Which Companies Hire New Graduates Straight Out Of CDL School ?

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Marc Lee's Comment
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7-State Region so guessing not mostly Chicago.

Seems to me a $1,400 guaranty for "showing up on time" every day for a 5-day work week is "above average" for a newbie at ANY carrier - major or minor. If I am wrong... please share the details. I will apply there!

Sorry... I misspoke - there is no guaranty "bonus" for staying out the extra day. Guaranty is $1,400 for 5 days, through Feb. 2019. As I will mostly be on training into Feb., I will ask what happens (to guaranty) after that!


I did see an Amazon/Hunt gig advertised here at $70k to start, but I don't know the details.

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JB Hunt Transportation Job Description: Amazon – Kenosha WI – Regional Phone 800-207-6097 For more information

J.B. Hunt is all about opportunities. As one of North America’s largest and best transportation companies, we offer more options with choices from 400 different locations across the U.S.; offering local, regional, dedicated, intermodal , etc. What sets J.B. Hunt apart from other trucking companies? Our people make the difference, and they answer the call every day to improve our company, our industry, our service, and the communities where we live and work. At J.B. Hunt, we’re part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to work with the best? Come explore your options and find your place with the industry leader – J.B. Hunt.

Position: Amazon – Kenosha WI Rotation: 2 days off, 5 days on Account: Amazon Type Account: Regional Operating Area: Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky Average Miles Per Week: 2,000 Average Annual W2: $73,000 (average of all drivers on the account) Average Weekly W2: $1,400 (average of all drivers on the account) Starting CPM: .54 CPM Incentive Pay: $15/hour while in training $15 per stop (average 20 stops per week) Top earners will make between $75,000 - $80,000 annually Time Off/Shifts: The account operates 7 days a week, both day and night Drivers will have 2 consecutive days off, not necessarily weekend days Start times will range throughout the day – start times cannot be selected 75% will be night driving – pickup 1700-2300 Account will do their best to give drivers preference but need drivers to be flexible Routes will vary during peak season (October – January) Account Details: Account will consist of both drop/hook and live unloads depending on store volumes. All no touch freight. Pick up loaded trailers (drop & hook) from Customer DCs and delivering to other Customer DCs. Will make 3rd party backhauls when available. 90% drop/hook and 10% live load/unload at Customer DCs. On-time service is critical for customer. On-time pickup, transit, and delivery monitored. Drivers will be required to work Intermodal, support other dedicated accounts, or 3rd party loads when volume is low. Trucks will be parked on JB Hunt yard for time off. Driver mush provide all transportation to and from work. Recruiting Radius: Variable radius is 75 miles around Kenosha (zip code 53143)


Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.


Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.


Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.


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Old School's Comment
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Average Weekly W2: $1,400

Marc, how did you come up with a guarantee of 1,400 dollars if that is the average? You can't get an average number without some folks making less than the average mean.

Me thinks the devil is in the details. I'm pretty sure we will be hearing more from you, and this little diamond you found may not quite have the sparkle you dreamed about.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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665 miles in a day is a good day. My best was 705. I average probably 550 a day. My 70k gross includes my bonuses, my vacation pay and other pays. I’m often thrown various accessorial pays without a complaint on my part. My Dispatcher takes good care of me. One of the perks of having a great relationship with your Dispatcher.


Those are some great miles! Hope to get there some day! Having a little trouble figuring how one does that!

705 miles. Wow!

If I have this correct... you averaged 64 mph during 11 hours of driving in a 14 hour work day. So guessing your truck's top speed is not governed and accessorial pay did not include a fuel economy bonus on that run?!?

My truck is governed at 65mph. I ran my tail off. I was light enough to not get slowed down too much on the uphills, but had enough weight to push me up between 68 and 70 going down.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Sorry, I just realized that guarantee is temporary. I think you'll discover that truck drivers get what they deserve. That's what we keep stressing to you. Everybody's performance is measured.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Average Weekly W2: $1,400


Marc, how did you come up with a guarantee of 1,400 dollars if that is the average? You can't get an average number without some folks making less than the average mean.

Me thinks the devil is in the details. I'm pretty sure we will be hearing more from you, and this little diamond you found may not quite have the sparkle you dreamed about.

Looks like every other Hunt ad I have seen.

There is nothing there about a guarantee of anything.

Old School said it much better than I could.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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$15/hour while in training $15 per stop (average 20 stops per week) Top earners will make between $75,000 - $80,000 annually

Training pay is $15 per hour. So 11 hours per day? times 5 days equals 55 hours per week.

$15 × 55 hours = $825 $15 for stop pay average of 20 stops a week = $300

so $825 + $300 is $1125. You can be a lot.lower.

Where's the $1400 guarantee?

Average miles per week at 54cpm is $1080. Add the $15 per stop and you COULD get $300 + $1080 = $1380

But again that is average, meaning some weeks could have a lot fewer miles. If you only got 1500 miles a week you could.make less than you will in training.

And what makes you think you are getting that through training? They specifically stated training pay is $15 per hour. Im.not even sure by reading if trainees are entitled to the stop pay.

Also, does it say they wil train with NO EXPERIENCE?

Dont get hung up.on the no touch freight as you seemed to on the other thread. In 3 years I pulled off 2 pallets...both were at Amazon. Thats it.


Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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As per the JB HUNT website

"We do not provide training at this time, but while you gain three or more months of experience, we encourage you to continue to search for J.B. Hunt driving jobs"

You need 3 mos experience before they will take you. sorry


Bird-one's Comment
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They are waiving that 3 month requirement for veterans. Are you Marc?

SilverBullet's Comment
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Silver, I reapplied to an earlier thread with all the “local” stuff in Nashville area. I do keep an eye on stuff there. I live in Clarksville and my wife is from the Nashville area. You can either look at the LTL type companies, although you will have to start out on the extra board. If I were you I would look at Companies like Averitt, venture express (they are advertising for a yard dog position in Murfreesboro btw.) R E West. There are also lots of OTR companies based in the Nashville area that may have a more local type run in the Nashville area like Western Express and Beacon.

Thank you Sir. I very much appreciate your help and support.


Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier


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.

Old School's Comment
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I'm thinking Marc has the job lined up. His school has a special arrangement to bypass that 3 months experience. What happens after he gets started is what concerns me.

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