Prime Trucking Hiring Disqualifications

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Daniel H.'s Comment
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Hey y’all. Really thinking about getting my CDL. Thinking about being a flatbed trucker is really interesting to me. I’ve been looking at prime for their CDL training program and because it’s only an hour from the house. However I seen someone say they weren’t hired because they was fired from a previous employer. I was recently discharged from a job. Will this stop me from being hired? If so for how long?

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.
BK's Comment
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What was the reason you were discharged?

Daniel H.'s Comment
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What was the reason you were discharged?

It was construction site s**t talking that a homeowner caught and it cost me my job

Zen Joker (Andy)'s Comment
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One thing any reputable company values is the reputation based on how their employees interact with their customers. Therefore, any company that will verify the termination reason directly with your prior employer will probably have the same outcome as they will consider that a mark against you as far as how you handle conflict and interpersonal skills which is key to their customer relationships.

Curious to see what some of the veterans have to say about this.

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What was the reason you were discharged?

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It was construction site s**t talking that a homeowner caught and it cost me my job

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

BK's Comment
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What was the reason you were discharged?

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It was construction site s**t talking that a homeowner caught and it cost me my job

If bad language was truly the reason, it probably will not be an issue. Bad language is common with drivers, just as it is with construction workers. That makes it difficult to believe the sole reason for your dismissal was bad language. If blue collar workers were fired for bad language, there wouldn’t be many left.

That being said, what you do and say reflects positively or negatively on any company you work for. My mom wouldn’t tolerate the use of bad language in our home growing up. She always said it was a sign of a poor vocabulary. So I guess my dad had a bad vocabulary.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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As a Prime driver and trainer... I say apply and see what they say. Worst thing they will say is no.

***Be advised that due to lower freight rates and volume, Prime is limiting hiring until Spring. Therefore if it comes between you and someone will a flawless record (and yes, we are out there), they will go with the flawless person.

Apply everywhere and see who offers.

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