Is This Normal For A Truck Driving Job Offer?

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Tyler Durden's Comment
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I applied for a position with a trucking company for a open position. The date the position was posted is from January but I thought what the heck. I get a call from a recruiter. She asks me a few questions about my resume and where I went to school. She then tells me this is a direct hire position and she would like to offer me he position and will email me the offer and a link to fill out a few more things. Once I complete that I will be sent for a drug test.

Of all the places I have applied I have yet to have a company offer that fast or move that fast with the hiring process. Is this normal? Kind of worries me some about the company. It is a decent size company with a union

Errol V.'s Comment
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Tyler, when you first applied did you fill out the forms with all the addresses and dates and things?

Did the recruiter talk to you about the company? Like how much you get paid? How much training you need to do in orientation? What's the name of the company?

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Tyler, when you first applied did you fill out the forms with all the addresses and dates and things?

Did the recruiter talk to you about the company? Like how much you get paid? How much training you need to do in orientation? What's the name of the company?

When I applied I did so through there website. She did not go into any details about the company nor did she discuss the pay or orientation or training. She did ask about the school I attended and confirmed the endorsements needed.

The company is YRC.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Tyler, when you first applied did you fill out the forms with all the addresses and dates and things?

Did the recruiter talk to you about the company? Like how much you get paid? How much training you need to do in orientation? What's the name of the company?

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When I applied I did so through there website. She did not go into any details about the company nor did she discuss the pay or orientation or training. She did ask about the school I attended and confirmed the endorsements needed.

The company is YRC.

It can go really quick... I applied at jct and in three days they wanted to bus me to Oklahoma....

Errol V.'s Comment
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Tyler, when you first applied did you fill out the forms with all the addresses and dates and things?

Did the recruiter talk to you about the company? Like how much you get paid? How much training you need to do in orientation? What's the name of the company?

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When I applied I did so through there website. She did not go into any details about the company nor did she discuss the pay or orientation or training. She did ask about the school I attended and confirmed the endorsements needed.

The company is YRC.

Did you do a Google search on YRC? It's an old school company. It's a combination of Yellow Freight and Roadway.

Here's their blurb:

We invented less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping in the 1920s and remain the original LTL experts. With open positions in our offices, terminals and on the road, YRC Freight is seeking talented individuals who have the energy, discipline and commitment to customer service to fulfill our promises.

If you're interested in LTL work, check them out. Ask some questions, to see if they can match what you want.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Tyler Durden's Comment
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Tyler, when you first applied did you fill out the forms with all the addresses and dates and things?

Did the recruiter talk to you about the company? Like how much you get paid? How much training you need to do in orientation? What's the name of the company?

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When I applied I did so through there website. She did not go into any details about the company nor did she discuss the pay or orientation or training. She did ask about the school I attended and confirmed the endorsements needed.

The company is YRC.

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Did you do a Google search on YRC? It's an old school company. It's a combination of Yellow Freight and Roadway.

Here's their blurb:

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We invented less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping in the 1920s and remain the original LTL experts. With open positions in our offices, terminals and on the road, YRC Freight is seeking talented individuals who have the energy, discipline and commitment to customer service to fulfill our promises.

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If you're interested in LTL work, check them out. Ask some questions, to see if they can match what you want.

Yes I did do some research by what caught me off guard was how fast she wanted to move. I was almost convinced I was going to go to Maverick trucking as I was finding nothing local in regional or LTL.

The thought of LTL is nice and being home with my family. But and its a big BUT ...... With YRC the union made a deal with the company that employees would give back 15% of there pay to help keep the company going. Apparently it was in pretty bad shape financially but has since improved. But the deal with union I believe lasts until 2019. I have a hard time wanting to give back 15% of what I earned.

For some reason though I stil can't stop thinking about Maverick.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Regional:

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Indy's Comment
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I applied for a position with a trucking company for a open position. The date the position was posted is from January but I thought what the heck. I get a call from a recruiter. She asks me a few questions about my resume and where I went to school. She then tells me this is a direct hire position and she would like to offer me he position and will email me the offer and a link to fill out a few more things. Once I complete that I will be sent for a drug test.

Of all the places I have applied I have yet to have a company offer that fast or move that fast with the hiring process. Is this normal? Kind of worries me some about the company. It is a decent size company with a union

I would be surprised if that is all there is to it. After you pass the drug test they will probably have you come back for a road test, at least... Then you'll have the job. That's how it was at the Indianapolis terminal where I interviewed awhile back.

I wouldn't let that 15% giveback bother you so much... You'd still make a lot more at YRC than as an entry level otr driver... And the health insurance is at no cost and pretty good I hear.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PJ's Comment
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Speed really means nothing. My current job took me 3 days from app/discussion with owner to having my butt in orientation.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Tyler, I can't believe that YRC is the only LTL that you've found that's currently hiring. I know Old Dominion in Carlisle is currently not hiring, but ABF is right across the street from YRC, and I know they're hiring multiple positions - including road drivers (linehaul). Personally, I'd go with ABF over YRC, but that's me. If you're willing to commute up to Carlisle for YRC, did you try ABF? Have you tried USPF and Fed Ex Freight? I know Estes can be tough to get in touch with their management in York, but I can't believe YRC is all you've found so far. You've also got Conway Freight ( now XPO ), Ward Trucking in Camp Hill, NEMF in Camp Hill. Seriously. There are a ton of LTL options in our area.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Kenny S.'s Comment
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I was a receiving supervisor for one of YRC Freight's Customers. Out of all the drivers I interacted with, they all had nothing but positive things to say about YRC.

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