Recruiter Responsiveness

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MSgt C.'s Comment
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Just a survey, not a lot of discussion needed. How responsive where the recruiters you interacted with? I have been dealing with 3 from separate companies. 1 had responded via phone and email in less than 3 hours or the following morning. Another has taken a week at a time to respond. Another has yest to respond after 3 weeks and 3 messages left to their voice mail and 2 emails to the company orgbox. I don't want to drop a dime on company names, but after reading a bunch of forums here about recruiters, the one who makes an effort towards me is likely to get my nod. At what point have you "cut bait" and moved on?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Xnihilo's Comment
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Just a survey, not a lot of discussion needed. How responsive where the recruiters you interacted with? I have been dealing with 3 from separate companies. 1 had responded via phone and email in less than 3 hours or the following morning. Another has taken a week at a time to respond. Another has yest to respond after 3 weeks and 3 messages left to their voice mail and 2 emails to the company orgbox. I don't want to drop a dime on company names, but after reading a bunch of forums here about recruiters, the one who makes an effort towards me is likely to get my nod. At what point have you "cut bait" and moved on?

Yep.

I've definitely experienced what you are talking about. Using this service to reach out to recruiters, I've received...(wait for it)...three. And of those three only one really took a remedial interest in my application. For the most part what I have found is if you really want to pursue a company you have to be proactive. Forget about recruiters falling over themselves looking for qualified candidates. You want it? You must seek them out.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

GrayBeardinPA's Comment
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Once you have your CLP and medcard, recruiters are more responsive. They know that you have invested time and willing to commit to a trucking career.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Xnihilo's Comment
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Once you have your CLP and medcard, recruiters are more responsive. They know that you have invested time and willing to commit to a trucking career.

Nowhere have I seen an asking of these credentials for an initial inquiry for employment.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Some of them have been as persistent as the callers for the extended car warranty program, others have been giving me crickets. I just continually call those and leave lots of very pleasant messages. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Delco Dave's Comment
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Nowhere have I seen an asking of these credentials for an initial inquiry for employment.

You wont! It will just put you in a better position. The recruiters are fielding calls all day, everyday from people just poking around. Some serious people can get overlooked in crowd. Once you have passed the DOT physical and obtained your permit you’re on their radar

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.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Nowhere have I seen an asking of these credentials for an initial inquiry for employment.

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You wont! It will just put you in a better position. The recruiters are fielding calls all day, everyday from people just poking around. Some serious people can get overlooked in crowd. Once you have passed the DOT physical and obtained your permit you’re on their radar

Exactly. Perfect answer, IMHO. That's what put my hubby in the 'upper echelon' of the recruiting arena. Prime doesn't even take people withOUT their FedMed and CDLP nowadays.

Initiative is imperative, and shows inspiration! <<< The 3 i's. Counteracts the 'recruiter responsiveness is ridiculous,' 3 r's.

Last but not least the 6 P's . . . some do the 5, some the 7 .. all the same. Prior Planning Prevents Pz Poor Performance.

Be safe, y'all. Off 2 bed (finally) with much to do tomorrow!

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

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.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Ps: Thank you SO much for your service, good sir. My dad & brother were Navy; husband's family was Army. My first crush was (is) a Marine, and my daughter is in the Air Force ROTC.

Thank YOU.

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MSgt C.'s Comment
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I appreciate all the perspectives! Maybe I'm to focused on perception.

Old School's Comment
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There is one thing you don't want to do as you are trying to reach out to recruiters and make a choice on which company to start with. Don't equate your recruiter's performance with the quality of the company for which they work. There are both good and bad recruiters. There are new and experienced recruiters. You have no way of knowing which one you are dealing with. You may get a recruiter who is just being trained. They may not be so great at their job yet. It is a huge mistake to equate your experience with a recruiter to your possible experience at a particular trucking company. Once you are signed up you will never have any more contact with that recruiter.

For those of you struggling with your experience with recruiters, here's a great article for you to consider...

The Biggest Mistake Drivers Make When Speaking To Recruiters

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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