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Posted:  8 years, 7 months ago

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Frozen Food Express

They only hire out of Mississippi or Texas unless you already have a CDL in which they'll send you to their refresher course which is 11 days. After the refresher they send you to a 2 day orientation, which is paid, and then you go on the road with a trainer. Their training facility is awesome and you can view all of their you tube videos either on their website or on you tube directly. Just type in FFE.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Non compete agreement

The design behind these agreements is based off of whether you have "trade secrets" that you may be able to share with another company. They are actually very difficult for employers to win because many courts look at them as simply preventing people from getting a new job. They are huge in the sales business and companies get away with them because they simply wont hire u unless you sign it. They are total BS. Just another way for companies to make you stick around for a while. Any decent lawyer could crush the standard non-compete clause though but very few people fight them.

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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Possible Background Hiccup...

From what I've seen most companies will require you to fill out a declaration of unemployment or self employment in which you'll need two references, with phone numbers, who can verify what you were doing at that time and that you were infact unemployed. It's just to verify your whereabouts during that time. As far as the time served Thing i can only recommend to make sure you tell them the truth about where you were and explain your case. Always better to tell the truth. Best thing is to call a recruiter, mention it, and go from there. Jmo

Posted:  8 years, 8 months ago

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How Long Does It Take?

Just out of curiosity how long does it usually take from the time you fill out the application until you find out whether you are approved to attend the school. My recruiter is working on the file now. I've spent the last 3 years having to hold off on trucking b/c of some issues with my house but now that it's finally all settled I am finally ready to go for it. Just sent in another application to FFE. I was approved last year but don't remember the length of time it took to find out I was good to go.. I'm hoping to get rolling within the next few weeks.....mid Oct at the latest. Going to their 11 day refresher in Lancaster TX.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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If Anyone can help me I would really appreciate it

I'm no lawyer but I'm pretty sure there are laws in place that require certain agencies or testing facilities to have other options available for people with learning disabilities. Even if it's just them giving you more time to take the test. I would look into that. Do some research online or even call your local DMV and ask if they provide other methods of testing.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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You people don't get it

Maybe they read your profile on here and had second thoughts. rofl-2.gif

Posted:  8 years, 10 months ago

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Want to know your thoughts on Swift

Want to know more about Swift Transportation like the real truth behind it. Many of the videos online are saying its good place to work for and bad too. I just don't know who to believe because I hear that swift pays people to say good things about them.

The only way to determine good from bad is to experience them first hand. Honestly, most of the people that ***** about their jobs or the companies they work for simply have crappy attitudes. Everyone I've talked to that works for swift loves them. Ive met alot of guys just in the last few months with swift. They are all happy. Try not to focus on the negative reviews. They are mostly from brats with garbage attitudes

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Advise

Hello all, Ready to pull the trigger on obtaining my CDL A, I have three options here in Minnesota. 1. Century College 5 weeks 4k. 2. Heavy Metal Truck driving school 5 weeks 4k or 3. Hire on with a carrier who will train me, but make me commit to a time period. Any advise and or thoughts would be great. I need to make the decision in the next couple of days.

Thanks Ken

Really just depends on whether you want to take money out of pocket or let a company flip the bill for you. Personally, i think it's a no brainer to go with a company sponsored school but that is just me. If you can't commit to a company for a year, no matter what kind of job it is, than trucking is probably the wrong career choice anyway. Just my viewpoint. Find the right company for you, give them a year, and you still have 4-6k in your pocket and a great job.

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Deflated - Celadon, Knight, Roehl Won't Take Me & Pushing Roadmasters

Knight still offers cdl training but they only recruit out of certain states now. FL is not one of them unless according to their website. They have a terminal in lakeland but its just a terminal........no training.

I stated this wrong................they dont train at all. They only recruit out of certain states but you have to attend private school now. This is per their website

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Deflated - Celadon, Knight, Roehl Won't Take Me & Pushing Roadmasters

Knight still offers cdl training but they only recruit out of certain states now. FL is not one of them unless according to their website. They have a terminal in lakeland but its just a terminal........no training.

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