Prime Has Better Qualified Applicants??

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'Betty''s Comment
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I reached out and filled an app out for Prime and got declined right away! I sent a message to the recruiter and asked why and she told me they had more qualified applicants at this time...??? But they offer the training so just what does she mean?

Turtle's Comment
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It could mean a lot of things, really. Maybe they aren't hiring from your area at the moment. Maybe they had an unusually high influx of applicants lately, and are simply picking the cream of the crop. Any number of things. I wouldn't sweat it.

Don't think of it as a negative reflection on your merits. It's just business, and Prime has been known to be very selective at times.

'Betty''s Comment
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Okie doke, thanks.

It could mean a lot of things, really. Maybe they aren't hiring from your area at the moment. Maybe they had an unusually high influx of applicants lately, and are simply picking the cream of the crop. Any number of things. I wouldn't sweat it.

Don't think of it as a negative reflection on your merits. It's just business, and Prime has been known to be very selective at times.

G-Town's Comment
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Here is the link to assist with the application process... Apply For Paid CDL Training

Keep trying , lots of options.

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.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Hiya, Betty. Welcome to the "Prime Rejected My Application" club. I became a member 2 years ago.

I ended up getting training and a job from another company. After a year I reapplied and was accepted by Prime.

Don't be too concerned about it. You have plenty of options to choose from.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

'Betty''s Comment
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Thank you. I have filled that out and received a response from Roehl, which I've heard is a great company to start out for.

Here is the link to assist with the application process... Apply For Paid CDL Training

Keep trying , lots of options.

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.
'Betty''s Comment
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😅 Thanks for welcoming me aboard! Yeah, I'm alright. I was just uncertain as to why such a quick Nope was issued haha..

Hiya, Betty. Welcome to the "Prime Rejected My Application" club. I became a member 2 years ago.

I ended up getting training and a job from another company. After a year I reapplied and was accepted by Prime.

Don't be too concerned about it. You have plenty of options to choose from.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

'Betty''s Comment
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😅 thanks for welcoming me aboard!! I'm alright, was just confused by the quick response of Nope.

Hiya, Betty. Welcome to the "Prime Rejected My Application" club. I became a member 2 years ago.

I ended up getting training and a job from another company. After a year I reapplied and was accepted by Prime.

Don't be too concerned about it. You have plenty of options to choose from.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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Betty, to be honest with you, these trucking companies are making a total guess on new inexperienced drivers. They look for certain things maybe, but they have absolutely no way of knowing which ones will become an asset to their operations. I'm a very fortunate driver who has excelled at this career, but I could literally fill a paragraph with all the companies who gave me that same response.

If they have 2,000 applications one week, but are only looking to hire 250 drivers that week, guess what response that excess 1,750 drivers gets? You guessed it. They get the same response you got.

Keep at it - somebody's gonna give you a shot. Once you've established yourself with a good safe record and performance, your applications will take on a whole new level of weight. Hang in there, you won't be a newbie for ever!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Banks's Comment
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I reached out and filled an app out for Prime and got declined right away! I sent a message to the recruiter and asked why and she told me they had more qualified applicants at this time...??? But they offer the training so just what does she mean?

I'm still waiting on a response or call back. I applied about a year and a half ago.

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