Finding A Job: Location And School Trouble From My First Picks.

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S.B.'s Comment
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Crete, Shaffer wont hire if you went to Miller-Motte for truck driving school. It was 160 hrs, and I earned CDL's. Actually more unofficial hours as the instructors often would offer us the opportunity to come in and practice.

TMC (my first choice), Mavrick, Boyd Brothers all said I'm too far east. McElroy also said I'm too far east, but is checking in with higher ups since I'm close to the hiring line, but No GI bill apprenticeship. Heartland is a possibility from talking with the recruiter.

Seems like many flat bed companies cut off from hiring those of us east of I95. I was looking into flat bedding companies for the possibility of being home on Saturday with the kids. I don't mind a little extra work in the weather. I'll do dryvan also, just that Saturdays off like you get with most flatbed companies would have been a nice perk, having kids home from school and me home.

Anyone have recommendation of who to try for Eastern NC / SC ? I'm on the stateline. GI bill apprenticeship would be a huge plus.


Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.


A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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You could try asking Lowe's & Home Depot who delivers their lumber.

Maybe Melton? There's also Cypress, I think they're based in Florida.

Maybe keep your eyes out for any flatbed trucks in your area and look them up.

Good luck.

William C.'s Comment
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Try usxpress I got 2 people in my orientation class who went there

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