Diversity Of Equipment

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Chris Z.'s Comment
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Hi all, So, I'm wondering. What is the best company sponsored training company, that has the most diverse equipment, such as: flatbed, heavy haul, oversized, tanker, hazmat , combination, doubles and triples, specialized, reefer , dry van , car hauler, etc. The idea is to test everything, possible, to see what's enjoyable.

Thanks in advance!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

C T.'s Comment
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If I'm not mistaken, prime has reefer , flatbed and tanker. Probably worth a look.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Rainy 's Comment
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If I'm not mistaken, prime has reefer , flatbed and tanker. Probably worth a look.

This is true. And 3% of our freight is Hazmat , such as detergents and paints.

Heavy haul, doubles , car haulers will all be more dangerous for newer drivers and so specialized i seriously doubt you will find them at a starter/training company.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

Chris Z.'s Comment
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If I'm not mistaken, prime has reefer , flatbed and tanker. Probably worth a look.

Thanks bro

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Chris Z.'s Comment
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If I'm not mistaken, prime has reefer , flatbed and tanker. Probably worth a look.

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This is true. And 3% of our freight is Hazmat , such as detergents and paints.

Heavy haul, doubles , car haulers will all be more dangerous for newer drivers and so specialized i seriously doubt you will find them at a starter/training company.

Thanks sis!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

Old School's Comment
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Chris, there are a lot of opportunities at the large companies. I'm apparently working on such a super secret flatbed account at Knight that one of our security guards in Phoenix wouldn't let me in the gate because he didn't believe me when I tried to convince him I was employed by Knight. He'd never seen a flatbed driver with Knight!

Swift is arguably one of the companies with the most variety of driving positions.

Chris Z.'s Comment
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Swift is arguably one of the companies with the most variety of driving positions.

Hey bro, that's what I figured too, thanks!

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