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    Employment history - verify all 10 years?

    I'm curious to know if trucking companies are required by FMCSA to verify all 10 years of our employment histories, or just the last 3 years. Does anyone know?

    If you happen to know where the regulation is in the handbook, I'd be grateful if you'd point it out to me.

    I've wondered about it before, but in the process of filling out an online application I ran across this:

    The U.S. Department of Transportation requires that driver applicants provide all employment for the past THREE years. Prior to hiring, all driver applicants must also provide commercial driver employment for the SEVEN years immediately preceding this three year period.

    Driver applicants must account for any gaps in employment during this period.

    If unemployed during any of that period, enter "Unemployed" and list dates (you should be prepared to provide an unemployment compensation stub, if required). For any period of self-employment, we may require additional documention. If previous employers are out of business, we will require copies of W-2 Tax Forms, Pay Stubs or other documentation.



    All employment history from past 3 years is required. PLEASE ACCOUNT FOR ALL TIME PERIODS IN THE PAST 3 YEARS. LEAVE NO GAPS.

    Thanks much.
    Last edited by Nevermind; 12.05.2011 at 06.22 PM. Reason:: to elaborate

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    you must list 10 years and the company must verify/ contact your employers for the past 3, years

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    Quote Originally Posted by usatrucker01 View Post
    you must list 10 years and the company must verify/ contact your employers for the past 3, years
    I think so too, but a lot of companies do the whole 10 years. Thanks for the reply.

    I'd still like to see the regulation if anyone knows where it is.

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    392.21 might help you out

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    Lemme fix that for ya.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nevermind View Post
    The U.S. Department of Transportation requires that driver applicants provide all employment for the past THREE years. Prior to hiring, all driver applicants must also provide commercial driver employment for the SEVEN years immediately preceding this three year period.
    That's the part everyone misses. The 7 years back only applies to commercial driving work. They don't care how long you did anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by me only View Post
    392.21 might help you out
    As I read that the past three are a must. past 10 only if subject to DOT regs in that 10 yr span..

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    391.15 also explain 10 yr

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    Quote Originally Posted by kajidono View Post
    Lemme fix that for ya. That's the part everyone misses. The 7 years back only applies to commercial driving work. They don't care how long you did anything else.
    I've been driving 12+ years. Thanks anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by me only View Post
    392.21 might help you out
    Will check it out - thanks for the reply. Have loosly searched the regs before but couldn't find the answer.
    Last edited by Nevermind; 12.05.2011 at 07.47 PM.

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    The answer is in

    391.23 Investigation and inquiries

    (2) An investigation of the driver's safety performance history with Department of Transportation regulated employers during the preceding three years.
    Still researching....
    Still under 391.23
    (d) The prospective motor carrier must investigate, at a minimum, the information listed in this paragraph from all previous employers of the applicant that employed the driver to operate a CMV within the previous three years.
    (e) In addition to the investigations required by paragraph (d) of this section, the prospective motor carrier employers must investigate the information listed below in this paragraph from all previous DOT regulated employers that employed the driver within the previous three years from the date of the employment application, in a safety-sensitive function that required alcohol and controlled substance testing specified by 49 CFR part 40
    This is interesting:
    The prospective motor carrier employer may not provide any alcohol or controlled substances information to the prospective motor carrier employer's insurer
    Last edited by Nevermind; 12.05.2011 at 08.01 PM. Reason:: additonal information forthcoming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevermind View Post
    I'm curious to know if trucking companies are required by FMCSA to verify all 10 years of our employment histories, or just the last 3 years. Does anyone know?

    If you happen to know where the regulation is in the handbook, I'd be grateful if you'd point it out to me.

    I've wondered about it before, but in the process of filling out an online application I ran across this:

    The U.S. Department of Transportation requires that driver applicants provide all employment for the past THREE years. Prior to hiring, all driver applicants must also provide commercial driver employment for the SEVEN years immediately preceding this three year period.

    Driver applicants must account for any gaps in employment during this period.

    If unemployed during any of that period, enter "Unemployed" and list dates (you should be prepared to provide an unemployment compensation stub, if required). For any period of self-employment, we may require additional documention. If previous employers are out of business, we will require copies of W-2 Tax Forms, Pay Stubs or other documentation.

    All employment history from past 3 years is required. PLEASE ACCOUNT FOR ALL TIME PERIODS IN THE PAST 3 YEARS. LEAVE NO GAPS.

    Thanks much.
    Ill make this easy,IF you are a newbie who just starting your trucking career more likely the companies you apply at more likely will only required your last 3 years.Now you will still need to fill out a 10 year work history BUT they are manly look at your last 3 years.Now if your a EXPERIENCE trucker with a min of 1 year experience,they will check your last 10 years of employment,now that being said and unless you work in H.R at a trucking company I don't believe they really call all pass employers form the last 3 or 10 years.It required because FMCSA required it.

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