National carriers

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Josh S.'s Comment
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Does anyone have any info on national carriers orientation process? Classes,drug test,road time, etc.

Dan R.'s Comment
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Here is a list of many of the big carriers. Most of their reviews have all that information and more!

Big Scott's Comment
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I don't know theirs, however most orientations are:

  • Three days or more.
  • Day one is usually paperwork and drug tests.
  • Usually have classes on safety, company policies and procedures.
  • There should be a road test and backing test.
  • During orientation they will verify all the information in your application, check your driving record and run another background check.

Orientation is a job interview and you do not have a job until the last day when they give you your ID and other stuff. Drug tests are urine for DOT and many companies do hair for themselves. Best thing you can do is call them. I hope that helps. Good luck.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Josh S.'s Comment
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Thanks guys, been just trying to get some if on them before I head into the lions den Monday morning.

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