Diaz Foods Reviews Needed

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Call_Me_Butch's Comment
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Hey y’all! I just graduated yesterday and have my CDL-A. I am applying for an OTR position with Diaz Foods at the Atlanta, GA hub. I’d like to know some more information about their training regimen, company culture, and starting pay for a new driver with no experience. I’m also interested in what to expect with home time and benefits. Thanks in advance!

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.

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.

Gladhand's Comment
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Not to be rude, but why dont you ask them. With a name like that, it sounds like a lot of close quarter truck driving and that you will be touching freight. If I were you I would learn more before committing to them. You live in a city with many opportunities, so dont just settle on one place.

Call_Me_Butch's Comment
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I did “interview” with them but they actually offered me a job as soon as I walked in the door. It was kind of off-putting how desperate they seemed to be for class A drivers.

Also, I’ve worked with enough employers to know that what a manager tells you in an interview about a job is often vastly different from the actual experiences of workers in the posted position. Hence why I am looking for reviews from people who have worked for the company.

I do have other job offers as well. Just looking for information on this particular company at this time since I don’t personally know anyone who works there.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Personally I would avoid companies like that I looked at their yard and its in a tight neighborhood most of the places they deliver to are probably in cities on extreamly tight lots, alleys and streets. I see similar companies in the Chiacgo area and how these guys get into some of these areas is impressive. You don't want to rack up accidents so early on it can kill your career before it starts.

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