Do Not Make Enough Monthly For Prime To Accept My Application As A CDL Student.

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Shelley S.'s Comment
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I have verifiable work history for the past four years. I work for Über, but only part time as I was living with a significant other and he was paying the bills. Things are starting to go south, still enjoy driving, and wanted to learn how become a trucker and go to trucking school. I applied for Prime Inc. was declined, because I do not make enough monthly right now to go there? Is this going to be a problem with all company paid trucking schools?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Hi, Shelly, welcome to Trucking Truth!

I can't see how "not enough money" should be an issue, especially with a trucking company as large as Prime. That's why many companies offer Paid CDL Training Programs. Assuming you don't have any felonies or go bankrupt every chance you get, your personal finance shouldn't even matter.

Do you have documentation for you're time/income with Uber? Companies do like to see employment or other activity beyond simple "unemployed". (example: caring for a relative for several years).

This forum is a place to be honest and forthcoming. You'll get all sorts of good advice here.

Since you say you "want to learn how become a trucker and go to trucking school" we'll get you started with your reading material:

The High Road CDL Training Program is your first step - it will get you up to speed for your CDL permit written test. Good luck!

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.
Rick S.'s Comment
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I have verifiable work history for the past four years. I work for Über, but only part time as I was living with a significant other and he was paying the bills. Things are starting to go south, still enjoy driving, and wanted to learn how become a trucker and go to trucking school. I applied for Prime Inc. was declined, because I do not make enough monthly right now to go there? Is this going to be a problem with all company paid trucking schools?

It all depends on VERIFIABLE - as in PROOF!

Do you have the MONTHLY/ANNUAL statements from Uber, or wherever you were working for that time period? Uber being a 1099/Self-employed - do your TAX RETURNS back you up?

I have a Sub-S Corp, I am "self employed". But my accountant issues a W-2 (for a minimal amount for tax purposes), and I have 20 years of W-2's, and both Corp & Personal Returns to back up my verification.

No trucking company cares WHAT YOU MADE - just that you can prove what you've been doing. This is by FEDERAL REGULATION/Homeland Security type stuff. They want to make sure you didn't spend any of your time in a terrorist training camp (or other silliness). Even those UNEMPLOYED have to provide proof (usually in the form of affidavits). I was home taking care of my sick mom - get affidavits from family members to PROVE THIS.

Again - it has ZERO TO DO with how much you earned.

Rick

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Shelley,

As the Pros here will tell you... apply everywhere!

I had been self-employed for about 10 years.

JB Hunt (my 1st CMV gig) wanted 3:years of tax returns but did not care about income. Schneider and Veriha needed the full 10-year employment history (Federal Regulations) but neither asked for income or records. Veriha (probably through their 3rd-party processing company) sent Me, the employer, an employment verification for Me, the employee. Yes. I had to verify my employment OF myself BY myself! wtf-2.gif

Maybe you need to look somewhere / everywhere else!

Quick apply from Truckingtruth.com can start the process in minutes. 10 Street / Driver Pulse let's you do a full app and save it and modify as needed as you send it to multiple companies. Typically takes 5 -12 minutes to send a full app. (Veriha and Schneider do not use it).

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
Brandon Kitts's Comment
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For what it's worth Roehl will pay you while in CDL School.

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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My trainee was an Uber driver and denied. Then he called another recruiter and was approved. Ask for a supervisor if you like cause not enough money is not an excuse.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I was on unemployment when CFI accepted me.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I was self employed. Had to show tax returns

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