Profile For Keaira P.

Keaira P.'s Info

  • Location:

  • Driving Status:

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    10 months, 2 weeks ago

Keaira P.'s Bio

No Bio Information Was Filled Out. Must be a secret.

Page 1 of 1

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

View Topic:

May Trucking orientation but my backing isn’t perfect since I’m fresh out of CDL school. Should I be worried?

I’m pretty sure we do our test before training

May Trucking may be different than other companies. Usually you go through orientation, go out with a trainer - where you'll get a chance to work on your skills - then come back and take a skills test and written test before you upgrade to your own truck. Do you know if May wants you to take these tests before, or after you go out with a trainer?

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

View Topic:

May Trucking orientation but my backing isn’t perfect since I’m fresh out of CDL school. Should I be worried?

I got an accepted by May Trucking, if anyone here works for or recruits for May, what can I expect from orientation? I know I will be required to do a backing and road test. From what I have been told it is unrealistic for brand new drivers such as myself that are just out of CDL school to already know how to backup perfectly, but I fear that if my backing isn’t perfect I won’t be hired. Can I get some insight please and thank you

Posted:  9 months ago

View Topic:

Finally got my CDL, deciding between 3 companies all drivers seem to hate. Please help :(

This is exactly what I needed to help guide my decision, thank you !

Keaira,

Always consider the source of your information. If someone is unhappy and has been unsuccessful in trucking, they obviously can not help you find the path to happiness and success. Stay away from people who blame, complain, and criticize.

We highly recommend starting OTR. It sounds like you're ready to do that now, but here's an article to help you understand why we say this:

Why You Should Not Start Your Trucking Career As A Local Driver

All of the major carriers are great places to work. They're the elite companies in the nation. They all have beautiful equipment, tons of freight, and the support needed to help new drivers succeed. The main criteria for choosing a company should be:

1) How often do you want to be home?

2) What type of freight do you want to haul?

3) What regions of the country do you want to run?

Once you answer those three it will narrow down your choices. Apply to every company you can find that meets your criteria and then choose from the ones that offer you an opportunity.

Every major carrier is a great place to work but they will all have some negative reviews. These come from people who either couldn't hack it as a truck driver or didn't understand what it takes to succeed in this industry. Trust me, there are plenty of people who take a shot at trucking but never get anywhere with it. They're just trying to save face by blaming the company. You can safely ignore all that.

Posted:  9 months ago

View Topic:

Finally got my CDL, deciding between 3 companies all drivers seem to hate. Please help :(

Brett, Errol, papa, splitter and everyone else thank you for the advice. I had a feeling some of it would be bs and people projecting their own failure through complaints about a company and numerous people have told me everyone has different experiences. I will keep all of this in mind as I consider what company I will start out with. Thank you so much for the helpful information !!

Posted:  9 months ago

View Topic:

Finally got my CDL, deciding between 3 companies all drivers seem to hate. Please help :(

Thank you all for the advice, I think otr would be good for me to start. And I tried swift but they denied me since it’s only been 1 years since I’ve stopped smoking marijuana And not 3 ( I mean I do live in Colorado and had a medical card but I can’t change my past sadly) and I have a license suspension from 2016 for a missed insurance payment on my sr-22 which is why these are the companies that have reached out to me rather than swift, Knight, etc. I heard local positions with smaller companies are better but I could be wrong I’m just going off what I hear. I honestly just need to get the financial stability I need in this exciting new career, but I certainly don’t want to get screwed over by the first company I work with. I actually would like to start out OTR and intend to

Posted:  9 months ago

View Topic:

Acceptable MVR?

Thank you !

Prime recruiter Vanessa Waters' direct line is (570) 602-4704. She helped get me hired when another Prime recruiter told me I didn't qualify. I've worked for Prime, Knight & Roehl. Going back to Prime this Monday. I know what it's like to be under the gun & rushing a decision due to external pressures. It's been a tough lesson learned for me to take my time, think things through & count my blessings. Good luck to you!

Posted:  9 months ago

View Topic:

Finally got my CDL, deciding between 3 companies all drivers seem to hate. Please help :(

I finally graduated with my cdl, am deciding between western express, May Trucking, and trans am, and hopefully I’ll be offered a position with Sysco for a local position. Until then I have to consider the options already made available, every where I do my research drivers seem to hate these companies and I’m only reading negative reviews about all 3. I would apply to more local positions but majority of them require at least 6 months experience which I don’t have. I am just at a loss and need advice

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

View Topic:

Acceptable MVR?

Thank you !

I'm not an authority on MVR issues. You don't give a date for your record points. And company policies vary - it's not the same across the board. Here's a list you might take a look at: Trucking Companies That Will Hire Felons Not that you are in that category, but these companies may be a bit more liberal in their "past life" standards.

Also, fill out this application: Apply For Truck Driving Jobs. This one application is sent to many companies all at once - saves you time. This is the path I took and I got hired at Swift and entered their CDL school.

Finally, here's and application form that goes dirctly to Paid CDL training schols: Apply For Paid CDL Training

Good luck!

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

View Topic:

Speak Directly With A Recruiter From PAM/Driver Solutions

Hi I applied recently and I am hoping to train and drive with PAM. My only concern is my MVR, I do have an at fault accident and a couple license suspensions as well as a ticket for a defective head lamp. I haven’t had a single ticket, accident, or moving violation in 3 years. What does PAM consider to be an acceptable MVR?

Thanks Brett! Hoping we can help some new truckers out here.

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

View Topic:

Acceptable MVR?

In my MVR I have a couple license suspensions, an at fault accident and driving without insurance and either a defective head lamp (mainly because I was just 17/18 and no guardian or financial support really .. any wats my license has been reinstated for over a year now and I haven’t had a ticket, accident, or any kind of moving violation in at least the last 3 years and I intend to continue to keep it that way. I am a student driver but the guy I hired to train me screwed me over. I am in dire need of finding a Company that offers CDL training that is willing to work with me .

I applied to Roehl Stevens transport CR England Knight CSRT

the recruiter at night encouraged me to reapply in December, I wonder if that’s when the items in my MVR will pass ???? I am waiting to also hear back from Pam transport but I fear I’ll be turned down and does anyone have a clue what the requirements for an acceptable MVR is for Knight or Pam ? As well as other companies I should apply to ???

Page 1 of 1

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More