Central Florida Hiring Area?

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JR's Comment
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Hello, just curious is anyone knows off hand any carriers they'd recommend that offer paid CDL training that will hire out of central FL area (Tampa specifically). In the company research phase now and was most impressed with Roehl, but then found out they only hire from the Jacksonville area.

Roadmaster is here in town and I'd be willing to do private school, but it seems they are a Werner recruitment agency and I'd be nervous ending up in a Dollar Tree account burnout situation; want OTR. Seems like I have two options: Prime or Swift

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.

Dm:

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hello, just curious is anyone knows off hand any carriers they'd recommend that offer paid CDL training that will hire out of central FL area (Tampa specifically). In the company research phase now and was most impressed with Roehl, but then found out they only hire from the Jacksonville area.

Roadmaster is here in town and I'd be willing to do private school, but it seems they are a Werner recruitment agency and I'd be nervous ending up in a Dollar Tree account burnout situation; want OTR. Seems like I have two options: Prime or Swift

Howdy, JR !

Both of those ARE excellent choices, IMHO anyway .. and many many many others.

I, myself, am from Bradenton Florida. I'm pretty sure Lester Coggins doesn't exist anymore, however. (Or I'd suggest them.)

Have you filled THIS out?!?!? I highly recommend you do: Apply For Paid CDL Training

Wish you well; others will chime in shortly, also!

~ Anne ~

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.

Dm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI does. We have a terminal and a couple drop yards in Florida. They will train you for free.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

JR's Comment
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Thank you Anne, not quite ready for that step yet but I appreciate the reference and will utilize one day.

CFI does. We have a terminal and a couple drop yards in Florida. They will train you for free.

Is CFI (Contract Freighters Inc.) not included in the trucking company reviews section of this site? (or did I completely miss them) Also, is their 25 day training phase run as a team or no? Training on stick or auto? OTR run out west much?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Thank you Anne, not quite ready for that step yet but I appreciate the reference and will utilize one day.

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CFI does. We have a terminal and a couple drop yards in Florida. They will train you for free.

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Is CFI (Contract Freighters Inc.) not included in the trucking company reviews section of this site? (or did I completely miss them) Also, is their 25 day training phase run as a team or no? Training on stick or auto? OTR run out west much?

Yes, they are not in that section. You can type CFI into the search bar at the top of the page. The results you get will help. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

Papa Pig's Comment
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Werner won’t put you on a dollar account if you don’t want it. They always have options for otr. People Pick the dollar accounts for regional hometime and a higher pay rate

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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JR there are other companies not listed on this site which do paid CDL training. However, I was trained and drive for CFI. I also train for them. Figure out, as best as you can, what you need from a company and see who will give you a shot. Good luck.

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.
JR's Comment
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Papa Pig, I'm glad to hear that, was nervous they might have said 'dollar account is all that's available based on your home area' or similar (knowing FL is more limited than other states for trucking opportunities).

Thanks Big Scott, for CFI, is their 25 day training phase run as a team or no? Training on stick or auto? OTR run out west much? You mentioned they have a terminal and a couple drop yards in FL. According to their site, they only have one drop yard in Jacksonville. Where is the terminal located?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Papa Pig, I'm glad to hear that, was nervous they might have said 'dollar account is all that's available based on your home area' or similar (knowing FL is more limited than other states for trucking opportunities).

Thanks Big Scott, for CFI, is their 25 day training phase run as a team or no? Training on stick or auto? OTR run out west much? You mentioned they have a terminal and a couple drop yards in FL. According to their site, they only have one drop yard in Jacksonville. Where is the terminal located?

With CFI after you finish school and orientation, you go out with a finisher/trainer for 21 days. You are dispatched as a solo truck. The trainer is in the passenger seat while you drive. The truck is stopped and you take your 10 hour break at the same time.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Papa Pig's Comment
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These are some of the open positions in your area

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