Recruiters Are Busy!

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Jay B.'s Comment
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Ugh I'm going stir crazy sitting around waiting for recruiters to call back. The prime recruiter hasn't replied to my email or voice mail since last week and I haven't heard from knight since the original reply to my application :(

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Ask to speak to the head of recruiting, you'll be transferred and they almost always pick up. Just a tip..

Jay B.'s Comment
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I was on hold for 30 minutes and the phone rang again then clicked and hung up. Grrrr

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Keep trying. Try calling at 0700 central time. You can catch them just as they start their shift. That's what I did.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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My experience w/ Prime recruiting was a positive one. Dustin was his name. Almost always accessible, never thought he was trying to sell me something, very pleasant demeanor.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Also, I understand you going stir crazy! I graduated from trucking school the end of June, and am FINALLY starting my first day on the job this coming Monday. I had to sit and wait on my first choice. Was like a three week process, not your typically way of doing things. I actually had to go to an interview with the linehaul manager. I probably could've been a couple weeks into training already had I joined up w/ a mega OTR carrier out of school, but it was worth the wait for my coming linehaul job. smile.gif

Hang in there, you'll be on the road in no time!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
HAMMERTIME's Comment
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I was on hold for 30 minutes and the phone rang again then clicked and hung up. Grrrr

It's a sign to look at other options, when I went through this I made them show me they wanted me not the other way around. I have a different mindset than others I would say and many Truckers would argue against my logic but I consider myself Valuable and not willing to settle for a half effort. I've been driving since 2011 and it's worked out well. There are many options out there, apply to all of them and see who shows you their most interested. You not obligated to full fill any arrangements you made with them until you've showed up so keep that in mind.

RedGator's Comment
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When I applied for Prime it took my recruiter a month to respond to everything. Go after what you want. You call them. Yes they are busy. Some companies more than others. My biggest turn off when I called a company was stupid recruiters. If you cant answer simple questions and dont know about the company your trying to sell me thats just a no go for me .

Ken C.'s Comment
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Ugh I'm going stir crazy sitting around waiting for recruiters to call back. The prime recruiter hasn't replied to my email or voice mail since last week and I haven't heard from knight since the original reply to my application :(

Best Advice is too stay on them....Call them at the beginning of their shifts, the end of their shifts and always leave a clear voice message with your name and number and what the call is about....Repeat your number slowly, rinse and repeat the next day.

Ken C.

Jay B.'s Comment
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Nobody is getting back to me really, the one i have really got answers from was CR England so far. I don't think I have applied to swift yet, I'll have to look back through my emails.

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