Company won't release my past employment HELP

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  1. Driver507OH

    Driver507OH Bobtail Member

    Jan 15, 2019
    What can I do besides using my w2s for verification.I have my most current employer of two and a half years who is refusing to release my past employment.Does anyone know who will hire me?I been off the truck now since 03/2022.I been applying an drivers pulse and can't get no one to take me on.My MVR is clear no violations or tickets.Im registered in the clearinghouse with no violations.This company is really doing a number on me.
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Are they refusing to acknowledge your employment with them or just refusing to give details?

    all I need is if you worked for a company, I document what I have been told and move on. My insurance and fmcsa both say I have to attempt to gather specific information and if I can’t, document my attempt.
  4. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2017
    The Sticks, Idaho
    You prospective employer only has to "Attempt" to verify past employment... They dont actually have to get a "yes he worked here," so long as they dont say "no he didnt work here"

    It would sound to me like maybe your previous employer is telling prospective employers that you were under some kind of contract and that if they hired you it would put you in direct violation of that contract.

    That said, did you have a contract with your former employer that you skipped out on??? Did your former employer pay for you to get your CDL??? Under what circumstances did you leave your former employment???

    Not accusing... Just connecting the dots that make sense to me. And trying to help you clarify so other more knowledgable members can give thier help too.
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  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Indeed is what I used

    I've had a few call me. Half of them wanted to schedule a road test. Something I haven't had to do for the last 15 years.

    I haven't signed up for the clearinghouse thing.

    A few years ago I had a call. I didn't want them calling the then current job..they said w2's would be fine. I was going to take that job till I googled and saw complaints of late and or missing pay.

    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Austin, MN
    As stated by others before me, we just have to make a reasonable attempt to verify employment. The problem will arise when it is your only recent employer/experience. That's when alternate methods come into play... the DAC, gathering W2 or 1099 from the employer, etc.

    As for the road test, all most companies are doing is checking the block as required by the FMCSA... just prove you can pre-trip and drive the truck. Its not to DMV standards, but to show you know generally how to identify a problem with a truck before driving and that you exhibit safe general practices when driving. Basically, don't crash, don't break the law, and you'll probably pass. I use the road test as a training opportunity by teaching different methods for sliding tandems (we don't hire rookies, but we have hired from Flatbed, Tanker, and LTL who have never slid a tandem in their life prior to coming here) and taking an empty trailer to our largest customer while showing their operational procedures on-site.

    You WILL have to sign up for the Clearinghouse, as that is now the legal method for verifying drug/alcohol history (employers no longer have to report violations to prospective employers).
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  7. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Submit applications directly to the trucking company. EVERYTHING in life is a balance of ease and value. If you only want a job that comes from Driver Pulse process you are limiting yourself greatly. Yes it's nice to enter one application and have it stored and then send it to many companuies by just verifying your identity. Don't prioritize the easiest job search process over a better job.
  8. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    That was just disgruntled former employees, i’m sure they wouldn’t have not paid you..
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  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    They were advertising quite a bit. So I doubt they had a high happy employee rate.
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