Las Vegas Newbie

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Michael R.'s Comment
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I'm new to trucking. I paid for school and just got my Hazmat/Tanker Endorsement so that I could have that as a +. I'm not looking to immediately jump in to a tanker and I don't expect to be hired in to one right away as it would be a safety issue for me and the company.

I did smoke marijuana before getting my actual license so hair will be dirty but pee is clean. Any suggestions for Las Vegas OTR? I'm looking for a company that's not so shady when it comes to home time and can give me miles when I need them. I've ready many reviews online for so many different trucking companies and so many people have different opinions but being realistic nobody goes online to brag about how good their company is, the guys giving bad reviews more than likely weren't the best of workers to begin with. I'd just like to get in with a company who will treat me fairly with pay and home time. My wife will be riding with me so no issues about family and being away from home.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

Peter M.'s Comment
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Oh, boy.

PackRat's Comment
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So pretend I'm a company looking for drivers. I have three applicants that realize that drugs and driving will never, ever go together.

Then there is you.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Michael;

Even companies that 'say' they test U/A only, can change up on a DIME and do hair follicle, with no warning to the 'motoring public.' I'd wait 6 months (or close to it, to be sure; were I you.)

There's a link on this site, to apply to MANY driving jobs, at once.

Wish you well, sir.

Anne :)

Banks's Comment
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Some companies may not allow your wife to ride with you until you're more experienced.

As for the rest, miles and home time are at the companies discretion. Neither are set in stone, that's not shady, it's the nature of the business. You'll need to earn those things and build a relationship with your team so that the relationship is mutually beneficial.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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