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Dakota Mike's Comment
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Hello all!

I've been lurking here for a bit and I have definitely been learning a lot! I've learned stuff that that I never would even imagine to ask as well lol. Currently in the Army and I will be getting that good old honorable discharge in the next couple of months. I'm thinking of getting into the trucking industry after I get out and moving back to North Dakota (hence, my name here lol).

So the question is this.. are there any members on here that employed up there with a company or just mainly O/O's? I've done some searching on here but the closest I can find in regards to my state is the oil field jobs.

Thank you to all and I really appreciate the CDL training tools that y'all have prepared!

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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Welcome NoDak. Do you every see any of the bigger companies up there? Those would be the ones with freight in the area. Oil field work is dirty work, but I hear it pays well. Don't know if any of those companies train. Have you read through our starter pack?

And these?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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These are CFI's hiring areas.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome Dakota Mike!

Almost everyone here is a company driver. We focus on helping new drivers get started in this industry and we always advise against owning or leasing a truck, so most of those who choose to do so don't hang around here.

We do have a great section for job listings so you'll get some ideas here:

Truck Driving Jobs

Scroll down to near the bottom of the page and you'll see where you can enter your zip code for a search.

Unfortunately North Dakota is one of the worst places to find trucking work. Not very many companies hire from there, but some do. I would advise against looking for work in the oil fields until you get a little driving experience under your belt. Also, as was mentioned, those jobs normally involve a lot more than just driving. There is often a lot of dirty, tough manual labor that goes along with them. So just be aware of that.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Dakota Mike's Comment
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Big Scott- Thanks for the heads up! Much appreciated!

John Miller's Comment
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Halvor lines runs thru North Dakota and they pay a bonus to Vets

Dakota Mike's Comment
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Thank you Brett and John. I have no desire to own my truck at such an early point. Y’all take care and enjoy the warm weather!

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I have a fellow CFI driver who is in NoDak today.

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