Questions For Recruiters (what Do/did You Ask)

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>>--HuntinDoug-->'s Comment
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I think everyone who has made it past the decision to go into trucking has a list of recruiter questions. I know I have mine. I couldn't find a comprehensive list on the TT site. Maybe we can compile a list that the mods can place in the "Finding The Right Truck Driving Job" section. So, what are the main things you wanted to know from a recruiter?

I'll start with some ones from my list:

#1- When the company website says: Regional - Home every weekend... What does that mean? Home on Fri/leave on Sun?...Sat/Mon? #2- If the company website says: Minimum $X00.00/week for the first 12 weeks... Does that mean I will be paid $X00.00 no matter how many actual miles I run? Even if I am sitting in a truckstop waiting for a load? #3- what happens if I don't make it to the end of orientation? Do you provide a return bus ticket to my home, or do you drop me at the nearest curb? Do I still get paid for the time I was at orientation? #4- What is the companies retention rate after 6 months & 1 year?

Feel free to add to the list.


Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Anchorman's Comment
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We have a great thread with a List of Questions to ask a Recruiter. It has 34 questions already listed.

See Also: Wiki - Questions To Ask Trucking Company Recruiters

Anchorman's Comment
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You may also want to check out Brett's article about The Biggest Mistake New Drivers Make When Speaking With Recruiters.

>>--HuntinDoug-->'s Comment
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Awesome... don't know how I missed that. Thanks!

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