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Seth N.'s Comment
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Does the issue date of your CDL actually reflect this? If it does, awesome. If it doesn't, you've basically already burned probably about a third of the time you'll have to find a job with ease.

You've got a professional manner about your typing, but if you've been sucking down information from this website, then you should well know that your start in this field has MUCH more to do with your own attitude and drive than the company you start with.

Oh it definitely does come down to attitude, especially once youre with a trainer and have a dispatcher! I have a lot of truckers in my family and have operated forklifts and know how to act professionally and what to expect. Also JB hunt is 3 months experience minimum, thats the only reason they turned me down(which i had heard but figured it was worth making sure jst in case).

And yes the issue date on the CDL is just 2 days before i received it so that helps a lot! I have 2 more calls to make tomorrow then im choosing, pretty sure its gonna be Maverick. Im not just looking for pay, ive made sure to find those ones that fit my lifestyle, type of work i wanted, and that happened to pay well at the same time. Figured if one pays more, is a better fit for me, and higher rated by drivers, then thats what i want to go with.

Thats what i would advise Seppo and others look for as well, and to go for phone calls over email. I dislike talking on the phone to strangers usually but email is a pain at times, and recruiters have been good to me so far. Also any company you can think of theres plenty of info on if you search enough.


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.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


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.

Arejay (RJ)'s Comment
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I'm pretty sure the barrier for most recruiters is that it takes thought and effort to compose an email that makes sense. It is far too easy for them to talk on the phone and 'shoot from the hip' with the answers to peoples questions. Also (and this is just conjecture on my part) but I would also assume that many recruiters are not very computer savvy, and thus may not type as well as they can speak. The good ones are trained sales people and they do their job by making human connections with live people either face to face or on the phone. Thus they would rather try and answer all your questions with a 10 minute phone call rather than spend an hour of accumulated time reading and writing emails.

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