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Posted:  2 years ago

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Career change, looking to go local

Hey Jay, which company are you with? Are the mixers automatic?

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If my name hasn’t given it away already, I’m in law enforcement and looking to leave. I have been looking at getting my CDL. I was wondering if there are any companies that provide paid training here in Vegas for local routes. I’m unable to be away from home for extended periods so OTR is kind of out of the question for me right now. If there aren’t any companies that provide paid training for local routes, what companies will hire new grads for local routes? I’m willing to put myself through a CDL school if necessary.

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Check for CDL B jobs. I paid my way through school, and thought that you had to go over the road. I drive a cement mixer and will make somewhere north of 50k This year and I didn’t start till the 2nd week of February. There’s lots of options out there. I think a lot of folks steer clear of the CDL B jobs because they start between 18-20 an hour. But almost all have overtime and that’s where you make your money at.

I agree with what they preach here though I wouldn’t want to be trying to deliver pulling a 53 ft trailer to some of these business That’s a recipe for disaster.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Yes, as far as company sponsored CDL programs go, Roehl is at the top of my list. The only thing that is kind of off putting for me is the 15 month commitment. I’m trying to stick with a pet friendly company if I have to do OTR. I have two dogs and I’d like to bring my boy. He loves to travel. The other one would stay home with the wife

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If I were to go with a company that provides CDL training and requires OTR, which companies have the best home time structure?

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As PackRat said, most companies are about the same. At the top is a blank box. Type in Roehl and read those posts. If I remember correctly, they have decent home time.

Laura

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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If I were to go with a company that provides CDL training and requires OTR, which companies have the best home time structure?

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Thanks for the input

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Who will hire new grads in Vegas?

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702FiveOh, I haven't jumped in on your quest yet, but you've got to realize you're going about this all wrong. We do not recommend starting in this industry with a local job.

I understand you think that's your only option. You've got to reconsider your approach. You've got to think long term when establishing a career. Your shortsighted approach has a lot of potential to kill or abort your goals.

We teach best practices. There's solid research and evidence why you want to establish your truck driving career as an OTR driver. I know it's a huge sacrifice for a family man, but it's also a sure fire way to assure yourself success and opportunities as a local driver. Right now you're doing everything you can to force a square peg in a round hole. Don't you feel it? It's a huge mistake. A one year commitment to OTR driving would set you up with lots of local opportunities. There's a solid reason for that. Don't ignore the proper path that leads to what you want.

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

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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I’m going to be starting CDL school soon. Who will hire new grads in Vegas?

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Looks like I’m pretty much SOL as far as finding a local company that will train without a CDL. Has anyone here used any of the local schools here in Vegas?

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Does anyone in here work for Republic Services?

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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I’ve heard that about OD a few times. Do you work for them currently? How do you like it?

Check with LTL companies in your area, I am not sure if any are hiring right now or if they still offer the dock to driver program. OD will hire right out of CDL school if it is one of their approved schools but that maybe on hold due to Covid. Other LTL companies hire right out of school as well it just depends on their needs at this time and unfortunately with a bunch of unemployed drivers they might not be.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Career change, looking to go local

If my name hasn’t given it away already, I’m in law enforcement and looking to leave. I have been looking at getting my CDL. I was wondering if there are any companies that provide paid training here in Vegas for local routes. I’m unable to be away from home for extended periods so OTR is kind of out of the question for me right now. If there aren’t any companies that provide paid training for local routes, what companies will hire new grads for local routes? I’m willing to put myself through a CDL school if necessary.

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