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    MO

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    9 years, 11 months ago

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Posted:  8 months ago

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Trucking companies that have terminals in the Kansas City area

Butler has a terminal at the state line off I70 in KCK next to the UPS Hub. They hire recent grads and we had a member here by the name Junkyard Dog drove for them.

Old School is 100% correct with saying terminal location doesn't matter as long as there's freight in that area.

Hogan and Ruan run alot of dedicated accounts and may be worth looking into despite not having a terminal in KC (to my knowledge). Regardless, if you use this link to Apply For Truck Driving Jobs it'll cast out your application to numerous companies and you can see what they've got to offer.

Please let us know how it turns out.

Thanks for that info. Does that link only send the application out to the 8 listed companies?

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Trucking companies that have terminals in the Kansas City area

Hey Larry, why are you limiting yourself to the KC area? Most companies training new drivers would gladly provide you transportation, housing, and meals if they were interested in hiring you. I've never lived near the terminal dispatching me.

I drive for Knight. I live in Texas. They have two terminals in Texas, but they hired me to drive for their Gulfport, MS terminal. My dispatcher works from his home in Arkansas.

I think you're really closing a lot of opportunities by focusing on Kansas City. You may have good reasons for your choice. If you do, I'd love to hear them. Otherwise you'll always be more likely to land a trucking job by throwing a wide net.

Thanks for the reply Old School. I guess the main reason is since I really don't have a place to park a truck for home time I figured it would be easier to work for a company that has a terminal close by. I'm an hour away from KC.

There is a truck stop only 5 miles from my house and a rest area on I-70 about 15 miles away. Do companies allow you to park at those locations for home time?

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Trucking companies that have terminals in the Kansas City area

I'm looking for companies that will train new CDL holders. I got my Class A CDL with all endorsements in 2019 but went a different direction and didn't use it.

I know SWIFT and Knight have terminals in KC. Are there any others that willing to train someone with no real experience?

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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I’m going with Schneider now I’m nervous

So I called recruiting and explained my situation and where I’m at. They were unbelievably understanding about it and wanted me to be sure. They said my offer is good for one year.

They offered to schedule me in a new class up to 30 days out or put my process on hold until I’m ready. Then just give them a call and we can proceed. Since they already have all the background on me done I could get right in no problem.

She didn’t try to pressure me or talk me out of waiting at all. I respect them as a reputable company even more now.

Now I can take a breath, get everything in order and make the call when I’m ready.

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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I’m going with Schneider now I’m nervous

What is your scheduled orientation start date?

October 5

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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I’m going with Schneider now I’m nervous

I got my official pre hire letter and instructions for orientation. Now I’m having major second thoughts. I didn’t expect it to come together so quick. I have to give my current employer notice by this Friday, get some kind of short term health insurance in place, and I’m currently on vacation in Colorado until Thursday!

I’m planning on calling them today to discuss everything but do you think it would be wise or even ok with them to ask for a later orientation date? I’m just feeling extremely rushed and I’m not 100% feeling good about the decision right now. I know I need to be totally committed once I pull the trigger

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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I’m going with Schneider now I’m nervous

I applied at Schneider this morning and got a conditional offer to go to orientation in Green Bay probably October 5.

I went to cdl school two years ago and then got hired with a company but I only went out with a trainer for a week and then decided to hold off on the trucking career until my last son graduated high school and haven’t been in a truck since. My son is now in college and I’m ready to go.

I’m already nervous about orientation. Will they expect me to do a driving test and a pretrip at the beginning of orientation? If I screw it up will they send me home? They hired me as a CDL holder with less than three months experience. Im probably overthinking things as usual.

I would like to hear from current or recent Schneider drivers if possible

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Does any companies require the jab yet?

I know Brett had a great thread about this and I agree completely with him on the subject.

Do any of you know if there are any trucking companies that already require the shot and do you think all will eventually go that route?

Posted:  2 years, 8 months ago

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Paying off the Western Express contract

If it’s not for you and your done, pay them the money and walk away. No guilt no shame

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Which Mega Carrier is better for regional/dedicated loads?

Larry, If you dont mind what made you pick CFI over Knight? Might help. I have a medical procedure next month. After that I am going to start talking to recruiters. I was leaning towards Knight and Roehl but I will check into CFI as well

Thanks Rick

Rick the cdl school is actually in Neosho, MO. CFI headquarters is in Springfield

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