Nothing Good To Report, I'm Afraid...

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Marc Lee's Comment
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I appreciate the advice and continue to apply everywhere I can. Yes, I sometimes stop, rest, take on coffee and continue. My bad!

Here is the current list, which I continue to add to. See a truck on the road? Take down name and location, google, apply! Turns out one can't believe everything one reads as some companies say they require major experience but do take on Noobs. (One is a small company)...

TRUCKING APPLICATIONS STATUS:

LIVE: =================================== CR England J-Mar Decker Direct Transport - Call Denzil Monday 10/1

Milan and CRST out of hiring area. Recheck with CRST 3rd week in October 2019 (said it changes over time based on freight lanes)

DECLINED: Millis RTS Swift Thomas E. Keller Prime US Express needs 6 months (experience) after Schneider failed backing test Marten needs 4 months.

Pretty sure there are others. This is the most current.

Need to try / check on Halvor again.

Marc Lee's Comment
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More current list...

LIVE: CR England Decker Direct Transport - Call Denzil Monday 10/1 Halvor J-Mar Magnum PAM? Stevens? Western? West Side? Wilson?

Milan and CRST out of hiring area Recheck with CRST 3rd week in October 2019. Carolina Cargo requires 6-months

DECLINED: Millis RTS Swift Thomas E. Keller Prime US Express needs 6 months (experience) after Schneider failed backing test Marten needs 4 months.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Marc with some of these companies that have denied you, if they have their own school have you offered to downgrade your license and go through their company sponsored school as a permit holder? That may be something that's holding you up is being a CDL holder with a stale certificate and no real experience. I know you dont want to do that but if you're willing to run the idea by them it may change things. Either way, keep applying. We're all pulling for 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 with some of these companies that have denied you, if they have their own school have you offered to downgrade your license and go through their company sponsored school as a permit holder? That may be something that's holding you up is being a CDL holder with a stale certificate and no real experience. I know you dont want to do that but if you're willing to run the idea by them it may change things. Either way, keep applying. We're all pulling for you.

Thanks Rob. Offered that to both Swift and Schneider. Neither recruiter even responded.

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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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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How about Mavrick? Werner? Heartland Express? USA truck?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Turns out one can't believe everything one reads as some companies say they require major experience but do take on Noobs. (One is a small company)...

Isn't that what you said about JB Hunt? You were excited that they would hire you with no experience when they normally required experience. We told you to beware of putting yourself in that situation because they'll drop you like a hot potato at the first sign of trouble, and they did.

We've also said many times to avoid the smaller companies, especially in the beginning of your career. They tend to be very demanding, short on funds, and long on bending the rules. So again, beware of that.

I know you're having trouble finding any opportunities at all, but it's often prudent to be patient and pass on an opportunity if it isn't a good fit for you. As you now know, an opportunity that doesn't work out will eliminate many other opportunities in the future. You have to be careful to make sure you're putting yourself in the best position to succeed.

Bird-one's Comment
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May trucking is another one you should try.

How about Mavrick? Werner? Heartland Express? USA truck?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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PTL (Paschall truck line) KLLM Averitt. You have a lot of options do not give up.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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^^^^^ Yeppers. Was thinking KLLM myself. And Stevens AND TRANS AM. << That's where Ashley/Chickie got HER start jsyk.

A neighbor's son in law had a bad partingof the ways with somebody under the Prime umbrella and signed on with Veriha about 5 months ago. Longish contract. . . but SO?~?

Thought about Roehl also, but maybe you tried them; i don't recall. IIRC, short'ish school anyway, so probably nope.

I AGREE WITH ROB... DOWNGRADE THE DANG PLASTIC. Hay, i'm not here to hurt you but I bet that's your hurdle when they pull your BMV or whatever. My husband's company won't even let me RIDE with him with ANY TYPE of CDL....., ergo no CDL P. (Can't pass the hearing test, anyway.)

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.

Bmv:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks all. Will check them all out.

About to do V&S Midwest (need to manually enter multiple residences). Did "quickie" with Veriha. They are advertising 5 Apprentice positions out of Sturtevant, WI!

Roehl also still live. 15-month commitment (or more) for CDL school...

Brett, not sure... don't think it was an exception... just didn't show Noobs on the web site.

Averitt was always 4 months.

Here is what I had documented a while back... not saying it is gospel... just a starting point...

Trucking Company Minimum Experience:

Bay and Bay 1 yr. Solo OTR Cardinal Logistics Mgmnt. - 9 months Fuchs - 18 months Heartland Express - 6 months OTR K&B Transportation - 6 months (FB confirmed) Magnum Express - 2 years OTR Marten 6 -9 months - 4 minimum! Red Classic Looks like 18 months SSIA 1-yr. or dock-to-driver b.s. Taylor Truck Lines - 6 months Zeller LLC - 2 years OTR

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.

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.

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