CDL Permit Jobs In Oregon

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Aaron E.'s Comment
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Just curious if anyone knows about any companies that will hire someone with their CDL Permit in hopes to get trained to obtain CDL. I contacted one company that still states they hire CDL permit holders but once i gave them a call they said their insurance no longer allows for that. I dont care what kind of work it is so long as i get the experience required to get my CDL

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Hey, Aaron, that's a step in the right direction. Permit + Medical = ready to go to CDL school.

You will probably not be hired, but many companies will put you through CDL school to get you the license. Then you get hired! Check here:Paid CDL Training Programs, then Apply For Paid CDL Training. The fun part is you get to say "No, Thank you!" to some companies when you make your pick. This is probably the best way to the full CDL ticket. You can also pay your way through school then many companies will refund you the tuition (over one year or so, not one check payable to you.)

Do not worry about getting hired with a permit. The implication is that you need the required training to get the full CDL license. Those Paid CDL Training companies know that and can handle 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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Also try CFI. I don't know if they are currently hiring out of your area.

They are not on the list Errol gave you and there are others as well.

Good luck.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Truck Driver Student

The Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Driver Sales Representative (DSR) Student Program is an intensive program consisting of classroom education and hands-on driving experience. As a DSR Student, you will work as a part-time dockworker for up to 30 days prior to the start of the 9 to 12-week classroom training. During the training program, you will continue to work a designated shift prior to or following the 4-hour unpaid classroom training session. If successfully completed, you will be eligible to test to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License-A (CDL-A) with hazardous materials endorsements and doubles/triples endorsements; and upon meeting all other company requirements, you may be eligible to be offered a Driver Sales Representative position.

In Gresham. Pay starts at $18.26/hr.

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Linehaul Driver CDL Academy April, 2021

Yellow trains individuals interested in becoming Linehaul drivers and obtaining a Class A CDL at the Yellow Truck Driving Academies. Yellow’s CDL training programs are a US Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program. Academy classes meet 8-hours a day, 5-days a week for 4 weeks. While at the Driving Academy, students earn a wage and travel is paid to the academy site, if over an hour from home. After successful completion of the Driving Academy, students test for a Class A CDL with Hazmat , Tanker, and Doubles/Triples endorsements.

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Before attending the Yellow Driving Academy, potential students must get a Class A Learner’s permit, Non-Excepted Interstate DOT Medical Card, and start a TSA background check with fingerprints. (Students are responsible for paying for their Class A Learner’s permit, state Class A CDL and hazardous materials, tanker, and doubles/triples endorsement exams.)

In Portland.

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.

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

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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ABF Freight Driver Development Program - City

This position involves attending an ABF Freight approved Driver Training School. Upon proper completion of the program, attendees will perform the functions of a Checker/Driver Combined Dock/P&D employee.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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