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Can you get a class B job with no experience?

^Serious question. I'm planning on attending trucking school in a month so ive been looking at jobs(Class A and B) just to see what's available and i have found not a single job sans the usual Swift, Werner, etc that would hire someone starting out. Every class B job seems to want a year plus experience as well. I'm not sure if im doing something wrong or not looking in the right places. Frankly im not interested in being otr for weeks at a time and im not doing it for uber amounts of money. Just making 20k a year would be a step up.

Posted:  6 years, 1 month ago

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New Driver advice

Good evening I'm a 20 year old college student(graduating in winter) I'm currently working on my getting my cdl and i had a few questions i am trying to get answered. I turn 21 at the end of decemeber and i was planning on attending school the first week of january

1st. I was planning on getting my Class B with air brakes, hazmat, and passenger endorsements. I am attending CDS tractor trailer training school(Richmond campus) and i was told for $200 more i can just go and get my class A and that would be better in the long run. At the moment i just want to drive a box truck doing deliveries and what not. I'm not opposed to trailers and such i just don't really want something that big. But if that's where the money and better job opportunities are ill take it. Would it be worth it to get my class A even though i dont want to drive anything in the class A?

2nd.Is it better to learn from a company/ or go to a third party school? Currently i qualify for a grant so i would only be paying $1500. The main issue i'm worried about is trying to find a job that would hire a new 21 year old driver with little to no experience. Because of the grant i won't have to worry about debt but it would be irrelevant to have the license if i can't find a job.

3rd. I'm reading that a lot of first years there first year is mostly going to be on the road. Is that true?

4rd. How to find trucking jobs? Currently i've been looking at indeed and craigslist and it seems to boil down to Swift/Crst or needs 2/3 year experience

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