Dedicated Trucking Jobs For New CDL Grads

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Alex S.'s Comment
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Hey everyone,

I had a quick question. Im thinking about getting my CDL just to better support myself and wife. I was wondering if anyone knew of any companies that hire in Florida and offer dedicated routes for new CDL grads?

I am okay with being out multiple days, I am just looking to be home like once a week and just run the southeast states. Thanks for the help! Stay safe.

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.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Old School's Comment
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Both Knight and Swift have terminals in Florida. They are also both heavily involved in "Dedicated Service" contracts with some of their customers. That's worth a try.

Also I think Cypress Truck Lines runs a solid operation. They are in Florida and have some accounts that enable drivers to get home most weekends.

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.

Auggie69's Comment
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Hey everyone,

I had a quick question. Im thinking about getting my CDL just to better support myself and wife. I was wondering if anyone knew of any companies that hire in Florida and offer dedicated routes for new CDL grads?

I am okay with being out multiple days, I am just looking to be home like once a week and just run the southeast states. Thanks for the help! Stay safe.

Don't know anything about the company but these guys are out of Winter Haven and I see them throughout the Southeast.

https://indianrivertransport.com/

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.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

G-Town's Comment
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Indian River Transport is a tanker company. It’s recommended a rookie get a minimum of 1 year experience before handling bulk liquid.

Swift is the Walmart Dedicated Transportation partner for the Winter Haven DC.

Please take a look at our starter links:

Good luck!

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.
Auggie69's Comment
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Indian River Transport is a tanker company. It’s recommended a rookie get a minimum of 1 year experience before handling bulk liquid.

Swift is the Walmart Dedicated Transportation partner for the Winter Haven DC.

Please take a look at our starter links:

Good luck!

Yeah, and looking at the requirements you need a few years experience too.

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.
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