Your initial point-of-contact with any trucking company will be with their recruiters.
The recruiters job is to convince you to choose that company, and handle the initial paperwork and groundwork involved.
Recruiters will play an instrumental part in your choice of company, and there are plenty of questions that you should ask them before deciding.
The recruiter is a salesperson, who's job is to sell you on the idea of working for the company. Their job is to get you in the door, and is usually commission-based.
Generally, your method of contact for recruiters, at least at first, will be over the phone. Most communication will probably then be handled by email. Recruiters are usually extremely busy, and can be extremely hard to get a hold of. Don't get discouraged if the recruiter(s) at the company you're talking to aren't immediately responsive to your calls or emails.
If possible, you should ALWAYS get things in writing, especially promises.
Generally, no. The recruiter's job is to get the new drivers to sign up and get them in the door. After that, you generally will never hear from them again.
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