Looking For Companies That Run Midwest To Westcoast To Southwest And North

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Ross I.'s Comment
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Hi I will be attending cdl school next month and live in Illinois and I'm looking for Companies that run mostly midwest to westcoast and the south that hire new drivers . My father was a truck driver when i was a kid and when i went on ride along with him he ran a lot of northeast so since i have seen that part of the country i would like to get to see more of the west and southwest of the U.S I also have a dog and would like to be with a company that also allows pets, im also looking for a company that doesn't have you sitting waiting on loads and has nice equipment , pay isn't that important to me as long as i make enough to live on the road and im not interested in getting home a lot as long as i have my dog with me . So anyone can recommend any companies that fit what im looking for that hire noobs that would be great .B well and drive safe

CDL:

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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You'll have to go through our List Of Trucking Companies That Allow Pets to verify pet policies but I would recommend looking at refrigerated carriers if you want to see as much of the country as possible. They tend to run coast to coast far more often that other types of trucking.

You'll have no problem making solid money at any of the major carriers. You don't have to worry about that. And there's no such thing as a company that doesn't make you sit around waiting on loads. That's just part of trucking. Everyone has to do it sometimes.

Have a look at our Truck Driving Job Listings - that will give you some ideas.

Ross I.'s Comment
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You'll have to go through our List Of Trucking Companies That Allow Pets to verify pet policies but I would recommend looking at refrigerated carriers if you want to see as much of the country as possible. They tend to run coast to coast far more often that other types of trucking.

You'll have no problem making solid money at any of the major carriers. You don't have to worry about that. And there's no such thing as a company that doesn't make you sit around waiting on loads. That's just part of trucking. Everyone has to do it sometimes.

Have a look at our Truck Driving Job Listings - that will give you some ideas.

Thanks for the info

James F.'s Comment
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Ross

I was told the same thing Palmer is telling you. I have applied with them twice and I have just retired from the military. I don't understand the method to their madness, because I see the advertise for their CDL training program and need drivers

Jim

CDL:

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

G-Town's Comment
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James wrote:

Ross

I was told the same thing Palmer is telling you. I have applied with them twice and I have just retired from the military. I don't understand the method to their madness, because I see the advertise for their CDL training program and need drivers

Jim

James they are not the only game in town...Paid CDL Training Programs.

CDL:

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

G-Town's Comment
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Apologies to Ross for calling him James. Sorry...

James wrote:

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Ross

I was told the same thing Palmer is telling you. I have applied with them twice and I have just retired from the military. I don't understand the method to their madness, because I see the advertise for their CDL training program and need drivers

Jim

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James they are not the only game in town...Paid CDL Training Programs.

CDL:

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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