Profile For James L.

James L.'s Info

  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    2 months, 1 week ago

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Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Best route to take to be a local driver in South Florida?

Interesting, I didn't know that about Swift, only heard OTR I'll look into that for sure. Thanks

James please disregard my reply in your other thread.

Swift hires out of Ocala, they might keep you local.

Also try PFG, US Foods… McNeil. Etc.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Denied WIOA grant for CDL school


I recently applied through my local employment office for the WIOA grant. Waited a couple weeks, got a call back and the first thing they asked me was if I had any truck driving experience. I was honest and said no, that's why I want to go to school. They then said I did not qualify and would require some type of experience driving either a box truck, or Uhaul truck for example. This is discouraging since I did all the research I could and no where did I hear that determined eligibility. In fact many people I've heard got the grant had never driven anything other than a car before. I even reached out to people online and asked about it, they were shocked also. Should I have known this? Do I have any other options? I know I qualify financially. Thanks in advance

Posted:  2 months ago

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Best route to take to be a local driver in South Florida?

Yes, I've looked into LTL and there are quite a few companies near me but I cannot find any ones that do driver training programs specifically in my area. And I wish I could travel but can't at the moment otherwise I would do OTR. Seems like the odds are against me..

LTL would be a wonderful thing to get into but it's highly unlikely given your area. You can really only run north out of your area which really limits how many drivers are needed. When i lived in St Pete 5 years ago the LTLs wanted a minimum of 3 years experience. Sysco has started helping people get their CDL atleast in Palmetto (across the skyway from St Pete). Not sure of the details, but that's very physical labor not many can handle.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Best route to take to be a local driver in South Florida?

Hello, so I have my class A permit and am currently looking to either get a grant to go to school and try to find employment myself after or try to find a company that will train me then hire me straight after. Unfortunately I can't go over the road because of personal circumstances. Thing is, I live in Fort Lauderdale area (about an hour north of Miami) and there are not many companies around me that will do that. So ideally I am trying to be local and the only company I see near me is XPO and I am going to reach out tomorrow. If no luck I suppose I will go the food/beverage service route. If anyone sees this that lives in soflo and has any advice I'd really appreciate it. Thanks

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