Pre Hire Question

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Dustyn A.'s Comment
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I know a pre hire isn't a guarantee and I read the article on here stating that, do they do a second interview when your at orientation and then make a decision like most other jobs or is it really an actual orientation and they then verify everything I have told them when I applied? I was fully truthful on the applications and my background check should be fully clear. Thanks!

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Kip Brown (aka Six)'s Comment
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I know a pre hire isn't a guarantee and I read the article on here stating that, do they do a second interview when your at orientation and then make a decision like most other jobs or is it really an actual orientation and they then verify everything I have told them when I applied? I was fully truthful on the applications and my background check should be fully clear. Thanks!

You will get the pre-hire job as long as you pass their drug screen, physical, and background check. I had my DOT card and drug screen and all but a lot of companies make you take it over when you get to orientation. They just can't guarantee anything until all that is cleared.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Pre Hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Sly48's Comment
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I can only speak for Prime.....but what I found out was there wasn't really an interview where you sit down with someone and had a face to face interview. My whole orientation was in interview. By that I mean, the whole time they are looking at you, observing how you handle yourself, are you on time to class (on time meaning early). Remember, on time is sometimes late and early is on time. They watched that you were attentive (not sleeping in class), courteous, following instructions, etc...etc.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bilbo's Comment
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Great question I was thinking the same thing.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I can only speak for Prime.....but what I found out was there wasn't really an interview where you sit down with someone and had a face to face interview. My whole orientation was in interview. By that I mean, the whole time they are looking at you, observing how you handle yourself, are you on time to class (on time meaning early). Remember, on time is sometimes late and early is on time. They watched that you were attentive (not sleeping in class), courteous, following instructions, etc...etc.

Very true!

A pre-hire simply means that the information you gave on your application qualifies you to work there. They don't see any reason they wouldn't hire you so you can assume they probably will. But sometimes their hiring criteria might change between the pre-hire and actual hire. Maybe the industry hit a slowdown so their hiring standards were raised a bit temporarily. Maybe they changed a policy about something on your application and now you no longer qualify. Those things happen, but not very often.

So a pre-hire basically means "so far, so good" based upon your application. It won't be until you arrive for schooling or orientation that they'll actually comb through your background checks thoroughly and give you the drug test and physical.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Dustyn A.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info Brett and Sly! Makes me feel a little bit better I'll have a job out of school. I'm hoping they don't change any other hiring criteria but I'm not going to worry about it.

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