Last Week Of 9 To 5.( Hopefully)

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Kj Bryant's Comment
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Well this is my last week of a 9 to 5. Liked my old job just pay was not cutting it and I advanced as far as i could go.

I start orientation the 17th at prime inc. Hopefully I do not get sent home. That is naming at the back of my head. It won't be for a drug test I can pass that any day.

Some of you awsome people have seen in my other post. When I was a dumb teenager I did a few bad choices. Nothing violent or heinous. Recruiter said i was ago. I know they run a small background before you go. And everything i have done was on that one. So when they run the bigger one it will say the same thing. Im just going to have faith. I been so serious about this studying the pretrip like a mantra, and watching videos on safety, I know without a doubt I'm going to learn more. So for right now my journey continues........

Oh it looks like I packed lite but I didn't be amazed how you can pack a bag by rolling everything up and using every space lol. Stay safe always everyone.

I will share my experience, sorry I keep talking about my past I try to forget but it always comes up. Like I said i done nothing terrible just made decisions where I should of went another way im 43 now not a dumb 17 to 18 year old.

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Goodluck on your journey into trucking. Your going to do fine. Try not to stress about you background (aka PAST). We have all had our fair share of mistakes.As long as you were truthful on your application you're good to go.

Best of luck at PRIME!!!! good-luck.gif

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Got a reply from a driver I think he pulls prome trailers.

Should I worry? And should I double check my recruiter? I'm leaving a job for this. Why couldn't it just be a yes or no before you go, like any other job. I know there is alot of restrictions but couldn't they look everything up before you sacrifice everything? I am not the 17 year old kid and want to prove it. I kept the same job for almost 9 years,been out of trouble, no recent tickets. Only had 2 in my life 2001 and 2004 both speeding, but i meet the time requirements of them. No wrecks. I just want a job that rewards me for what I put in it. I'm not going there to cause chaos or hurt the companies nor my reputation. But should I "go behind my recruiters back" and ask someone else? 2 months ago i was going to go but had to wait till my family was financially secure. But I was approved to go. I then had to redo application all over. So basically I got approved twice. Maybe I'm just being paranoid.

I know if i didn't do the things i did when 8 was younger, I wouldn't be worrying. I understand that. But if a person outwardly proves by staying out of trouble and does his best the uplift his family and his community he should at least be given a chance?

Here's what he sent me.

Prime is one of the harder companies to get into, now with that said the do hire people with felonies but it is all case by case. I know you gotta be clean for so many years after your probation ended. Also I have known people who were cleared to come in but when they arrived they were sent home. Not that I don't trust your recruiter but I always like to triple check and reach out to Andrea Muller she does recruiting and alot of the social media stuff for prime. She if she can look at your application just to triple check it out. Her email is AMueller@driveforprime.com

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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This well meaning person is scaring you unnecessarily. Prime used to bring everyone in and do the drug test and physical at the terminal. Now you get that stuff done at home before you go in. Most people were sent home for failing the drug test or DOT physical issues. That isnt a problem anymore. So yeah in my class 76 people started the week and we got 20 left by friday. What you do not undestand is that the entire training period is an interview. Drink while in training? Get sent home. Text while driving? Get sent home. Scream and yell at personnel and get sent home

Your attitude has more to do with things than other issues. Yes they want felonies to be more than. 10 years from the completion of sentence

Andrea is in fact the person I told you to question on social media about the app not working (it was you right). She used to head recruiting and is now the social media director. But you are worrying without cause.

If you fail the drug test at home you arent even going anywhere.

Calm down. And breathe. They accepted you and rejected a ton of other people

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

BubblesDhaDrivah's Comment
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Now to be honest with you Kj. I was definitely in your place.I was extremely worried about my background. Here's what happen (& to be completely honest,I don't blame you for making sure everything is good). After the first attempt at Roadmaster didn't work. I decided to go to Tennessee Truck Driving school. My recruiter got me at CRST. Everything was good,That was until I decided to contact CRST myself to make sure everything was a GO! Well come to find out,it wasn't. They disapproved me because my license were not close to being a full year reinstated. Was chilled about it. But later on that day my recruiter was KINDA livid. He told me I was to truthful and that I hadn't told him about it,when I clearly have even placed it on my application. So that's weird. But I moved on and now will definitely attend Roadmaster (for those who read my last post,HUSBAND GAVE ME A GO!!!). But like I said and not tryna discourage you. Most definitely not. But it's good to make sure everything is good to go.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kj Bryant's Comment
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This well meaning person is scaring you unnecessarily. Prime used to bring everyone in and do the drug test and physical at the terminal. Now you get that stuff done at home before you go in. Most people were sent home for failing the drug test or DOT physical issues. That isnt a problem anymore. So yeah in my class 76 people started the week and we got 20 left by friday. What you do not undestand is that the entire training period is an interview. Drink while in training? Get sent home. Text while driving? Get sent home. Scream and yell at personnel and get sent home

Your attitude has more to do with things than other issues. Yes they want felonies to be more than. 10 years from the completion of sentence

Andrea is in fact the person I told you to question on social media about the app not working (it was you right). She used to head recruiting and is now the social media director. But you are worrying without cause.

If you fail the drug test at home you arent even going anywhere.

Calm down. And breathe. They accepted you and rejected a ton of other people

Makes since since I had to do the drug and physical here by i go. Yeah it was me about the app. I called the recruiter while at drug test and recruiter gave tester the required numbers all good. She has been a real help tjough.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Recruiter make money based on applicants getting hired. They don't want to waste their time with people who don't qualify. If she was efficient that way she is efficient in others.

And welcome to prime 😁😁😁

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Recruiter make money based on applicants getting hired. They don't want to waste their time with people who don't qualify. If she was efficient that way she is efficient in others.

And welcome to prime 😁😁😁

Thank you much ma'am. You are such a help from here to you tube.

Like my mentor said at my current job when I got my supervisor job, " Its mine to lose" Meaning, if I fail it is because I let myself to fail.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Thank you. If you read my blog articles here and check out my video playlist you will see all of my screw ups and how I failed the exam. Just get thru it

Good luck

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Recruiter make money based on applicants getting hired. They don't want to waste their time with people who don't qualify. If she was efficient that way she is efficient in others.

And welcome to prime 😁😁😁

Yeah there is things going around that recruiters get paid just for you showing up at orientation. But read they get a yearly salary plus commission. They get the commission when the person they recruited gets first dispatch. Would make since.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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