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Eric B.'s Comment
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I leave Sunday to go train with prime to get my CDL and go through all the training. Needless to say I am very excited but am curious about somethings.

I called My recruiter to ask and confirm everything is green lit and nothing is pending, work history, background etc. They said everything is fine and good but I have been seeing people say if something does come up they wait till you get to orientation to bring it up and send you home. I have nothing on my records ( no felonies misdemeanors etc.) But I'm wondering if my work history might raise a flag there, even though i was at both jobs at least 2 years each and had to take 1 or 2 other different jobs this year for living situations. So.i am just wondering since they said everything is good to go it won't be an issue once I arrive at orientation.

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.
Turtle's Comment
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Welcome to the forum, Eric!

Prime conducts a very thorough background check before bringing someone into orientation. They aren't going to go through the hassle and expense of shipping you out there, just to turn around and ship you back home. The only things that get people sent home are surprises that people didn't disclose.

You'll be fine, don't sweat it. Good luck!

Chief Brody's Comment
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Bring all the paperwork documenting everything that you've already sent to Prime with you. In case they need it again you'll have it handy.

Bklyn Dreams's Comment
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Bring all the paperwork documenting everything that you've already sent to Prime with you. In case they need it again you'll have it handy.

Eric, this is huge. Bring proof of everything you discussed with your recruiter especially your work history. For example, I was told I was good to go before leaving for Sprimo. At the end of my paperwork part of orientation (1st week), I was told there was an issue with one *employer* not getting back to Prime. Luckily I was self-employed & had my direct deposit statements in my email. That resolved my issue but another driver I met at Pittston was stuck there for longer due to his employer not getting back to Prime either. Somehow he got it resolved but it wasn't easy.

Make sure you download your online application & get screen shots of each page. This is to make sure everything matches cause you'll have to fill out another one at orientation.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Exactly this. The people getting sent home, are because they neglected to mention something in their past that was missed on the first skim background check, or they couldn't prove what they said.

I brought digital copies of everything that backed up what was on my application. (Yes, I am the person that has digital copies of paystubs going back 10 years.)

Prime isn't going to bring you all the way out just to turn around and send you home. That's a huge waste of resources. Yes it's frightening, but you will get through it! And welcome to Prime!

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Bring all the paperwork documenting everything that you've already sent to Prime with you. In case they need it again you'll have it handy.

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Eric, this is huge. Bring proof of everything you discussed with your recruiter especially your work history. For example, I was told I was good to go before leaving for Sprimo. At the end of my paperwork part of orientation (1st week), I was told there was an issue with one *employer* not getting back to Prime. Luckily I was self-employed & had my direct deposit statements in my email. That resolved my issue but another driver I met at Pittston was stuck there for longer due to his employer not getting back to Prime either. Somehow he got it resolved but it wasn't easy.

Make sure you download your online application & get screen shots of each page. This is to make sure everything matches cause you'll have to fill out another one at orientation.

William M.'s Comment
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Bring all the paperwork documenting everything that you've already sent to Prime with you. In case they need it again you'll have it handy.

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Eric, this is huge. Bring proof of everything you discussed with your recruiter especially your work history. For example, I was told I was good to go before leaving for Sprimo. At the end of my paperwork part of orientation (1st week), I was told there was an issue with one *employer* not getting back to Prime. Luckily I was self-employed & had my direct deposit statements in my email. That resolved my issue in My Card Statement but another driver I met at Pittston was stuck there for longer due to his employer not getting back to Prime either. Somehow he got it resolved but it wasn't easy.

Make sure you download your online application & get screen shots of each page. This is to make sure everything matches cause you'll have to fill out another one at orientation.

Thanks for the information, I will try to figure it out for more. Keep sharing such informative post.

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