Could You Get Sent Home If ?

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Ephraim's Comment
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I don't have a good work history. I'm talking 4 months within 3 years. I basically have been raising my nephews. I applied to Steven's and Prime, Steven's never called me, but Prime did the very next day. I've heard people say Prime is strict on having a good work history so I was surprised to get accepted, I even told the recruiter that. He said it's because I'm relatively young (24), he said if I was 50 it would have been a problem lol. He just had to get the manager to confirm the decision.

He updated me a day later saying the Manger agreed, and he also got my work history verified.

So my question is, could I get to orientation, do the interview, and they decide at that moment, they do not want to take me on board because of my work history? Pretty much disagreeing with the recruiter all together?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I don't have a good work history. I'm talking 4 months within 3 years. I basically have been raising my nephews. I applied to Steven's and Prime, Steven's never called me, but Prime did the very next day. I've heard people say Prime is strict on having a good work history so I was surprised to get accepted, I even told the recruiter that. He said it's because I'm relatively young (24), he said if I was 50 it would have been a problem lol. He just had to get the manager to confirm the decision.

He updated me a day later saying the Manger agreed, and he also got my work history verified.

So my question is, could I get to orientation, do the interview, and they decide at that moment, they do not want to take me on board because of my work history? Pretty much disagreeing with the recruiter all together?

Ephraim;

In my few years on the forum, and keeping up with Kearsey / Rainy, Rob D.'s, & Turtle's Prime postings, it's not 'their M.O.' to bring people clear to orientation, which is costly for them; only to send them home.

Experienced hands will probably reply shortly, however! :)

Best of luck; that's awesome, man.

~ Anne ~

Ephraim's Comment
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Thanks Anne

I'm very excited what this new stage of my life brings 🤗

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Generally unless you lied to them, if you get invited to orientation you are good to go, they don't like to waste time and money bringing people to orientation just to send them packing.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Like Bobcat Bob says, "Welcome to your new job!"

You will get a final drug test, and, I assume you need to go to CDL school, you do need to pass. But all things being okay, you should be in your truck by summer.

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.
Ephraim's Comment
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Generally unless you lied to them, if you get invited to orientation you are good to go, they don't like to waste time and money bringing people to orientation just to send them packing.

I should be good then, told the truth about everything lol

Ephraim's Comment
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Like Bobcat Bob says, "Welcome to your new job!"

You will get a final drug test, and, I assume you need to go to CDL school, you do need to pass. But all things being okay, you should be in your truck by summer.

Can't wait! I'm confident about being able to drive a truck, I believe I will grasp the concept fairly quickly. I'm more nervous about making it to the actual driving part lol. I choose flat bed. I rather secure and tarp in freezing/hot weather rather than bump docks. Not to confident in my backing skills lol. All credit to you guys for doing that lol.

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.

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.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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I am headed to Pittston on 4/19 (rental pickup late Saturday, drive in from Eastern NC) and am TERRIFIED of "something going wrong" and getting sent home.

This has gone way fast, and super easy once I got my application in. I actually called Derek my recruiter a smidge freaked out about it. He informed me that Prime is already over a grand into students before they even set foot at training. They don't want to get someone all the way there, and send them home. I'm just waiting for that shoe to drop.

Good luck!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I'm excited FOR YOU .. as well! Anytime, HMU.. the seasoned hands on here have (and will always!) give you the best ...always & forward.

Thanks Anne

I'm very excited what this new stage of my life brings 🤗

I am headed to Pittston on 4/19 (rental pickup late Saturday, drive in from Eastern NC) and am TERRIFIED of "something going wrong" and getting sent home.

This has gone way fast, and super easy once I got my application in. I actually called Derek my recruiter a smidge freaked out about it. He informed me that Prime is already over a grand into students before they even set foot at training. They don't want to get someone all the way there, and send them home. I'm just waiting for that shoe to drop.

Good luck!

Naomi, girl~!! I try to reply to you here, there, everywhere! LoL... PLEASE if you so see fit (and YOU TOO, EPHRAIM!) ... CREATE a diary (or 2 or 10!) so we can see, follow, and inspire . . . . your progress.

Best wishes; going forward!!!

~ Anne ~

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