Here Is An Example Of Why We Stress Staying With Your Company For A Full Year.

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G-Town's Comment
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Really depends where you go to work. I don't hop around as much anymore but where I live now down in south tx, they don't worry about that too much. I personally don't try to get work for big companies anymore. I stayed at the smaller companies a lot longer than when I was with the bigger ones. And that includes CfI. I started back in 05 and left in 05. Went to my first small company in Russellville ar right after CFI. Was with them for 3 years. Not hating on CFI. Just wasn't the right fit for me.

No sir...it depends on the driver. The formula for success applies no matter what company signs your paycheck.

Trucking Truth teaches rookie drivers NOT to job hop, no matter what state you are in. So in the great State of Texas, driver’s job hopping is acceptable? Have any trucking company owners/executives publically stated that; “we hire job hoppers and drivers with unstable work histories”? Doubtful.

If you want to invalidate what we know to be true, and what we know works, please provide tangible evidence, first-hand experience supporting your contrarian opinion.

Bird-one's Comment
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I don't believe he was quite advocating for job hopping or saying that is what a driver should do. He said that's what he did until he found his fit with a smaller company. What one driver might see as a big advantage another might not really care about. I'm in a truck with over a million miles fresh off an overhaul. I could care less, another might say no way. In my opinion small businesses or family owned companies can be the best or worst place to work. I will be with my company for as long as they are in business. I wouldn't consider them any better or any worse than a mega.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I'm sure there are many very happy people working for small or family owned companies.

One of the things I like about larger companies is the size of the fleet. They have the trucks and trailers to keep the loads moving when a truck breaks down.

A smaller company may offer a smaller geographical area to work. Do they have the ability to fix or have trucks fixed when they break?

A word about family owned businesses. My youngest brother has worked for over 20 years in the same store. He works for a family owned chain of stores in the Northeast. He will never become a manager of the store because they only put family and family friends in management. At this point he knows more than any managers and out sells everyone he works with. He does well. So, working for a family owned, small company can limit your advancement. With a large company you could work your way into an office position if that was what you may desire some day.

G-Town's Comment
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Brian wrote:

I don't believe he was quite advocating for job hopping or saying that is what a driver should do. He said that's what he did until he found his fit with a smaller company. What one driver might see as a big advantage another might not really care about. I'm in a truck with over a million miles fresh off an overhaul. I could care less, another might say no way. In my opinion small businesses or family owned companies can be the best or worst place to work. I will be with my company for as long as they are in business. I wouldn't consider them any better or any worse than a mega.

Brian my previous reply is relevant.

The experienced mindshare on the forum advocates not job hopping regardless of state of residence. There are many reasons for this, the most obvious is employment stability and presenting yourself as a reliable candidate.

We also stress staying with your first company at least one year. Most of the replies support that premise, thus anything that implies otherwise is going to receive moderation and a truthful redirect.

Rob T.'s Comment
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In the past couple days I've received 3 phone calls wanting me to come in for an interview. Funny thing is I only applied to Casey's convenience store. Received a call from Sysco and McLane as well which is odd since I didnt apply to either, haven't posted any info online and changed my number recently. Told all of them im not interested at this time. That's another perk of staying with your company for a full year. Also being accident free will help make you more marketable.

Cwc's Comment
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I particular like those trailers that have 2 arrows on the back. The one pointing left has “Passing side” under it. The one pointing right has “Suicide”. Cracks me up every time.

I'm fond of the "El Paso - El Smasho trailers...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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