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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Can starting companies like swift would take a stale license?

Yea i going to do otr sometime next year. Just trying to prepare myself mentally and physically and other personal things. Since once i start doing trucking i don't want to leave the industry until i retired.

After reading op I noticed Victor, it will probably be another year before you decide to go otr. I would do company sponsored training as suggested by G-town and others. A friend of mine w 5-7 yrs exp stopped driving for 3 years or so. He figured refresher course. Millis (I know for sure) and 2 others informed him he would have to do start from scratch. Minus the dmv test. He would of course have to prove he could pass the test to his instructors.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Can starting companies like swift would take a stale license?

Ok thanks many ppl here saying that im screwed because I've waited so long and I'm still going to wait one more year to get myself ready for the otr experience.

Many companies will offer a refresher course. The length of the course may depend on how fast you learn. Some won't even charge you... It is basically a little extended training.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Can starting companies like swift would take a stale license?

I understand what ur talking about. Whether the company is good or bad don't matter to me i only care about getting experience. So i assume the answer to my question is yes? And i will watch the podcast

Victor, I know you're not getting all this info about "crappy" companies being the only ones willing to hire people in unusual situations like yourself from our website. That tells us you're all over the place gathering information about trucking. That's fine, but you have to be careful about the opinions you're forming. Remember, you really know nothing right now. Much of what you think you know is somebody's opinion that you've decided to adopt. That's a terrible way to start out in trucking.

Would you be surprised to hear that I worked for Western Express and had a great experience there? Would you be surprised that my friend G-Town worked almost a decade for Swift? He made great money there and was treated like the professional driver that he is.

Please, don't fall for the baloney festival that is celebrated by most truck drivers. Nonsense seems to breed freely in most trucker conversations. Be careful what you read and what you believe.

I urge you to listen to this podcast. It should help you better understand things that you think you have already figured out. In fact, I hope you'll listen to all our podcasts. You'd be getting way better information than you are currently coming up with.

Are Major Carriers Just Starter Companies?

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Can starting companies like swift would take a stale license?

I got my class A one year ago and I wasn't ready for the otr experience yet but I'm planning on going most likely a yr from now due to family problems. I want to know if any major carriers would take me since they always need drivers. I know I'm not going to get a good company till i have at least a yr of otr experience so I'll take a crappy company as long i get enough experience to move on to a better company.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Is there any major carriers terminals near new york?

O ok would it be harder for a starter company like swift, Western Express and etc. To take me?

Is your school bus a combination vehicle with a trailer registered for over 10,000 pounds? If not then you are gaining no "tractor trailer" experience. That's what makes your license stale. You need actual class A experience or a recent certificate of training to qualify for any class A job worth getting into.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Is there any major carriers terminals near new york?

Yes i had start all over so i got my A class license on first try at a trucking school near me so right now trying to save money b4 i go into otr lifestyle.

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I would like to know if any drivers here know if there's major carriers like swift and etc. Terminals near new york? I heard its best to go to a company where one of their terminals is near ur home so it would be easy for home time.

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Are you ready to get 'back in the saddle,' Victor? If I recall, you got your CDL awhile back, but got pulled away from utilizing it/going to school, due to family reasons.

I hope that's all worked out for ya by now, good sir! The suggestions above are all excellent, and many can be found, right here on TT. I'm thinking you may have to 'start over' if you've been out of the game that long, but that's okay! Better now, than not!

Here's a great start: Apply For Paid CDL Training

Wish you well; let us know!

~ Anne ~

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Is there any major carriers terminals near new york?

Is it considered stale if I'm using my A license as a school bus driver?

No need to live near a terminal. The company just needs to have loads in your area, and you need a safe place to park.

Wolding only has one terminal technically, and I could get home to the Niagara Falls area daily. Or Syracuse as well. We also have numerous runs daily all along I90, into Massachusetts, and all over the northeast. We also have runs to Brentwood on LI. Northeast regional is hourly.

However if your CDL is stale that might be an issue. Best bet is to call recruiting.

I say technically because we are converting to Bison USA this month. We swap trailers with Hartt and Britton Transport currently (also Bison, but they have no US terminal) so we may be using their terminals in the future. We can drop trailers there now. We are in the process of acquiring Pottles as well

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I would like to know if any drivers here know if there's major carriers like swift and etc. Terminals near new york? I heard its best to go to a company where one of their terminals is near ur home so it would be easy for home time.

