Are There Any Truly Honest And Good Trucking Companies Out There In Northern Colorado Currently Hiring?

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Fran W.'s Comment
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Hello, I'm trying to return to local trucking, don't care for OTR because I love my home and family, and am having trouble finding an honest company here in Northern Colorado or SouthWestern Wyoming. I have 6+ years driving experience but left for 5 years after accident. Can anyone help?

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard Fran!

Ok, first things first....you have 6+ years but left for 5 after an accident? Being away that long means you'll almost certainly have to go through some sort of training unless you can find a little mom-n-pop company or an owner operator willing to take you on after that much time away from the truck. But those opportunities are going to be a little hard to find.

And of course depending on the nature of the accident, any job may be a little hard to find. You'll just have to dig around and see what you can come up with.

But I'm curious - you say you're having trouble finding an "honest company". What do you mean by that? What has your experience been so far when it comes to being lied to by local companies? I'll say this - if you're judging companies based on online reviews and forum conversations then you're almost certainly not finding any truly helpful and honest information in the first place. But if you're finding out through first-hand dealings that these companies are lying to you then that's a different story.

We have an excellent listing of truck driving jobs including a feature where you can Apply For Truck Driving Jobs With One Application. That will give you some ideas for companies to look into and a way to put in a ton of applications all at once.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Flatwater 's Comment
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Hello, I'm trying to return to local trucking, don't care for OTR because I love my home and family, and am having trouble finding an honest company here in Northern Colorado or SouthWestern Wyoming. I have 6+ years driving experience but left for 5 years after accident. Can anyone help?

Hey, Fran! Greetings from the Nebraska panhandle! Boy howdy, you are smack dab in the middle of it all. Depending on where you live and how far you want to commute, there are TONS of driving jobs in our neck of woods. 90% of them being in the oil patch or related somehow. You could contact your local chamber of commerce or state employment office. Lots of times they have info on upcoming job fairs or open positions. And definitely check out the link that Brett provided here on TT.

And Brett is also right about things changing in the industry. If ypu haven't kept up with the new HOS rules, it would behoove you to visit your local DMV and pick up a current manual and brush up on things. OR... snoop aroind Trucking Truth. Everything you need to know is right here.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Eddie B.'s Comment
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Fran, I have a friend that drives for southwest mobile storage out of commerce city, he said they are looking for class A drivers right now. I would love to go to work for them but I don't start school till the 30 of December. He delivers all over Colorado and is home every night. Not sure what the pay is but he make a decent living and sees his family daily....let me know how the job search goes.

Eddie

"Special Ed"

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