20 Plus Years Removed From Trucking

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James C.'s Comment
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A little about me. I am retired USAF reserve, and am thinking of retiring early from the USPS. I got my class A CDL's over 20 years ago when I got off active duty. I kept my CDL's all these year. I tried driving local and could not make any money and went to work for the USPS. There is rumors of early retirements being offered and I am weighing all my options. I am getting the urge to travel and feel OTR may help that itch. I know I would have to be retrained again. I have been reading these forums and watching videos on different training companies. I like what I read about Prime, Wilson Logistics, and Millis Transfer. Any insight on these companies or any others is greatly appreciated. I live in North Carolina. Thanks, JC

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.

Susan D. 's Comment
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They're all good companies to drive for. There are plenty of posts on these companies that you can pull up by using the search bar at the top of the page.

Welcome to Trucking Truth. Oh and you can apply for jobs right on this site and I believe there's a recruiter on here also. Lots of people will chime in I'm sure.

PackRat's Comment
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If you like Millis, they have a training school, Millis Training Institute, in Eden.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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A little about me. I am retired USAF reserve, and am thinking of retiring early from the USPS. I got my class A CDL's over 20 years ago when I got off active duty. I kept my CDL's all these year. I tried driving local and could not make any money and went to work for the USPS. There is rumors of early retirements being offered and I am weighing all my options. I am getting the urge to travel and feel OTR may help that itch. I know I would have to be retrained again. I have been reading these forums and watching videos on different training companies. I like what I read about Prime, Wilson Logistics, and Millis Transfer. Any insight on these companies or any others is greatly appreciated. I live in North Carolina. Thanks, JC

Also, read some (or all!) of the threads, posted by 'Truckin Along with Kearsey.' She's former USPS in NJ, and has been w/Prime for 3 years'ish, and trains, posts videos, and whatnot.

Right up your alley; hoping she'll chime in~!

Also, thank you for your service, and welcome to TT~!

Anne :)

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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.

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.

James C.'s Comment
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Thank you Susan D

They're all good companies to drive for. There are plenty of posts on these companies that you can pull up by using the search bar at the top of the page.

Welcome to Trucking Truth. Oh and you can apply for jobs right on this site and I believe there's a recruiter on here also. Lots of people will chime in I'm sure.

James C.'s Comment
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Thank you Anne A

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A little about me. I am retired USAF reserve, and am thinking of retiring early from the USPS. I got my class A CDL's over 20 years ago when I got off active duty. I kept my CDL's all these year. I tried driving local and could not make any money and went to work for the USPS. There is rumors of early retirements being offered and I am weighing all my options. I am getting the urge to travel and feel OTR may help that itch. I know I would have to be retrained again. I have been reading these forums and watching videos on different training companies. I like what I read about Prime, Wilson Logistics, and Millis Transfer. Any insight on these companies or any others is greatly appreciated. I live in North Carolina. Thanks, JC

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Also, read some (or all!) of the threads, posted by 'Truckin Along with Kearsey.' She's former USPS in NJ, and has been w/Prime for 3 years'ish, and trains, posts videos, and whatnot.

Right up your alley; hoping she'll chime in~!

Also, thank you for your service, and welcome to TT~!

Anne :)

good-luck.gifgood-luck-2.gifgood-luck.gif

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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