Might Have "lied" To Prime. Life Might Be Ruined....

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Dondi M.'s Comment
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Hey how you guys doing?

I'm at Springfield, MO waiting on orientation tomorrow.

I was talking to a student driver and he was telling me about people who lied on their application, example, One guy didn't tell them of a criminal offense and he got kicked out.

I'm paranoid because I didn't tell my recruiter about a possesion of cannabis charge when I was a teenager, nor a speeding ticket I got in my PV about six months ago. Neither is on my record, but the guy was telling Prime WILL find out and kick me out on the spot. I wrote everything down in the packet, but I never said anything to my recruiter.

I'm so scared, I'm so far away from home and they are NO JOBS for me get back home. All I want to do is give my wife and son a good life..... I hardly have enough money to get a greyhound and NO ONE to help me financially to get home. I feel sooooooo stupid. I've NEVER been afraid to fail, but my family's house, my car, my dogs, are all on the line. I left a decent job in California for this, and my employer said they WILL NOT rehire me do to being a union representative.

I never intended to deceive Prime Inc, I checked my driving record and background check, both are clean as a whistle. So I figured I shouldn't say anything as I don't want to seem like a drug addict or dangerous driver.

What do you guys think? Any recruiter or trainer got some insight? I tried to get ahold of my recruiter but she is off today.

I'm very, very disappointment in myself for being so ignorant.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Dondi M.'s Comment
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In all honesty, I didn't even think of my criminal offense as a minor until somebody said something today. It's been five years and I just forgot about it, I left all that mess behind because of that ordeal.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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You say you put that info in your packet? If so, no worries. A recruiter is just a recruiter. They get paid to get your butt signed on.

On a side note, I don`t think they go back to childhood misdemeanors. Not sure though. Also, How did the ticket get removed from your record?

Dondi M.'s Comment
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The court said no one would be able to see it. I'm not sure if they are right, The recruiter said my back ground check and driving record are. I checked both before I even applied. I just got a lot on my mind.

I worked on a military base before I got here. NO WAY would they let me on if I was a criminal.

It might be on my record. I definitely don't have points for it. Nothing was on the DMV report.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Doug 's Comment
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First of all, take a breath and calm down. Dont spend all night working yourself up. If I were you, just tell someone first thing in the morning that you are concerned you may have omitted something from your application and just explain it to them. Be honest and let the chips fall where they may.

You have a much better chance of working this out if you take charge and tell them. It may not even be an issue. If it is, you will have the chance to explain the situation. If you dont tell them and it looks like you tried to hide something you wont have much chance at all.

Get a good nights sleep, go in early and handle it. Worry about going home when and if that time comes. Either way worrying about it all night wont help the situation.

Old School's Comment
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Dondi, I think you are okay on the possession charge. If you were a minor those records are sealed. I'm not sure about the speeding ticket. They are going to give you a chance to list anything like that at orientation. Just list it and get as close to the date as you can, that way if it does show up they know that you are being honest with them. If you want to tell them about the possession charge you can, but I don't think it is necessary - those records should be sealed. Let us know how it all works out.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joshua C.'s Comment
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I'm here right now. I've made some mistakes in the past but was upfront about everything on my application and to my recruiter. Believe me, they check everything before you get on that Bus and come down here. Your recruiter doesn't make money unless you get on that Truck from what I'm told. The actual interview process is extremely fast. I'm almost positive they would have ran the background check before they invited you or your Recruiter would of asked you about something that you omitted to give you a chance to come clean. If your that concerned about it, call your Recruiter first thing in the morning and let them know everything. You'd be amazed of what they can do and how fast. It won't hurt you at all trust me. You can have up to three violations in a 3 year period. Your record was a long time ago and they for the most part only care about five years. Your record is nothing at all. Your recruiter can make it right before you do the interview. Don't even worry about anything.

Joshua C.'s Comment
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I promise you that you have absolutely nothing at all to be concerned about. I've just went through the entire ordeal here at Prime. Call your recruiter because trust me, you'll have plenty of time to do it tomorrow because your going to be sitting in lines the entire day doing a UA, getting your vitals checked, etc..etc.... nothing that you posted will get you sent home. Trust me on that.

Dondi M.'s Comment
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I just my pulled driving record from the California DMV. No convictions. My recruit told me my record was clean, both driving and background. Ever since that student driver told me, it's been bugging me all day. I've haven't slept in like 50 hours, I think that is my problem actually.

I'm just stressing BS I suppose. I'm more prepared than anybody else I talked to. I got my permit, and I am a very seasoned stick shifter driver. I can double clutch up and down thanks to bad synchros in my car, as well as floating the gears. Hell, I've might have even drove a rig or two when I was a teenager. Might have ;)

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Joshua C.'s Comment
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I just my pulled driving record from the California DMV. No convictions. My recruit told me my record was clean, both driving and background. Ever since that student driver told me, it's been bugging me all day. I've haven't slept in like 50 hours, I think that is my problem actually.

I'm just stressing BS I suppose. I'm more prepared than anybody else I talked to. I got my permit, and I am a very seasoned stick shifter driver. I can double clutch up and down thanks to bad synchros in my car, as well as floating the gears. Hell, I've might have even drove a rig or two when I was a teenager. Might have ;)

Man you have absolutely nothing to worry about. I didn't sleep but 10 hours in a 3 day period because the not knowing what to expect is always what gets me. Prime is a real cool place and make you feel very comfortable almost immediately. They take care of their drivers and want you to succeed. I hope you get some rest. You'll be just fine Man. Enjoy the ride

Double Clutch:

To engage and then disengage the clutch twice for every gear change.

When double clutching you will push in the clutch, take the gearshift out of gear, release the clutch, press the clutch in again, shift the gearshift into the next gear, then release the clutch.

This is done on standard transmissions which do not have synchronizers in them, like those found in almost all Class A trucks.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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