thanks Rams. I gotta say I'm rootin' for the Patriots though! I think it will be a great game.

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