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Posted:  1 year, 8 months 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 year, 8 months 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 year, 8 months 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 year, 8 months 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 year, 8 months 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 year, 8 months 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 year, 8 months 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:  1 year, 9 months 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:  2 years, 9 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:  2 years, 9 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.

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