What Kind Of Company Should I Apply To As A No Experience/Rookie Driver

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Ryan M.'s Comment
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Hello, id like to know as a no experience driver, what kind of company should i apply to for my first step?? small or large company?? my hope is that i want to wotk in a company that gonna know me as a person and im gonna know them too, plus how do i request to give me training if they’re willing to train me?? also if a chance i got an interview what kind of interview questions do they ask?? tia..

Rhino's Comment
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Not trying to sound like an ass but I’m pretty sure quite a few people have given you this advice already and options. Small or big just apply and see who bites and who is willing to give you a chance and train you. If you have to save up and do a refresher course then that’s what you have to do.

Hello, id like to know as a no experience driver, what kind of company should i apply to for my first step?? small or large company?? my hope is that i want to wotk in a company that gonna know me as a person and im gonna know them too, plus how do i request to give me training if they’re willing to train me?? also if a chance i got an interview what kind of interview questions do they ask?? tia..

PackRat's Comment
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Not trying to sound like an ass but I’m pretty sure quite a few people have given you this advice already and options. Small or big just apply and see who bites and who is willing to give you a chance and train you. If you have to save up and do a refresher course then that’s what you have to do.

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Hello, id like to know as a no experience driver, what kind of company should i apply to for my first step?? small or large company?? my hope is that i want to wotk in a company that gonna know me as a person and im gonna know them too, plus how do i request to give me training if they’re willing to train me?? also if a chance i got an interview what kind of interview questions do they ask?? tia..

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Exactly!

Ryan, you keep starting the same topic with different wording. Why?

Jump in or don't. There is no halfway.

Ryan M.'s Comment
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Umm, my new question is not the same, thanks..

Old School's Comment
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Go with a large company that provides training. Forget about wanting them to know you and you knowing them. You are not going into an environment where you have co-workers. You will be in a truck by yourself. You will be completely responsible for your success and/or failure. This is an extremely independent job. It requires decisiveness, a level head, and a great deal of maturity and responsibility.

You will have one person from your company that you deal with daily. That is your dispatcher. It's possible you may never even meet them. Most of your communications will be electronic with an occasional phone call.

Are you prepared for such an environment? Are you cut out to make your own decisions and execute your own plans? There's nobody out here to hold your hand or give you a pat on the back. A trucker is an independent master of himself. He falls or stands on his own merit.

Look over your past five years and evaluate yourself. Have you been independent? Do you support yourself? If someone has been housing you and providing for you, I think you need to work on developing yourself as an independent, decisive, and responsible adult before getting into trucking. Otherwise you are throwing yourself to the wolves. Do you think you have the resolve for such an independent career?

I'm sure you could get there, but I'm not confident you are there now.

Dispatcher:

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.

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PJ's Comment
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As OS points out this career is very independant. I work for a very large company. I’ve been here long enough too know who the main folks are. I have rarely if ever talked to any of them. I have 2 people I deal with on a daily basis. We have a rock solid working relationship and that is generally all I need.

You will have a similiar situation once you complete training and get in a truck solo. All these companies track many metrics on drivers. Anyone in the company with access can pull you up and see by your driver profile what kind of driver you are. I have had dispatchers within my company actually request anytime I’m in their area to call them for a load. I take care of business and they appreciate that.

Dispatcher:

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.
Seabee-J's Comment
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A larger company would be best. More resources and usually are more lienent on mishaps as the are typically self insured. These two reasons are why I would pick a large organization as an inexperienced driver. The learning curve will be steep so you want to have as much going for you as you can.

Ryan M.'s Comment
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lol thanks for the advice sir, but i dont rely on my parents in money otherwise i really have to, im still thankful that i live with them because i dont have to pay a rent and stuff, i’ve experience living in my own before when i was studying but because i have a student loan supporting me, but yeah i can do this lifestyle i wanna drive truck and make a great career of it, and i want to experience and able to see the canadian rockies and the beauty of the states too, thnx admin..

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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.
Ryan M.'s Comment
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ok thanks, yeah thats why i love when nobody is looking out on my shoulder..

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Ryan, I am a company driver and feel like my own boss. I have an awesome support team in OPs and maintenance. They keep me rolling. I know many people at CFI and many know me, including some very high up. I feel like I work with a great family.

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