Which Companies Hire New Graduates Straight Out Of CDL School ?

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Marc Lee'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

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Like I said at the start of this thread...

Where you attend school makes a difference (when it comes to minimum experience requirements).

Marc Lee'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.

Thanks Old School! I appreciate the concern.

Not sure but I believe there is a "list" of something like 20 - 40 similar programs (mostly at technical colleges) from which they would consider candidates. I believe there are 4 within less than 3 hours from here.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Average Weekly W2: $1,400

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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.

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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.

I have seen several and they are all a bit different. I have the guarantee in an email.

If all recruiters lie... they seem to be telling a good one!

And if anyone won't, I am guessing it will be the people I met with yesterday.

Daughter of the driver/owner was the recruiter. Now being handled by the HR and Safety Director.

If you all have a better place for me to start, by all means PLEASE SHARE!

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

Which companie ? This is I was talking about above.

Veterans deserve more 'perks" like this. Companies offering to process the GI Bill is NOT a benefit. It is an earned entitlement for Veterans from the VA. It's like saying, you can pay for school with this -vs- other means. Marketing crap. Being a Veteran does have clout over inexperienced folks.

Some folks that never put on the uniform have NO idea or appreciation for the sacrifices and/or skill and leadership training most of us Vets have developed during our military career. This country owes Veterans way more than what they are doing. Yes, the is a sense of entitlement that has been EARNED by Veterans.

SilverBullet's Comment
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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.

Yes, there are actually 4 companies with Yard Dog positions up there at the Nissan plant. Those 2 above Prime and Universal. I am very seriously considering any of those companies.

I think I mentioned somewhere that I drove up there last week. I drove around checking out all the companies up there.

I just found out that Cassens (car haulers) up there hire new grads. Seriously going to check that out.

BTW, those that lectured me, my attitude is slowly returning back to normal. Sometimes when life kicks you in the nuts it's pretty damn hard to get back up off the ground.

Believe you me. I WILL come back 10 times better !

A couple of you judged me very harshly. You are not a perfect human being yourself and you too are flawed as well.

LTL:

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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A couple of you judged me very harshly. You are not a perfect human being yourself and you too are flawed as well.

When you guys come up with this nonsense it really makes me realize how you don't get us. Everybody here wants to see you succeed and every thing we do is toward that end.

Brian's Comment
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I was referring to JB Hunt all other major carriers don't have a requirement like that. Honestly Silverbullet don't fall victim to that "sense of entitlement" mentality. It belongs at the local vfw not at your place of employment. Won't get you very far in trucking. IMO most people do respect veterans. When I applied for Schneider I had a conditional offer of employment THE NEXT DAY. I've said it before Schneider bent over backwards for me and I believe most companies do for veterans. Go out there and continue to have the traits you had in the military and that will translate to a very successful career in trucking. Former Marine here for the record.

Grumpy Old Man'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

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Like I said at the start of this thread...

Where you attend school makes a difference (when it comes to minimum experience requirements).

Depends on the job. Some say 3 mos, some 6 mos, some a year, and some say nothing at all. Same job, different locations.

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G-Town's Comment
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Marc Lee continues to self promote...

Like I said at the start of this thread...

Where you attend school makes a difference (when it comes to minimum experience requirements).

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You keep telling yourself that Marc...it’s okay to eat your own dog food but stop feeding it to the rest of us! Not buying into it one bit.

I hope you took the time to read my reply to you in the JBH Amazon thread you initiated. I suggest to humble yourself a bit and realize this won’t be a cake-walk, you are coming off like a real coc**y SOB.

You have a CDL...it’s a ticket to the dance, now you will need to perform. Read the job description you posted; your learning curve will be steep, and you margin of error? Slim. Your school did not teach you any of that stuff...thus you are no better prepared than anyone else with a virgin CDL so stop touting yourself above the rest. It’s nonesense and of no value to anyone but you.

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.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc Lee continues to self promote...

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Like I said at the start of this thread...

Where you attend school makes a difference (when it comes to minimum experience requirements).

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You keep telling yourself that Marc...it’s okay to eat your own dog food but stop feeding it to the rest of us! Not buying into it one bit.

I hope you took the time to read my reply to you in the JBH Amazon thread you initiated. I suggest to humble yourself a bit and realize this won’t be a cake-walk, you are coming off like a real coc**y SOB.

You have a CDL...it’s a ticket to the dance, now you will need to perform. Read the job description you posted; your learning curve will be steep, and you margin of error? Slim. Your school did not teach you any of that stuff...thus you are no better prepared than anyone else with a virgin CDL so stop touting yourself above the rest. It’s nonesense and of no value to anyone but you.

WTF Indeed, G-Town?

You like to point out facts! You like to call people on their statements...

Please show me ANYPLACE I am "self-promoting", where I even suggested this will be a "cake-walk", where I have been a "coc**y SOB" or any of the other rather nasty things you allege!

Yes, from my "limited research" I also found geographic variations in experience requirements. When it looked like I might have to wait months to get my Federal diabetes waiver (before the recent rule change) I looked into Intrastate "opportunities". Waste Management would hire me to collect/dump/haul garbage over an hour from my home but not in my own neighborhood. There they wanted one year.

I really don't care if you believe Hunt will hire a "coc**y SOB" newbie who thinks this will be a cake-walk for Amazon in Kenosha with no experience because they liked the training program the "coc**y SOB" took or if they will just take anyone with a CDL regardless of where they got it because they are so desperate to hire anyone they can put in a truck WITH A TRAINER. If you want to believe that it really makes no difference to me.

Perhaps in that thread you can ask (and ask Rainy (I think it was) here) if they specifically asked about Amazon / Kenosha when they determined 3 months was required.

If you prefer, I can ask my recruiter and the Manager of Government and Apprenticeships (whom I met with at an "open to the public" career fair at our school. Of course I don't really need to because we also discussed Target in Oconomowoc, Family Dollar (not sure where) and another account or two where they were also willing to start me right out of school, home every day, very similar rates.

I will go read the other thread for your comments. I hope the tone is a bit more civil.

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.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

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