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Kj B.'s Comment
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I got accepted at prime but here is my story an would like any info if I'm ok,because I will be leaving my job of almost 9 years. From the ages of 17 to 18 i was a immature child. I had hardly no supervision. I committed a felony at age 17 got waived to adult first offense mind you it wasnt violent or sequel. Then at age 18 got a couple more. I did 4 and a half years. Did four years of probation clean. Got a simple misdemeanor battery in 08( got in a shoving match cops responded.) Got informal probation.(don't have to report to probation office). But really since 2001 when I got out I kept working to achieve better. At this job of almost 9 years I worked my way up to team lead/ plant manager. I was responsible for everything in my building from materials to managing employees needs. But I live paycheck to paycheck and im as far as I can go.

But like I said I was accepted for prime. Recruiter said she talked my background to some people said i was ok.

I had a small fender bender last year forst one I ever had.

I was very upfront about everything.

I just hope it goes through and in a dont get there and opps. But like I said they got the backgrounds. Verified my employment.

Do you think as long as I show im responsible and dedicated to the work that I should be fine?

Thank you all

PackRat's Comment
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As long as you disclose EVERYTHING truthfully, you should be fine.

Make sure all dates are accurate.good-luck.gif

PackRat's Comment
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I left this out:

When do you start orientation with Prime?

Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Print out your online application.

You will fill out a paper application in orientation. Use the printed application to fill out the paper one. So they match.

Bring ALL documents already provided with you. They may ask for them again in orientation.

I scanned all mine as well so I could email them as well.

Be patient and respectful with everyone you encounter. Even the cafe folks.

It's an ongoing interview. And the guy who does the SIMS is right next to the cafe.

Kj B.'s Comment
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Man I did a online app dont kniwnhow tonget that agian. But I remember everything I told them.

Kj B.'s Comment
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Oh I don't have a official orientation date im sending in the 100 dollor fee tomorrow. Im hoping they let me go in 2 weeks so I can do right by my current employer. Or at least a week. They were loyal to me I want to be to them.

Kj B.'s Comment
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I left this out:

When do you start orientation with Prime?

I send the orientation fee in tomorrow. 2 weeks. From. Then if they let me. Want to do my current employer right.

The things about dates of felonies is i cannot say it happend on June 5 1995 that precise. Its all from 1995 to 1998 (convicted and sentenced). 1995 arrested for theft,got out end of that year. 1996 Got arrested again for burglary class c in 3 counties (all were considered a spree all sentences ran concurrently) with the biggest sentence 4 years. Fom 97 to 98 lasted the sentencing dates, did a half year extra from violating probation from the theft in 1995 which had to be ran consecutive to the burglary sentences. Was released in 2001. Did probation ended that the beginning of 2005. Never a felony since 1998( im grown now).

Thats about how honest about dates i can be.

I have tried so hard to forget my old self im 43 now things get fuzzy. I never have done nothing violent or sexual. I was a teenage rebel without a brain.

I really want this. I understand primes side on this. What I hate about trucking companies so far ypur judged by paper not by personal encounters So since so far I got approved to go, will I get a chance to face to face with someone?

I'm leaving a semi stable job, I will lose everything prolly get a divorce lol hope bot wife is being supportive. But I am honest about everything i have said.

This forum has been so straightforward and no punches pulled of the ones I read.

And on the net thats hard. You hear so much b.s you are discouraged before your discouraged.

I have been reading turtles memior very insightful.

Thank you all

Rob T.'s Comment
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As long as you've been honest you likely have nothing to worry about. If for whatever reason you get there and Prime sends you packing there are other companies that will hire you. You've demonstrated that you're no longer engaging in criminal behavior.

Also, there are plenty of happily married trucking families. It definitely is difficult but it can be done. We have quite a few members here that have proven that. Thankfully with all the technology we are able to talk anytime throughout the day, video chats etc. With how much my wife calls me during the day I don't know how she would've been able to go days without talking unless I used a payphone lol.

Kj B.'s Comment
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Thank you i. I mean they got what 3 weeks to study you before you take the cdl? Take it as a living non verbal interview.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Thank you i. I mean they got what 3 weeks to study you before you take the cdl? Take it as a living non verbal interview.

Prime has you drive 10,000 miles with a trainer doing the actual job you will be doing. It will likely take you about 3 to 4 weeks to get the required miles to test out for your license which is then followed up by 40,000 miles (or more) run as a team before being given the opportunity to test out for your own solo truck.

That is what I really like about Prime training program. I attended a private school (paid by my employer) and they taught us just the bare minimum. You have a company like Prime that is having you do exactly what's expected from day 1 to better prepare you. My first loaded trailer was about 15,000 pounds. Even that was a big difference from the empty trailer we spent 3 weeks in CDL school pulling around. TMC also has their students pulling around Jersey barriers on flatbeds during 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.
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