Recruiter Said They Would Call Me Everyday The Week Before I Start. No Calls.

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Gideon W.'s Comment
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I applied to Jim Palmer transport and everything was going smoothly. My recruiter called me a little over a week ago and said everything has been approved so far and would call me everyday the week before training starts on May 13th.

I didn't hear anything on Monday and called and left a voicemail. Nothing back. On Tuesday I was sent an email of my background check saying a final decision hasn't been made yet that they would send another with a final decision. It showed no employeement history on there and I emailed the address on the pdf and they called and said to not worry that is for any cmv job. All back ground checks go to the safety department to get final approval and that's where mine is. It's now Wednesday and I haven't gotten an email or phone call from my recruiter and I am supposed to start on Monday! Is this abnormal I feel like alot needs to be done before hand like paying admin fees, transportation ect.

Regarding my back ground check I have no criminal record and I had a speeding ticket in 2013.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Maybe your recruiter is on vacation this week? I wouldn’t sweat it at all! What will probably happen is on Thursday or Friday, you’re going to be bombarded by all the needed info. Take a deep breath and calm down.

PackRat's Comment
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BTW....it’s now Tuesday.

Rainy 's Comment
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I fail to see the need to talk endlessly with recruiters. i had 1 phone call and 2 emails... one saying everything was approved and one with my orientation packet. I applied on Saturday, talkes to him Monday and was on bus the following Saturday.

Do you know where to go for transportation? they do the bus tickets electronically and you pick it up at a station of your choice. It takes 2 min. You could.probaby shoot him an email "hi just checking in. wanted to touch base on the bus info plz. Dallas terminal is close to me" etc

The recuiter gets paid based on the ppl.brought in. you are money to them. dont panic.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Gideon W.'s Comment
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I fail to see the need to talk endlessly with recruiters. i had 1 phone call and 2 emails... one saying everything was approved and one with my orientation packet. I applied on Saturday, talkes to him Monday and was on bus the following Saturday.

Do you know where to go for transportation? they do the bus tickets electronically and you pick it up at a station of your choice. It takes 2 min. You could.probaby shoot him an email "hi just checking in. wanted to touch base on the bus info plz. Dallas terminal is close to me" etc

The recuiter gets paid based on the ppl.brought in. you are money to them. dont panic.

I actually live in Missoula where they do training! I was just worried because he said he would get back to me, but hasn't. I still have admin fees to pay, hotels and stuff like that.

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.

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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