Can A Future Employer Tell That You Took A Year Off Work At One Point?

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Chris H.'s Comment
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This is kind of a stupid question I realize, but I am curious if someone works as a company driver for a few years for 1 company and decides to take a year off work and then goes back to working at that same company they last worked for and then later down the road they decided to go to a new trucking company would it be possible to not tell the future employer that you took a year off work or could they find out if you tried to hide it? Curious if somebody could help me with this one..

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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With how they do background checks, I would list it as two separate employment terms. It's too easy to tank your credibility and get sent home.

I'm guessing you are trying to get around a "must have 3 years experience" requirement?

This is kind of a stupid question I realize, but I am curious if someone works as a company driver for a few years for 1 company and decides to take a year off work and then goes back to working at that same company they last worked for and then later down the road they decided to go to a new trucking company would it be possible to not tell the future employer that you took a year off work or could they find out if you tried to hide it? Curious if somebody could help me with this one..

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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You have to disclose 10 years of employment if you are already a CDL holder. When the new company contacts the original company. That company will list the 2 separate employment terms. So dont hide it.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Why hide it to begin with? As long as you weren't overseas for "reeducation", it should not matter for an experienced driver.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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This is kind of a stupid question I realize, but I am curious if someone works as a company driver for a few years for 1 company and decides to take a year off work and then goes back to working at that same company they last worked for and then later down the road they decided to go to a new trucking company would it be possible to not tell the future employer that you took a year off work or could they find out if you tried to hide it? Curious if somebody could help me with this one..

I concur with the others, Chris.

Care to 'IDENT?' Company/state ... any telling info? (Or not; rules assimilate.)

Guessing it doesn't really matter, these folks above are so right. My hubby is switching carriers after 6 years at the same place (due to their dissolvement) and MAN, the future company(ies) are SURE thorough!~!

Some of these background checks and whatnot, just wow. Be safe; not sorry. Our 4 cents.

Best to ya; just write what you do...(log) and do what you write.... all ways.

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~ Anne ~ (& Tom !) ~

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Legends, never asked about my 6 month "vacation" after leaving CRST, didn't matter really.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Legends, never asked about my 6 month "vacation" after leaving CRST, didn't matter really.

That's because they were a 'division' of CRST, silly; you were already in their data cache!

(Under their thumb, however you want to call it, haha!)

Hope YOU are doing well also, man!

~ Anne ~

This is kind of a stupid question I realize, but I am curious if someone works as a company driver for a few years for 1 company and decides to take a year off work and then goes back to working at that same company they last worked for and then later down the road they decided to go to a new trucking company would it be possible to not tell the future employer that you took a year off work or could they find out if you tried to hide it? Curious if somebody could help me with this one..

Any word, decisions, new happenings, Chris H.?

Stop back, what's up ?!?

~ Anne ~

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Anne, I said, Legends, not Gardner's lol who IS owned by CRST.....Legends, or New Legends, is a totally different company, the owner, is out of Yuba City Cali (my birth city, and their main hub) from India or something lol

Yes Annie doing good, having our new 600 sq ft, 3 bedroom house built now, on week 2... So far so good

George B.'s Comment
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600 sq foot 3 bedroom?? Tiny home? Nice.

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