Hiring Freezes

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Michael P.'s Comment
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Is there any Truck company that are hiring from south Florida every Trucking company that I talk to says that they have a hiring freezes I'm trying get more information about that

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Sorry, I can't help you with companies but Florida and especially south Florida can be very difficult to find a company since there is a lot of competition for jobs and extremely limited Freight lanes out of there.

There are people here who live or work down there who should be by soon and offer you some suggestions.

Michael P.'s Comment
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I been trying to go back up North to get back in to truck driving so far everyone that I have talk to have hiring freezes from Georgia to Florida I'm new to the trucking industry I really have no clue where to go from here

Splitter's Comment
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I been trying to go back up North to get back in to truck driving so far everyone that I have talk to have hiring freezes from Georgia to Florida I'm new to the trucking industry I really have no clue where to go from here

Knight has a terminal in Lakeland, FL & Roehl has one in Conley, GA. They both still hire from certain parts of FL.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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I been trying to go back up North to get back in to truck driving so far everyone that I have talk to have hiring freezes from Georgia to Florida I'm new to the trucking industry I really have no clue where to go from here

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Knight has a terminal in Lakeland, FL & Roehl has one in Conley, GA. They both still hire from certain parts of FL.

Splitter???

Welcome back! Are you still with Knight?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Splitter's Comment
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I been trying to go back up North to get back in to truck driving so far everyone that I have talk to have hiring freezes from Georgia to Florida I'm new to the trucking industry I really have no clue where to go from here

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Knight has a terminal in Lakeland, FL & Roehl has one in Conley, GA. They both still hire from certain parts of FL.

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Splitter???

Welcome back! Are you still with Knight?

Thank you but never really left, just lurked. Btw, it wasnt about hurt feelings but I digress. Dead horse, yada...

Knight refrigerated was one fiasco after another. First truck was like backing a bucking bronco & needed extensive cleaning by yours truly. After much complaining, was issued a truck that was full of body powder & pipe tobacco (couldn't breathe from the stench) but I took it cause it was new w/ 20K miles. The previous driver was removed cause he crashed it & didnt maintain it clean.

That truck was totaled in a no fault accident. (Pic at bottom) I was sent from Memphis to Indy to recover a fired driver's truck & it was filthy with garbage, pee bottles & cigarette stench, of course. On top of that, it needed major mechanical repairs. (Steering fluid leaks, 4 new batteries, 4 drive brakes & 4 tires)

Here's the kicker, Knight shop works like a doctor's office, 7-5 & half day Sat., closed on Sunday. I arrived on Friday & didnt get rolling until Wed.

Even though I had a trailer attached, they told me to drop it & recover a stolen trailer along the way. Well they never paid the recovery fees. I sat there all day until that was resolved & missed my appt because of their ignorance.

Icing on the cake? My DM took Tues. off. Cause he wasnt there, nobody else was able to enter my detention & breakdown pay. My check was a bit over $200 for that week. My DM said he'd expedite it but never did. My following check was $1300 for 2 weeks. In top of that, I sat for a weekend in ATL with no load assignment. That's when I gave notice.

There's numerous issues involved here but I'm not going to bash Knight as much as I'd like to. I went to Roehl, did their orientation but never took their truck. I was first to finish orientation process but sat for 3 days to be assigned a truck. Everyone else left before me. Then I stepped inside the truck they assigned me & guess what? Smelled of cigarettes & had mechanical issues. I rented a car & drove home. If you dont mind being micromanaged then Roehl is ok I guess.

I'm now back at Prime in a '20 Freightshaker that didn't smell. Lol.

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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