How much employment history should I add on resume?

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  1. Switcher

    Switcher Light Load Member

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    How far back should I go? This would be my first job driving for any company.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Companies are required to go back 3 years for first driving job.
    Go back 10 years for experienced cdl drivers or drivers on their first driving job and now want to change companies.
    Read the application carefully because companies can go back as far as they want as long as they meet the minimum.
     
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  4. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Answer ALL the questions AS ASKED! Don't volunteer information not asked for. As @Chinatown said carriers are required per Federal Regs to collect your employment information generally for up to three years, and up to an additional 7 years for history as a driver! The main point being look at those questions carefully!
     
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  5. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Remember. Trucking companies want to know your trucking carreer. Not you worked at McDonalds flipping burgers
     
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  6. Ridgeline

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  7. Chinatown

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    Something truck drivers don't need.
     
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  8. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Most carriers don't give a dang about most all of your non-driving jobs. The thing is part 383.35 and 391.21 mandates they get that information. Then part 391.51 requires this information to be in that driver's Driver Qualification File. All I can say is one of the first things that an FMCSA safety auditor hits are those DQFs with a hit list of drivers culled from the carrier's SMS data. If they find missing data? The fines can get expensive! Then you also get that warning of a pending return!
     
  9. JoeyJunk

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    If you don’t list non driving jobs then it will show a gap in employment that many companies will want you to explain anyways so might as well list it.
     
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  10. Ridgeline

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    exactly
     
  11. aramil248

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    That's why I was stuck going to CRST for training vs others I tried for. Which was Roehl, Prime and Wil Trans.
     
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