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Clinton A.'s Comment
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Hello I am a 20+ yr truck driver . I have found myself in a jam and I need some friendly advice. I was working happily for Conway truck load until they sold the company . And they starved me out . Ever since then I cant seem to find any good paying steady work or pay .CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME OUT PLEASE !!!

Rubber Duck's Comment
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Have you considered going back to school. Maybe become a diesel mechanic. Good money and good home time.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Clint, you need to give us more detail about yourself if you want more help. License status, experience, background, etc. Get more specific and you will get good advice.

Jeremy's Comment
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What area do you live/want to drive?

Old School's Comment
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Clinton, I've never understood why a 20+ years veteran in this industry thinks they've been starved out of their job. How does that benefit the company? Please don't come back telling me they just want some twenty something year old "steering wheel holders" who will work for peanuts. That's baloney, and everybody knows it. A guy with your experience can make one or two phone calls and have a great job immediately, yet you are on the internet begging for help with capital letters!

C"mon, we weren't born yesterday! What gives? You will have to be honest with us if you think we can help you. There's not a piece of advice we could give based on your remarks. I'm scratching my head wondering what galaxy you just dropped in from. Anybody with even just five years experience knows how to land a job with just a couple of phone calls.

PJ's Comment
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What have you been doing in the mean time. XPO bought conway out some time ago.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I'm with Old School. 20 years of experience, unless something untoward happened during your exit from Conway, you shouldn't have (had) any issues finding new/top tier employment.

Unless you have something horrible on your DAC , horrible CSA scores or traffic citations - or employers you had after Conway had issues with you - you STILL shouldn't have a problem getting in anywhere.

So you can see how some here might suggest that there is more to your story than meets the eye...

Rick

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Clinton A.'s Comment
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I have tried three different companies. They ran me 2000 to 1500 miles a wk and told me that I was getting above average miles really??? I am currently driving for Koch and they are doing the same thing . Over my 20 years I have drove for Cannon Express , HCC ,Schnieder because they bought them out and West Way until they to went under and Werner and Conway ie... CFI.... and one or two others that are no longer in business or sold out . I have pulled doubles and reefers and dry box . I currently live in Oklahoma But looking to relocate to Indianapolis.My class A cdl is in good shape and my driving record good as well. Thank you I hope I have got to all your questions.

Hello I am a 20+ yr truck driver . I have found myself in a jam and I need some friendly advice. I was working happily for Conway truck load until they sold the company . And they starved me out . Ever since then I cant seem to find any good paying steady work or pay .CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME OUT PLEASE !!!

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI is back. They are currently owned by TFI out of Canada. They treat us well. Things are slow almost everywhere right now. I have been doing a lot of sitting myself. However, I'm not starving. There are plenty of drivers at CFI who started at CFI, went through the Conway and XPO buyouts and are happily back at CFI. You may have to find a different deal.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Clint, if you drove for Schneider previously, you can check with them about a re-hire. They are very active in the Indiana/Ohio area. They always kept me busy.

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