Couple drivers I know are having VOE issues with previous employer, what should they do?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by ihaveaquestion, Jun 18, 2024.

  1. ihaveaquestion

    ihaveaquestion Medium Load Member

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    Previous employer that handful of drivers & I had worked with/for basically imitates/games the platforms/services that already exist in which all companies use today. They have all their own databases and simply just want to maliciously terrorize American CDL drivers.

    Driver(s) are sharing with me lately that they would apply to new jobs, but they wouldn’t get verified by a previous employer ultimately or how their new employer is just waiting on VOE (by law takes 30 days, unless USDOT/FMCSA changed the law).

    After couple months we noticed previous employer would purposely wait the 30 days out to respond to the prospective jobs VOE request.

    Also, every time driver applied to a new job the next business day or day of applying to the new job the driver would also receive a text/call about how they should sign up for some other new random company (as if the company was a referral from some where). At the same time drivers prospective employer would say hey driver we sent out the VOEs for you “We’re just waiting for previous employers responses”…

    BUT the previous employers of the driver would use the prospective drivers VOE form, from the new company request, as a lead to target/market the driver with the random text/call message of the new company.

    When the drivers potential new company reaches out to the previous employers for verification of drivers, instead of former companies responding to the new company for the driver, the former employer purposely ignores the VOE request & just calls/texts the driver with new companies because they know the driver wants to drive again or needs a job.

    And basically all the former companies do with the VOE is reply back to companies “yeah former driver worker from date to date” takes like 5 minutes tops or so. so the fact that they purposely waste, the 30 days is cold.

    THE QUESTIONS ARE:
    • “what could drivers do to prevent this like could they just show like their tax statements or paystub’s or something?”
    • “why doesn’t the industry just circumvent all this verification of employment nonsense?
    • It’s 2024 not 1980 LOL

    It seems cumbersome, office redundancy or just flat-out pointless; especially with the way technology works. Seems like they just tag the drivers license or DMV, MedCERT to all the MC/USDOT numbers they worked under. Make it seamless, less redundant and cut out the companies playing around with VOEs.
     
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Well the process is easy, the new employer makes several attempts and document them then sends the problem off to the fmcsa and let them deal with it.

    this should not hold up a driver’s employment, unless the management of the company is either cheap or immature.
     
    ihaveaquestion Thanks this.
  4. ihaveaquestion

    ihaveaquestion Medium Load Member

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    Interesting thank you

    what ends up happening, the government just fines the previous employer?

    I suppose there’s nothing the driver can do. They just have to wait it out. It wouldn’t even matter to show tax returns or paystubs.

    what if the company closed/inactive, shut down? I guess upon review they notice the companies MC# is inactive or something. It is kind of weird, so easy a caveman can do it but yet so complicated for no reason like you said immature, cheap, probably spiteful
     
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