Few Simply Questions

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ghostrider977, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. ghostrider977

    ghostrider977 Bobtail Member

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    I recently quit my job as a mechanic and I'm considering part time driver work (class a).

    How could I possibly remember the dates of employment for the last 10 years? I can get somewhat close as I've had only 4 jobs in that time frame. Do companies freak out about this ? or fudge and go is ok?

    I have decided line haul is probably best for me, considering Saia, a Mail contractor, possibly a FedEx contractor. Would like about 3-4 days a week. Early AM work is not for me, so probably night shift. BTW I'm in Cincinnati so seems a fairly strong market for drivers. Also, I already have doubles and tanker endorsements.

    Any thoughts, suggestions?
     
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  3. RustyBolt

    RustyBolt Road Train Member

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    I always just do history rounded to month. Never an issue. But you might try contacting the companies and see if they can give you exact dates.
     
  4. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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  5. akfisher

    akfisher Road Train Member

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    yesh easy. They really just dont want to see gaps
     
  6. ghostrider977

    ghostrider977 Bobtail Member

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    So I have some gaps too, 6-8 months on unemployment. How should I handle this?
     
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  7. akfisher

    akfisher Road Train Member

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    Put unemployed should be fine.
     
  8. Jokingypsy

    Jokingypsy Medium Load Member

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    Being a mechanic, just tell them you were working under the table or trying to open a shop and it never materialized. Sounds better than saying laying around watching Oprah.

    Adam
     
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  9. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Companies do want you to be as close as possible with your job history.Many can't remember all the places and dates they work then they don't get hired because of it.I don't know why recruiter can't help because she looks it up anyway.I have a long work history,no way I could remember it so I have it wrote down.I would suggest you do the same for future employment.Try and get as close as possible with your work history.
     
  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    W-2 Forms for taxes will show dates of employment.
     
  11. GasHauler

    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

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    If I were to have it all over again I would keep a book with a lap top and record everything. I would have sections on everything the day had to offer. Best place to eat just about all you need Then when you come through there again 20 years later you won't have to guess.
     
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