Am I Hired?

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Bucket's Comment
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Monday the 15 I start orientation for XPO Logistics. I'm a bit nervous mostly about being with a trainer. Four days in orientation then wait until an available trainer gets to Joplin. Pay isn't great, but I'm getting home time. I haven't found much info about XPO but the instructors agreed one of the better big companies. Since I don't have a contract that makes me feel a bit more comfortable. I do plan on staying at least one year. They reimburse tuition on a monthly payment. I'll try to post updates, and hope I'm getting all I'm promised.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If you are saying you already have a CDL and are going to company training.. then yeah you are probably hired after the orientation where they will give you the physical and drug test. At prime I was officially hired the day I passed my test

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.
Jodi 's Comment
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I would say if you are scheduled for orientation you are as good as hired

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I would say if you are scheduled for orientation you are as good as hired

That's never the case. Most companies wait to officially hire you until AFTER you pass the drug screen and physical because plenty of people get sent home for these and it's less paperwork for them.

Also, some companies wait to pull your MVR and background checks to be sure nothing has happened in the time period between setting up orientation and actually getting there.

Plus if you already have your CDL , expect a road test and possibly some range backing exercises to evaluate your abilities.

Treat orientation as one big job interview. Good attitude, positive demeanor and working well with others.

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Here's our review of XPO Logistics:

XPO Logistics Review

Tons and tons of information about em.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Here's our review of XPO Logistics:

XPO Logistics Review

Tons and tons of information about em.

Bucket's Comment
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Not on the pay roll yet! But got several requirements out of the way. I believe I've picked the best company for me to start with. I would've liked better pay, but I didn't want to be out three to four weeks. Also didn't want to pull reefer or flatbed. Limited info for XPO and the 3 months experience is incorrect. They sponsor and hire new cdl holders right out of an approved school.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Phoenix's Comment
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We've run some Conway loads and they're always tight enough to squeak. Might be a good thing, if they keep you running....unless you'll be local l for which I have no info. Just sayin'. good-luck.gif

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