Cursed Living In South FLorida

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Jonathan L.'s Comment
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I cant find any companies that want to bus me out to a In house CDL school , my only option is CRST and Im really not feeling the team driving for 10 months. I understand team driving for training but after some time solo would be nice. SWIFT,PRIME refuses to hire from Florida so Im stuck with CRST or CRENGLAND which Im reviewing in not solid choices ...anyone have any ideas ? still giving wiltrans and jim palmer a chance

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.
PackRat's Comment
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Can you relocate to a hiring area for better opportunities?

NeeklODN's Comment
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G-town supposedly makes a great living at swift pulling Walmart dedicated. Don't trust the online reviews. My opinion is that at least %80 of those are disgruntled FORMER employees who couldn't cut it. You have to pay very close attention to the phrasing in those things.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
NeeklODN's Comment
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Dang my bad.....misread the post. Kinda exhausted from all this heat.

Cwc's Comment
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I cant find any companies that want to bus me out to a In house CDL school , my only option is CRST and Im really not feeling the team driving for 10 months. I understand team driving for training but after some time solo would be nice. SWIFT,PRIME refuses to hire from Florida so Im stuck with CRST or CRENGLAND which Im reviewing in not solid choices ...anyone have any ideas ? still giving wiltrans and jim palmer a chance

Try looking up Raven Transport in Jacksonville. I don't know if they are still doing it but at one point they were hiring straight out of school students. I don't know where from so you'd need to ask but.... They run alot in FL. That Dominick sugar factory/plant would surely get you a load home.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Have you contacted Cypress Trucking? If not, you should give it a shot.

Craig L.'s Comment
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OP same boat as me....

I am in S Florida. Haven't look at any of the megas because they are all OTR and that is not my 1st choice. Surprised swift or Prime won't hire it odd some people I know have went through Prime. My Buddy tried CRST and hated it!

Jacksonville is about 8 hours north.

Trucking may not be good for s Florida.

Starting to hate I moved to this state.

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.

Cwc's Comment
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OP same boat as me....

I am in S Florida. Haven't look at any of the megas because they are all OTR and that is not my 1st choice. Surprised swift or Prime won't hire it odd some people I know have went through Prime. My Buddy tried CRST and hated it!

Jacksonville is about 8 hours north.

Trucking may not be good for s Florida.

Starting to hate I moved to this state.

I don't think the OP demands to be hone every night.

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.

Craig L.'s Comment
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OP same boat as me....

I am in S Florida. Haven't look at any of the megas because they are all OTR and that is not my 1st choice. Surprised swift or Prime won't hire it odd some people I know have went through Prime. My Buddy tried CRST and hated it!

Jacksonville is about 8 hours north.

Trucking may not be good for s Florida.

Starting to hate I moved to this state.

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I don't think the OP demands to be hone every night.

He may or may not. You would have to ask him. My point is finding work seems to be a bit difficult.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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OP same boat as me....

I am in S Florida. Haven't look at any of the megas because they are all OTR and that is not my 1st choice. Surprised swift or Prime won't hire it odd some people I know have went through Prime. My Buddy tried CRST and hated it!

Jacksonville is about 8 hours north.

Trucking may not be good for s Florida.

Starting to hate I moved to this state.

Prime used to run intermodal in FL. We have since closed the operation. When Prime shuts down any dedicated or regional area, they usually run those drivers in the area and place them. Closing the hiring area temporarily is not unusual. Once they find new accounts to place those drivers they open the hiring again.

So yes, we have a ton of drivers from FL, including Miami. It must all be about timing. My best friend is from Miami and so is his current trainee. However, over the years Rick has called and been told he is out of the hiring area, despite me having a student from Fort Lauderdale and one from Orlando.

Regional:

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.

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.

Intermodal:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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