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Is there any major carriers terminals near new york?

I would like to know if any drivers here know if there's major carriers like swift and etc. Terminals near new york? I heard its best to go to a company where one of their terminals is near ur home so it would be easy for home time.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Would major carriers still hire you yrs later after you got your cdl license?

Im asking because i am going thru something with family and want to know if they will still hire you afrer you got ur cdl but didn't use it meaning not doing any driving jobs for at least a yr or so. I heard from some ppl u supposed to immediately get a trucking job or they won't hire you. Idk if they are telling the truth so i need advices.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Best major carrier for new cdl driver?

I just got my cdl class A license with E restriction from passing the road test on first try. Now i would like to know which major carriers would take me even tho my driving records are not so clean. I don't have DUIs nor DWIs but do have some points nowhere enough to suspension the license. I'm over at the east coast. I'm going to do some research but i do like to hear opinions from drivers has been or still in one of the major carriers.

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Is majority big carriers taking new drivers with an automatic E restriction on cdl A?

O i won't drop out since i spent alot of money to get my class a. That's my number one goal.

I asked a dealer and only 5% of new trucks sold are manuals. However... Now that you started trucking school some carriers will not accept you until you get the CDL.

I know prime has rejected people for dropping out of CDL school and those who quit other company programs

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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Is majority big carriers taking new drivers with an automatic E restriction on cdl A?

I'm in the process in getting cdl a and its extremely difficult to drive a manual without stalling and jerking the truck and im really thinking about trying out the automatic truck. I've read some forums here that was 3 yrs ago that most major carriers are getting rid of manuals in favor for automatic. I would like to know from anyone that's in one of these carriers had they fully transition to automatics now 2021and they are going to stay that way for yrs to come?

Posted:  1 year, 4 months ago

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How to shift eaton fuller 6 speed transmission correctly?

What i mean correctly i mean like what mph to upshift or downshift with this 6 speed. I have seen the popular 10 speed eaton fuller like ar 25mph u should be in 7th gear since 2+5 is 7 so so forth. Does anyone know about 6 speed tranny? Im training to get my cdl A and im a bit scared to go higher gears to reach the actual 25mph speed limit in new york like i like to stay in 3rd gear which seems to reach 20 mph around 2000 rpms. Thinking about trying to train in auto truck and get a restriction since from what im hearing majority if not all major carriers are using automatic.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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What is a US DOT certification course?

Sorry if its a dumb question but im trying to get my cdl from a trucking school in ny and they got this course in a cdl class a package which i don't know if its an actual course i have to go to class for or its a medical card that cdl drivers must have. The school didn't bother to answer the question for me so i need help so i don't have to spend unnecessary amount of money.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Will Large Fleet Trucking Companies Hire Me With A Pending Ticket?

Thank you both i will def do that and Davy when u get accepted let me know so maybe i could try my luck getting my foot into their door and final start my career. Right im just saving up money for a trucking school in my state.

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I meant that mostly in jest about Western, the recruiter there seems really cool and has been calling a lot lately, but nothing too bad. Schneider seems like a good one to go with and it seems like it will go. I do really like a lot of the of what Prime has too offer, but the conversation seemed vague and ambiguous. I appreciate the info. Western seemed like a decent enough place to work for as far as I could tell and the pay structure, home time and equipment seemed to match other large companies, I dont really have a reason not to work for them as opposed to anyone else. The main thing that I was trying to say to Victor is that there are definitely large fleets that will work with you even with tickets and such.

I was actually just looking at CFI tonight. I havent applied for them yet, but that might be a good one to. Im pretty sure Mills is primarily east of i35 and dosnt hire out of CO.

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Hope I helped a tad bit; you seem to be on it as well, good sir .. passing the 'reals' on to Victor!

Check back on those you missed; you may very well be right about Millis/hiring area. I've heard that.

CFI, more broad hiring area; great company that will meet your needs as well. Or more .. you do the research! LoL.

Read OVER my advice over coffee & daylight; and check into some of that I've sent. Both of y'all ~!! PreHires. . . . read that, too.

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

ps: the end of the tunnels are only as you CHOOSE them to be!

