Having A Hard Time Finding Local Work As A New CDL Holder.

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Starcar's Comment
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Ahhhh......white line fever.....asphalt addiction.....yup...it happens all the time....

Fuddruckers's Comment
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Falling in love with otr is a real possibility, but if your looking for otr companies that hire out of fl, then prime mighy be a fit, not the best home time but they hire newbs and haul out of fl.

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.

Kristen .'s Comment
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Local companies require minimum of one year experience or you should have completed your truck training from a well reputed truck driving schools. You can search job through job search portals where you can find n number of jobs matching you exactly..

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have an excellent listing of Truck Driving Jobs that will give you a great idea of what's out there.

Roy E.'s Comment
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It's hard to get a local job right out of school but it can be done. I did it but I live in the Chicago area and I was lucky. So dont give up .

Tracey K.'s Comment
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You are in Miami so you have the ports right there. Look into Intermodal for awhile. You would need a port card...what is that ??? TWI I think it is. Hate being old. But, that is local work. You could travel the coast up to Savannah and then over to Alabama. The most you would be away from home is one day. It's hard work. Fast paced, but gives you good experience and great as a reference. Those containers are not easy to haul. They are heavy as all get out.

It's an option. Hub Group is one, Freight Forwarders and #1 Intermodal are all in Miami. Check them out. It's worth a shot.

Good Luck and keep us posted.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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