Profile For Yellow_Wolf

Yellow_Wolf's Info

  • Location:
    PUEBLO, CO

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    2 months, 4 weeks ago

Yellow_Wolf's Bio

Trying to get into trucking.

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Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Yellow Wolf, I think maybe you are confused. When they say they want 3 years work history, they mean just that, "work" history, any job, not just driving jobs.

I was under the impression that it was any job.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Almost ready to go.

I'll try to call and try out Millis. Anyways, i tried for the last two day to see if i can get WIOA grant but was told it was only for dislocated people. But the person on the phone told me to get into contact with Schneider. My only problem is that there's no review for them but read that they send you to school. I'm wondering about transportation, lodging, and meals.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Almost ready to go.

Well CFI tried to help me but i'm out of hiring range. The only area they hire out of Colorado is Denver and Boulder. I even contacted Scott on Facebook and he told me he begged on my behalf. Good guy for trying as well as whoever call me from CFI. But on the bright side I did get contacted by a CDL truck driving school about 20 miles away with loads of information on their school. I could even apply for what is called a WIA. May try that route and then move to a more desirable location and then reapply to CFI and many more.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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I got bad news. shocked.png I call recruiters this morning, here's what happened: Swift-Knight wants 3 years of work experience. KLLM doesn't hire Colorado, only a few states. CRST is team driving, i want to go solo soon. Prime still hasn't respond but will try later. Wilson Logistics wants 12 months experience. No work history has put me in a hole and i may consider other driving jobs before coming back to reapply. Any suggestions on what other driving jobs i may take like shuttle and passenger bus to build work history? confused.gif Thanks all.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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How long to get a call from recruiter

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Is it better to call, text, email, one, two, all three? And what's the best time to call them? Because I would like to be proactive as possible instead of waiting for slow answers. Should I use the recruiters' numbers list on Driver Pulse?

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Personally, I would send an e'mail stating 'hay, so and so... you have my application in hand, and I have a few questions, still unanswered. '

List them, bullet point style.

Next day, no e'mail, call and ask for so'and'so... and have the email at the ready. Just IMHO. Go OVER the questions asked, and unanswered.

Just my two cents; trucker's wife, trucker's life, haha!!

(Wish Brett would make that a drop down qualifier/quantifier, haha!)rofl-3.gif

Emailing a list of questions in bullet point style sounds like a great idea and then over the phone if no reply. Excellent organization. thank-you-2.gif

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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How long to get a call from recruiter

Is it better to call, text, email, one, two, all three? And what's the best time to call them? Because I would like to be proactive as possible instead of waiting for slow answers. Should I use the recruiters' numbers list on Driver Pulse?

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Almost ready to go.

Error: Meant to say Colorado was NOT included as one of the hiring areas.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Have you thought about what company you want to work for?

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Well i used the Paid CDL Training Programs link and it applied me to Prime Inc., CRST, and Wilson Logistics. The applications is also connected to my Driver Pulse tenstreet app. So far CRST is interested in me despite a somewhat slow response through text. Not quite sure what to do next.

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Have you seen this link, with 'individual' company reviews, that Brett put together? Also... Millis has a 'direct' app link on here, and I know they are currently hiring; a gal pal of mine is leaving this week heading their way, with her CDLP.

Trucking companies: Reviews and more!

I've been following you; and wishing you well. Happy 'early birthday' by the way ~! (My husband's is today....and we can't 'do' much due to this Covid crap, so... chilling and this! LoL.)

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I've seen a few reviews on there. Thank you for the future birthday wishes. Since then, I have added Swift and KLLM. Didn't include Millis because on the paid cdl review, Colorado was included as one of the hiring areas. Best wishes to your husband with Millis and his birthday among the covid nightmare. I am curious if the covid is the reason why not many recruiters are attempting to contact me. But then again i read on another thread that it would be a better idea if i start the initiation and get the ball rolling.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Almost ready to go.

Have you thought about what company you want to work for?

Well i used the Paid CDL Training Programs link and it applied me to Prime Inc., CRST, and Wilson Logistics. The applications is also connected to my Driver Pulse tenstreet app. So far CRST is interested in me despite a somewhat slow response through text. Not quite sure what to do next.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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The last few company orientations I attended, all I had to do was get to the rental location. The trucking company had taken care of the reservation and the rental fees beforehand.

All I needed to turn in were gas and toll receipts for reimbursement.

That's good information to know PackRat, ease my mind a little.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Some companies are not sending by bus due to covid. They are reimbursing car rental. Be sure to ask about that. It might be extra money u need to fork out upfront.

Thank you Kearsey, if some companies are reimbursing car rental then it would be convenient for me. But i don't mind the Greyhound. Now i do have some cash saved up that i do plan on using if needed. I wonder if it's any rental agencies and i just did a quick research on young drivers fee and most agencies are waiving it also due to covid through august 31 for renters ages 21-24. But i actually turn 25 on the 27 so lucky me.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Almost ready to go.

I have already look at those links before but i've already just got my permit. As for Paid CDL training, i'll check it out.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Hello TruckingTruth and member. I have been seriously considering a career in trucking particularly OTR. I have done research on the lifestyle and believe that being single would help, but i'm not sure. In the past week so far, i have gotten a DOT physical exam with my 2 year medical, studied the CDL Manual and watch somewhat boring but worth it practice test on YouTube. Yesterday i went to my local DMV to take the written test. I received a 90% on General Knowledge, 95% on Tanker endorsement, and i forgot which but 85% and 90% on Air Brakes and Combination Vehicles. So far I feel relieved. I've also taken the time to utilize TruckingTruth forum for extensive research. Not sure if there's something wrong with my computer, but i'm not able to access the search feature for this forum or if i'm too new on here so i ended up googling "truckingtruth (topic i'm looking into)". Right now i'm preparing myself for a greyhound bus trip for cdl training since i saw a few topics on greyhound. I have so many questions that i would like to add on later especially the job application, transportation to cdl training, food/meal, housing, recruiter, DOT and permit beneficial, and a few more. Thank to any future replies. I'm quite stoke after receiving my CDL/CLP even thought i have a temp and the 6 months won't come for the next 30 days. Thank you.

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