Employment history - verify all 10 years?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Nevermind, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Nevermind

    Nevermind Bobtail Member

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    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.
     
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  2. usatrucker01

    usatrucker01 Light Load Member

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

    Nevermind Bobtail Member

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    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.
     
  4. me only

    me only Medium Load Member

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    392.21 might help you out
     
  5. kajidono

    kajidono Road Train Member

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    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.
     
  6. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    As I read that the past three are a must. past 10 only if subject to DOT regs in that 10 yr span..
     
  7. me only

    me only Medium Load Member

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    391.15 also explain 10 yr
     
  8. Nevermind

    Nevermind Bobtail Member

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    I've been driving 12+ years. Thanks anyway.

    Will check it out - thanks for the reply. Have loosly searched the regs before but couldn't find the answer.
     
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  9. Nevermind

    Nevermind Bobtail Member

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    The answer is in

    Still researching....
    Still under 391.23
    This is interesting:
     
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  10. Bigarmin88

    Bigarmin88 Road Train Member

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    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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