Questions About BTI Special Commodities, & Boyd Brothers Transportation

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John G. 's Comment
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hey folks, as the subject states, im seeking details on BTI, & Boyd Brothers seein as they're both flatbed that is my kind of work and all i know. i'm a new CDL holder, new to the civilian sector of trucking fresh out of the army after 7 years of 88M work.

TMC turned me down unfortunately for some reason still unknown, so i applied for the companies listed above.

just lookin for stories, maybe someone drives for them or knows someone that does, or maybe even just an observation of both. thanks!

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.
Old School's Comment
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John I posted a reply in your other thread that applies to this, but I just wanted to add that you shouldn't necessarily sit and wait on them to call you. If you are interested in them then let them know after a few days. I had to do this and it gets amazing results. They grease the wheel that squeaks if you know what I mean. Recruiters are sometimes overwhelmed by their workload, and if you are calling them and asking about the status of your application, that brings it back up to the top of the stack. Don't even think that you are bothering them by calling - it shows initiative and they want people like that.

John G. 's Comment
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John I posted a reply in your other thread that applies to this, but I just wanted to add that you shouldn't necessarily sit and wait on them to call you. If you are interested in them then let them know after a few days. I had to do this and it gets amazing results. They grease the wheel that squeaks if you know what I mean. Recruiters are sometimes overwhelmed by their workload, and if you are calling them and asking about the status of your application, that brings it back up to the top of the stack. Don't even think that you are bothering them by calling - it shows initiative and they want people like that.

yes sir absolutely, i called them both friday before i applied, and after, just to make sure they got everything, i made sure to include my military time and experience in the discussions on the phone, and tomorrow im going to call them again and check in. they both know the TMC story and they are shocked, and surprisingly its like they felt for me so they both pretty much said yea lets just see about gettin you here because thats just dead wrong what they did to you, i was like alrighty then! lets go haha. tell me to be there in the mornin and i'll be there tonight lol. i'm THAT ready!

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I have read a few of your post John and I was wondering why you were looking at flatbed companies only? I am not saying don't do it but it seems like you are limiting yourself and having trouble finding someone to take you on. There are drivers that have been through here and have literally applied to 20 or 30 trucking companies before finding someone to let them drive.

If you want to drive flatbed then by all means go for it but also remember there is the very real possibility that flat bedding might not be right for you at this time. If you are finding it tough to get into trucking in the type of freight that you want to haul then you might have to consider getting hauling any type of freight just to get your foot in the door then change over at a later date to where you want to go.

In the trucking industry straight forward through the front door does not work 100% of the time. Sometimes the back door is to fastest route.

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