There aren’t many career choices that come with proof you’re eligible for a job after spending valuable time and money on training. The truck driving industry is one of the few who offer exactly that. Pre-hire letters are a way to get your foot in the door with a carrier before you even start your first class. This blog will help you understand the pre-hiring process for truckers, and how to go about getting a pre-hire letter!
Job Placement & Pre-Hire Program
Through our Job Placement program, we make sure each student is eligible for CDL training and employment in the trucking industry. Eligible students and graduates are offered pre-hire opportunities from local, regional, and long-haul trucking companies. These pre-hires state that the student appears to meet the carriers basic hiring requirements, and would be eligible for employment after getting a CDL.
Understanding Pre-Hire Letters
Pre-hire letters are a way to gauge your chance of employment with a company before starting CDL training. There is no limit to receiving pre-hire letters; students often receive one or more before training even begins! Getting a pre-hire letter is not a job contract, and it’s not a promise of employment. You will still have to complete training and earn your CDL. Once you decide on a company, you will need to meet the qualifications of employment and attend a driver orientation with the company.
How To Get A Pre-Hire Letter
The best way to learn more about different trucking companies and get a pre-hire letter is by attending a recruiter visit! At HMTT, we partner with many different companies who offer employment opportunities to our graduates. These companies visit our school regularly to discuss job vacancies and the benefits their company offers.
Pre-hire letters don’t guarantee a job, and some companies may require you to complete a job application. It is very important that you fill out your application correctly and honestly. Carriers will check enrollment verification and may run a background check, motor vehicle report (MVR), or even schedule drug testing.
Trucking Companies That Pre-Hire
Prospective drivers should apply for as many pre-hire letters as possible. Not only does it open options for you, but ensures you find the carrier that best fits your needs. Here are just a few of the companies that offer pre-hire letters to students at Heavy Metal Truck Training:
- Bartels Truck Lines
- Covenant Transport
- Cross Country Freight
- US Xpress
- USF Holland
- US Foods
- Western Express