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G-Town's Comment
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Dennis...stepped in something...

There're bad drivers in every company that is a fact..The only driver shortage is the shortage of pay ,but it seems that some companies are starting to pay a bit better..It is my opinion that the companies that have the strictest application process are usually some of the worst places to work..I started driving back in 2003 i have been around..

Preparing for school? Driven since 2003? Which is it?

As far as your enlightened viewpoint? I can think of no company with hiring standards stricter than Walmart’s Private Fleet. Are yah gonna claim they are one of the worst places to work? And what about Prime, have you ever worked for them? I’ll bet not. We’ve got numerous Primates in this forum kicking ass.

We’re only interested in hearing about the companies you’ve experienced, first hand. That’s the only thing that matters...so unless you’ve worked for all of the companies with so-called stricter hiring standards and qualifications, I’m gonna call BS.

PackRat's Comment
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Guess he's on another site sharing his knowledge maybe?

LDRSHIP's Comment
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There're bad drivers in every company that is a fact..The only driver shortage is the shortage of pay ,but it seems that some companies are starting to pay a bit better..It is my opinion that the companies that have the strictest application process are usually some of the worst places to work..I started driving back in 2003 i have been around..

Luckily your opinion is old, outdated and plain wrong. Prime is one of the best paying companies that hire new drivers off the street. We have many successful, happy, well paid primates in this forum. That is FACT, not opinion!

The company I work for is well known for having strict hiring standards. Every single potential new hire has to demonstrate competence in our backing and obstacle course. Regardless of their previous experience. Actually those select few hires straight out of school are given far more leniency with accomplishing those maneuvers than an experienced driver gets. If you don’t come from an approved school, Wolding requires at least 3 months experience. Even then you will go out with a trainer if you have less than 1 year. Do you want to know another FACT? Wolding is a great company to work for. In my experienced opinion it is definitely one of the best!!!!

My suggestion is before you start interjecting your rookie opinion, you start checking facts!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael S.'s Comment
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When I started looking Prime was my first choice Palmer second choice, Palmer wouldn't hire me based on where I lived, Prime I got the go ahead from but, I had to jump through some hoops and I'm there training now.

Back story on the hoops: I left my job and a great boss of four years in Minnesota to move to Florida, c!imate decision. I had some money saved up, bought a place in Florida and about the same time my sister bought a place 10 miles from me, I spent five months remodeling both our houses and then for the next Ten months just did handyman work on my own part time , so basically was unemployed for 15 months. I had to supply several references both for people who could vouch for my time spent working on our own houses and several customers I did work for.. yes prime did contact every single one of them to verify I was telling the truth. Between that and great references from previous employers, they decided to give me the chance and here I am.

I believe I presented myself to prime as having a strong work ethic, and was honest with them. The recruiters talk to people all day everyday and I think they can tell alot about a person over the phone, somewhat of a psychological job, they've heard it all, and I'm sure they can for the most part recognize BS, and can certainly recognize The "Whoa is me's". Accomplishing things in life and convincing people to take a chance on you is mostly about attitude and presentation.

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