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Will Large Fleet Trucking Companies Hire Me With A Pending Ticket?

Yes i know im responsible of my own actions u live and learn ur mistakes. So im praying that i get accepted with my current conditions instead of having to wait for another couple of yrs of no tickets. Hell I'll take the crappies company out there as long my foot is in the door and begin my dream career.

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Thanks i will do that once i get my cdl I'm tired of these 9 to 5 jobs and like to drive for a living and retired as a professional driver but these cops are there to ruin any chance of that. But i wonder if the companies look at the ticket issue date or the date im convicted on?

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Victor, Davy has experience with this issue. It is causing him problems.

You need to get the ticket settled in court. You also need to be aware that any ticket 15 over is going to be really detrimental to your chances. Every trucking company I know of considers that as reckless driving. Most of them won't touch you if that is not older than 3 years. Safety is a big concern out here. They don't just take the attitude that everybody makes a mistake now and then. They want to see a record of safe driving. You are at a disadvantage when you are competing against folks with good clean driving records for a job. That doesn't mean you wouldn't turn out to be a better driver than those other folks, but it's all they have to go by at this point. They will always choose the folks with the best driving record when they are given the choice.

Don't make the mistake of thinking driver demand makes this career an easy one to step into. Our records follow us. Sometimes they hinder us.

There are a few companies who are less strict on your driving record. CRST, Western Express, and C.R. England come to mind. You might also want to check with CFI - they would be my first choice, were I in your situation.

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Conviction date. Its not the cops fault you were speeding. Trust me, I have a serious love of all things that go fast, and ultimately, each time I got a ticket, it was my choice to speed, my choice to ignore the possible repercussions of speeding. At least the recruiters I have talked to have told me to be completely honest about my tickets and take responsibility for them, if not there is a good chance you could get the boot at orientation.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Will Large Fleet Trucking Companies Hire Me With A Pending Ticket?

Thanks i will do that once i get my cdl I'm tired of these 9 to 5 jobs and like to drive for a living and retired as a professional driver but these cops are there to ruin any chance of that. But i wonder if the companies look at the ticket issue date or the date im convicted on?

Victor, Davy has experience with this issue. It is causing him problems.

You need to get the ticket settled in court. You also need to be aware that any ticket 15 over is going to be really detrimental to your chances. Every trucking company I know of considers that as reckless driving. Most of them won't touch you if that is not older than 3 years. Safety is a big concern out here. They don't just take the attitude that everybody makes a mistake now and then. They want to see a record of safe driving. You are at a disadvantage when you are competing against folks with good clean driving records for a job. That doesn't mean you wouldn't turn out to be a better driver than those other folks, but it's all they have to go by at this point. They will always choose the folks with the best driving record when they are given the choice.

Don't make the mistake of thinking driver demand makes this career an easy one to step into. Our records follow us. Sometimes they hinder us.

There are a few companies who are less strict on your driving record. CRST, Western Express, and C.R. England come to mind. You might also want to check with CFI - they would be my first choice, were I in your situation.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Will Large Fleet Trucking Companies Hire Me With A Pending Ticket?

Of course but again nobody and i doubt there are companies that will only hire perfect drivers with perfect record we all make mistakes and get points on our record. If there are companies take felons im sure they take drivers that have some points and just got their cdl. Im able to proceed to get my cdl in my state as long i didn't get major traffic offenses in a cmv.

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Speeding ticket and i was giving an example with the 40 tickets i want to know if these carriers would take anyone as long they dont have a criminal record

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Trucking companies are looking for drivers who are already driving safely. Traffic tickets are a good indicator of (un)safe driving. Traffic violations aren't really considered "criminal records".

There are Trucking Companies That Will Hire Felons.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Will Large Fleet Trucking Companies Hire Me With A Pending Ticket?

Speeding ticket and i was giving an example with the 40 tickets i want to know if these carriers would take anyone as long they dont have a criminal record

What is the pending traffic ticket for? And how many tickets and what are they for?

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Will Large Fleet Trucking Companies Hire Me With A Pending Ticket?

I would like to know if its possible to get in big companies like swift, cr England and etc. With a pending traffic ticket? I know nobody is perfect and wondering if these companies with take drivers whose record is not clean but not ridiculously dirty like 40 speeding tickets, dui, and etc?

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