There is a huge difference between approved and pre-approved. Often times a recruiter will tell a driver they are approved to give the driver a sense of being hired and locked in. Often times drivers will tell other companies to beat it because they are already approved with another company, only to get to orientation and be kicked to the curb a few days later.
Be weary of a company that doles out approvals at the drop of a dime. They are not looking out for your best interest, they do not care if something pops up in a past reference that may get you sent home, they figure it is worth the risk.
Jim Palmer processed the application in full prior to bringing a driver on. We would never want to bring a driver in to onboarding then say, oh, sorry, your past reference shows an abandoned truck, you need to go home now.
All approvals are conditional until you pass your DOT physical or your basic training courses, but there is a difference from pre-approval and approved.
It may not be something that you need to think about until you are a more experienced driver, but just be weary of the fast approvals, confirm if your application is pre-approved, or APPROVED.
In an attempt to let people know what it is like for over the road drivers, I am heading out with Jim Palmer Trucking driver Allie Knight.