How Long From Submitting Application To Company Training?

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Paula V.'s Comment
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How long does it take after filling out an application to be accepted into and start company sponsored training? This is assuming no prior trucking experience, clean background, no issues. On average? Thanks!

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Scott O.'s Comment
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A matter of a couple days.... Depends on your dvr and criminal record...

Old School's Comment
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Paula, it's always best to make a follow up call a few days after submitting an application. Give it about two or three days at the most and then start calling them. First thing in the morning is usually the best time of day to get through to a recruiter. Don't worry that you might be pestering them. A proactive driver seeking employment is a positive thing to them. They are usually buried deep in piles of applications, and the folks who take the trouble trying to check on the status of their applications get theirs moved to the top of the work load.

All you have to do is tell them your name and then tell them you submitted an application a few days ago and that you would like to check up on the status of it. Once you have done that they can find it electronically and see if there is anything else they need from you and it will get the ball rolling for you.

You can Apply For Truck Driving Jobs here on this web site and have the same application sent out to multiple companies.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Paula, like Old School says, you manage your application. If you haven't spoken with a recruiter yet, do that first thing Monday. Get their name and a direct phone number. (They should be happy to oblige, they are rated on how many qualified applicants they bring in.)

Keep up with the whole process over the phone till it gets done. (No, don't be pushy, just make sure nobody drops your ball.)

I did it that way, and I was in class a week later.

Barbara C.'s Comment
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I called and talked to several companies then put in my app and had a call back the same day

Tater's Comment
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I will echo what the others have said. I actually applied to several companies and talked to a recruiter at EACH one before making my decision. Some are faster than others but absolutely call them and ask to speak to a recruiter. They are not always the best at emailing you but most will take a call. At least that was my experience. Get yourself a list of questions together of things that are important to YOU. Then ask the same question of each company you're interested in. That way you can have your own pro and con list. Plus read read read everything you can about them, here and anywhere else. The information here at TT is invaluable. Lots to learn just hanging around here!!

Good luck and let us hear what you decide!!

Tater

Paula V.'s Comment
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Thanks so much for all the great advice!!! I'll make calls first thing Monday. I'll keep you posted...

Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
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I must have had a great recruiter on a slow day. I submitted my application and she called me within 45 min. Told me everything that she needed from me, answered a bunch of questions that I had. I could have been with my company within the week if I had wanted to be.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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