Profile For Mike G

Mike G's Info

  • Location:
    Anaheim , CA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    2 months ago

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Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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What did you do before becoming a truck driver?

On 11/30 I finish my 13 year career as a Mercedes-Benz service advisor and on 12/1 I start training at Old Dominion. I was pretty much over dealing with the customers (some nice, some entitled) and the sales that’s involved. I can’t wait to hit the road!

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Got hired at ODFL’s Driver Training Program!

Congrats Mike G. I called OD but they said they didn't train. I'm at Knight doing driver training now. It's fun, learning a lot. I'm thinking about applying to OD after a year with Knight. Good luck at OD!

Thanks! Must be your area because a lot of the terminals around here are hiring for the Driver Training Program. Getting that year experience sounds like a solid plan.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Got hired at ODFL’s Driver Training Program!

Congratulations! Just finished the classroom portion of the training portion myself and it was awesome! Which terminal are you headed to?

I’m headed to the Irwindale terminal.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Got hired at ODFL’s Driver Training Program!

Thanks PackRat, I appreciate that info!

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Got hired at ODFL’s Driver Training Program!

Welcome aboard! I'll happily answer any questions you may have if I can.

Linehaul or P&D?

Thanks Bobcat_Bob! They said my first year I’ll be a combo driver but my preference is to do strictly Linehaul once that’s done.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Got hired at ODFL’s Driver Training Program!

Well after applying at 3 other Old Dominion terminals, I finally got hired at the 4th one for their driver training program. I don’t have my CDL so they’ll train me to get my permit and CDL. I’ll work the dock until the next classes start up which I was told are monthly. I start December 1st and can’t wait to start!

When I gave my notice at work it was fun explaining to people why I chose a career in trucking. After almost 14 years as a Service Advisor at a dealership I’m ready to start this exciting field.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Applying at different terminals ok?

Doesn't hurt, each terminal is independent from each other. I would apply and wait a couple days then give each one a call if you don't hear anything.

I've been at OD for 4 years now if you have anyothet questions ask away.

Hey Bobcat, I haven’t heard from either terminal yet. Anyone specifically I should contact at the terminal or just reach out to the terminal manager?

Posted:  2 months ago

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Applying at different terminals ok?

Thanks for the advice. I just applied at the Orange terminal. Fingers crossed that I’ll hear something.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Applying at different terminals ok?

Hey everyone, I want to get into trucking and have read about different companies. One company that sticks out to me is OD. I’ve applied for the driver training at their Anaheim, CA terminal 15 days ago and haven’t heard anything yet. When I log in to their site under my profile, it still shows “under consideration”. A couple of days ago another driver training position was posted at their Orange, CA terminal.

Should I also apply at this other terminal which is also close to me? Would it look bad on my part that I’m applying for the same company but at two different locations? I’ve read that each terminal runs things a little differently. Should I just be patient?

Thanks in advance!

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