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Mike C.'s Comment
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Well, From the look of it without six months' experience so far I'm outa luck. Hogan, Not hiring newbee's
Davis Six mos experiance
Martin Six months experiance
Dart Six months experience
Cypress I left a message
Knight got a decline with no explanation
One other I prefer to leave unnamed I withdrew from orientation.....but would give me a truck solo

If I do or do not wish to Team, looks like it might be the only way I'm going to get experience to get a job

I'll continue to knock on doors but it just does' not look all that hopeful without experiance

Any thoughts I'd appreciate

Jbh J.'s Comment
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Don't loose hope!! Keep working on it and pushing forward something will come to formation.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Papa Pig's Comment
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Give Werner a shot. I have been with them for a few months. And don’t have complaints. Though be careful. If you are truly worried about backing do NOT do a dollar account with them. I’m doing it and actually like it , but I’m a little off in the head as well. I was able to train on the account with a very good trainer and it was hard! Schneider is another good one. Or swift, Pam, Stevens. Gotta get that foot in the door bro. Get a little bit more aggressive and take what you need and want in this career. You have to be safe and methodical but never timid! Godspeed!

Mike C.'s Comment
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Papa Pig Well, I've never been known to be timid but this is all new to me and alot different than I thought it would be to get started. I'm trying to learn what the norm is. I thought you graduated from a school, passed the state, got your CDL , got a job with a trainer and off you go. I got the first part down and graduated from a school with a brand new CDL. Got hired right away with a company that offered a one week (or so) orientation, then you have a truck solo. I am not, was not, even close to a truck and solo out of the gate. So, it would appear that well, find another job with another company that offers some kind of training for a new driver. Thus far the only offer I have is team driving which is not what I want but might have to.

I will follow up with the companies you suggest and I very much appreciate your input.

Thanks......................

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.
Papa Pig's Comment
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I hear ya mike. And feel you were wise to not take a job where you wouldn’t be trained properly. Are you out of Florida? Some of your options may be limited. We are always told that a cdl is a “golden ticket” and think recruiters are gonna. E beating down our doors but that just isn’t so. I think you are seeing this. I went through it too. Keep calling and calling. Call cypress back, till you get someone. Call all of them. Don’t get discouraged! You will make it

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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