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Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Is this job a scam?

It threw me off when I asked him for his name on the phone he wouldn't tell me and he said i wouldn't have to road test theres other guys with experience who applied but he thinks he's gonna go with me the first thought in my head was WOW NICE GUY!when I hung up I wasn't as nervous and started thinking more why wouldn't he tell me his name and why wouod he chose me over the experienced guys who applied and said there on board for the same 22 an hr but your right im sure its hard starting any business the burger king he wants to meet at is in the most dangerous place in ohio as well he wouldn't change the location for nothing if I had someone to go with me i would but I'm gonna take the ladys advice on this one!but I absolutely understand where you coming from

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I'm sorry, they have trucks but no office?? RUN the other direction as fast as you can!!

Laura

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I strongly disagree with you. My wife works for a small company of about a dozen trucks and I'm good friends with the owner. Its a 2 person operation (my wife and him) and it took him a while to get an office when he was first starting out. The starting costs are massive especially if you're renting space just for paperwork. It can sometimes be best to save the money and just use a room in your house when starting out. Its not unusual at all. Think about how many small businesses started in their garage and eventually moved to an industrial space. Why would this throw you off?

Back to the question, to legitimize this job opportunity and ensure he isn't scamming you, ask him for his company DOT/MC #. Use that information to do some research into them. You'll learn all you'll need to know with that information and some research.

Starting out is really really hard in this industry from his position. Yes he will cut corners in an attempt to keep his head above water.

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I'm sorry, they have trucks but no office?? RUN the other direction as fast as you can!!

Laura

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I strongly disagree with you. My wife works for a small company of about a dozen trucks and I'm good friends with the owner. Its a 2 person operation (my wife and him) and it took him a while to get an office when he was first starting out. The starting costs are massive especially if you're renting space just for paperwork. It can sometimes be best to save the money and just use a room in your house when starting out. Its not unusual at all. Think about how many small businesses started in their garage and eventually moved to an industrial space. Why would this throw you off?

Back to the question, to legitimize this job opportunity and ensure he isn't scamming you, ask him for his company DOT/MC #. Use that information to do some research into them. You'll learn all you'll need to know with that information and some research.

Starting out is really really hard in this industry from his position. Yes he will cut corners in an attempt to keep his head above water.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Is this job a scam?

Yeah about 3 months I have had a hard time with being new and covid even garbage company's wont take me im trying to stay local for my kids and wife but I'm learning real quick we may have to sacrifice and do regional a while.......the area he wants to meet is east cleveland area which is pretty scary itself.i sure appreciate 🙏 the tips and if you know anyone local that might be willing to train a rookie please let me know

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So I applied on indeed to a job in cleveland called j&k express local 22 an hr so the guy called me I said i just got my cdo no experience hes like thats fine we are new only have a few trucks didnt give me his name had me fill out an app I left out my social anyway he called again and its an 888 number then says he wants to meet at a burger king in Cleveland there working on getting there facility together my question to you experienced guys is does this sound To good to be true?is it a scam?

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Yeah, that's definitely a 'no go' IMHO. Cleveland SURE DOES have some shady areas; my hubby delivers in many of the boroughs there.

I looked them up on SAFER web; they don't even SHOW a CLE location...but a bunch of others....all a bunch of LLC's. Closest one is in CMH (Columbus) with only 2 power units, and a DOT/MC# established in December 2019. Nothing I'd be interested in AT ALL, being a fellow buckeye, and married to a trucker, LoL~!

You've had your CDL for what, 3 months now? Have you driven at all yet? You need to get going, Michael ~! Are you trying to stay away from OTR, or... what? Just wondering. As I recall you went to weekend school, correct? There are many opportunities out of Cleveland for many amazing carriers. We've got a lot of buddies up your way that drive up there.

Best wishes on your job search, sir!

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Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Is this job a scam?

thank you so much Laura I know I'm fresh new no experience so I had to come ask the big dogs its in a bad part of town to and i have nobody to go with me as backup

I'm sorry, they have trucks but no office?? RUN the other direction as fast as you can!!

Laura

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Is this job a scam?

So I applied on indeed to a job in cleveland called j&k express local 22 an hr so the guy called me I said i just got my cdo no experience hes like thats fine we are new only have a few trucks didnt give me his name had me fill out an app I left out my social anyway he called again and its an 888 number then says he wants to meet at a burger king in Cleveland there working on getting there facility together my question to you experienced guys is does this sound To good to be true?is it a scam?

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Anybody know of weekend only jobs in northeast ohio

Looking for a Friday,sat,sunday monday or thursday friday saturday sunday job in northeast ohio do any companys hire for something like that? I work full time for the city but can work 4 days regional or local

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Road test tommorow should I try to sleep?

Your right I'm still laying here trying to conk out If I stay up itll be about 26 hours awake at test time

You need to sleep. I'm not sure how long you've already been awake but I've heard that after 24 hours being awake your decision making is similiar to being intoxicated. You will be unable to think clearly especially under stress. Loading up on caffeine will only make it worse and have you jittery. You know where the curb is and how to avoid it. Focusing so deeply on this curb is going to cause you to fail something like shifting because you're too worried about it. They don't expect you to be perfect, you just need to show them you know how to safely handle a rig.

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Road test tommorow should I try to sleep?

Thanks brother!

Try to get some sleep. Take your time on the turns and watch your tandems. Don’t let a small mishap on your last test destroy your confidence. You got this

Posted:  3 years, 11 months ago

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Road test tommorow should I try to sleep?

So I've tried to get in a cdl school for a year I did finally went through 3 months of weekend because I work during the week I've passed pre trip maneuvers failed road test 2 weeks ago hit a curb I was only able to get extra training 2 weeks ago other than that I haven't drove for close to 2 months my permit expires in a week so this is my last shot to get it before renewing and having to start all over I cannot seem to sleep its 830pm i test at 11am I know it's better to sleep but every time I close my eyes the curb I hit plays over and over should I just stay up get a coffee and workout?

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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How to keep from stalling

Hey guys weird question I've been doing weekend training at community college for a few months finally test not this tuesday but next instructors have told me I'm the best driver in class I feel pretty confident on pre trip maneuvers and definetly on road EXCEPT!we have a 10 speed 2014 cascadia and they want us to start in 3d gear instead of 1st probably so ppl dont throw it on reverse going to second they always say easssssse off the clutch until you feel it pull a little for some reason it always sound like its gonna bog down or stall unless I immediately give it gas but the instructor was like your gonna burn the clutch so I eased off and bam it stalled I can shift piece of cake how do I fix this before I test?it dosent big like that when were doing maneuvers is it because were starting in a higher gear?thanks fellas see yall on the road shortly god bless

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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Weekend training

Thank you I have my test the week before Christmas

It might help you to write out the pre trip several times on paper. Write it in the same order every time. It helped me learn the pre trip before I ever even saw a truck.

For backing, I didn't get as much practice as I thought I needed while in school. When it was time to test I figured I had a 50/50 chance at passing. I got lucky and passed.

I passed pre trip and backing first try. Driving (which I was very confident about) took me two tries. I hopped a curb on my first turn and that was it for my first attempt.

I dont know of many, if any, people who are totally confident going into their CDL tests. Try to keep a positive attitude.

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