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PackRat's Comment
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You can take Crete/Shaffer off the list. You'd need a minimum six months driving before consideration of hire.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Thank you guys for the list and information. As matter fact, live 15 miles from I-35. I've printed those carries off and give it a try. Unfortunately, I don't have 6 months, but would be willing to be considered by a company as new in training.

And I have no felonies, or DUI's.

Thanks guys!

Keep us updated on how things go.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thank you guys for the list and information. As matter fact, live 15 miles from I-35. I've printed those carries off and give it a try. Unfortunately, I don't have 6 months, but would be willing to be considered by a company as new in training.

And I have no felonies, or DUI's.

Thanks guys!

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Keep us updated on how things go.

Hay guys:

Did y'all check out Raider Express, in DFW? They pay a full $1K for training, which isn't bad!

Maybe you did; I know Kerry is 'nailing it' with the research! Sometimes a 'training' company bounces into my brain as I look at old pix when I used to run w/Tom, and see various rigs on the road...LoL!

~ Anne ~

ps: Covenant is 'trying' to go mostly teams, if y'all were looking there, LoL.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Thank you guys for the list and information. As matter fact, live 15 miles from I-35. I've printed those carries off and give it a try. Unfortunately, I don't have 6 months, but would be willing to be considered by a company as new in training.

And I have no felonies, or DUI's.

Thanks guys!

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Keep us updated on how things go.

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Hay guys:

Did y'all check out Raider Express, in DFW? They pay a full $1K for training, which isn't bad!

Maybe you did; I know Kerry is 'nailing it' with the research! Sometimes a 'training' company bounces into my brain as I look at old pix when I used to run w/Tom, and see various rigs on the road...LoL!

~ Anne ~

ps: Covenant is 'trying' to go mostly teams, if y'all were looking there, LoL.

I totally forgot about Raider Express in Fort Worth. Great suggestion.

Anne, thanks so much for the acknowledgement. When I am ready to hang up the steering wheel on my driving career, I think I see a future for myself helping people find trucking jobs...or maybe all manner of blue collar jobs. Ok, kind of daydreaming now.

At one point, both Covenant and CR England were doing teaming training and by that I mean two students and a trainer all in one truck. That's just crackhead nuts.

I won't mind having to do a refresher course, if a company says that's what it will take to get hired, but I strongly desire to avoid having to go through an entire training program from scratch.

Thanks again, Anne.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Brian J.'s Comment
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Thank all of you for your replies! And I will definitely keep folks up to date. Appreciate all responses...

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Thank all of you for your replies! And I will definitely keep folks up to date. Appreciate all responses...

Just found another company that hires out of Texas with no experience. I had not heard of this company before seeing an email from Ziprecruiter about this outfit.

Rouse Trucking

I submitted an application, so I will be trying to search out information on the company.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thank all of you for your replies! And I will definitely keep folks up to date. Appreciate all responses...

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Just found another company that hires out of Texas with no experience. I had not heard of this company before seeing an email from Ziprecruiter about this outfit.

Rouse Trucking

I submitted an application, so I will be trying to search out information on the company.

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~ Anne ~

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Hey Brian,

Here is another company that I found.

Eagle Transportation www.eagletuscon.com

I had never heard anything about this company until they reached out to me through Ziprecruiter. I looked them up on here and there are positive things mentioned about them on this site. They are based out of Phoenix and Tucson snd run all 48. They also have regional routes with a Western division and a regional based in Fort Worth, TX. I put in an application. They have a training school for people looking to get a CDL , and they also hire CDL grads.

One interesting thing to note about Eagle Transportation and the training program they offer (more for those who may come across this post seeking information) is that they only require a 9 month commitment instead of the standard full year. Hell, Pride Transport requires a year commitment even though they don't actually pay for the schooling. With Eagle Transportation having a school they funnel through, I wouldn't have a problem doing a one or two week refresher and committing to them for 9 months. Wherever I land, I don't have any aspirations of jumping to the next big thing because having the background that I do, the next company probably isn't going to be substantially better than the company where I am at that moment. Might as well run my happy butt until I retire to become an HR generalist with the uber professional Anne (inside joke).

Ok, I went from providing good information to telling the story of my trucking career before it happens. Good job, Kerry. wtf-2.gif

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hey Brian,

Here is another company that I found.

Eagle Transportation www.eagletuscon.com

I had never heard anything about this company until they reached out to me through Ziprecruiter. I looked them up on here and there are positive things mentioned about them on this site. They are based out of Phoenix and Tucson snd run all 48. They also have regional routes with a Western division and a regional based in Fort Worth, TX. I put in an application. They have a training school for people looking to get a CDL , and they also hire CDL grads.

One interesting thing to note about Eagle Transportation and the training program they offer (more for those who may come across this post seeking information) is that they only require a 9 month commitment instead of the standard full year. Hell, Pride Transport requires a year commitment even though they don't actually pay for the schooling. With Eagle Transportation having a school they funnel through, I wouldn't have a problem doing a one or two week refresher and committing to them for 9 months. Wherever I land, I don't have any aspirations of jumping to the next big thing because having the background that I do, the next company probably isn't going to be substantially better than the company where I am at that moment. Might as well run my happy butt until I retire to become an HR generalist with the uber professional Anne (inside joke).

Ok, I went from providing good information to telling the story of my trucking career before it happens. Good job, Kerry. wtf-2.gif

GREAT Job, Kerry!!

rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

Eagle, Tuscon . . . no knowledge; first thought of these guys, below. Eagle Transport Logistics, CMH. Eagle Transport & Logistics (the ONLY Eagle that flies, haha!) Great Dry Van & tanker company; was wondering HOW , hahaha!!

Eagle Transport (this one!) . . . IS in our backyard, per se. Not bad...either. Don Stallings started the company with tanks. JSYK! Tom & Ted (from Saunders, LLc) met him. Circa, 2014. Bet PJ knows 'em too!

Apparently, your find isn't a spinoff... so, NO TANKS FOR YOU! Eagle in Ohio does dry van now...mostly!

Ttys..

~ Anne ~

PS: 9 MONTHS LOYALTY PROGRAM.. (contract?) << with YOUR find, JSYK~!!!!

pps: Can't FIND THEM on Safer.fmcsa.dot.gov !!!

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.

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.

Fm:

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kerry L.'s Comment
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Hey Brian,

Here is another company that I found.

Eagle Transportation www.eagletuscon.com

I had never heard anything about this company until they reached out to me through Ziprecruiter. I looked them up on here and there are positive things mentioned about them on this site. They are based out of Phoenix and Tucson snd run all 48. They also have regional routes with a Western division and a regional based in Fort Worth, TX. I put in an application. They have a training school for people looking to get a CDL , and they also hire CDL grads.

One interesting thing to note about Eagle Transportation and the training program they offer (more for those who may come across this post seeking information) is that they only require a 9 month commitment instead of the standard full year. Hell, Pride Transport requires a year commitment even though they don't actually pay for the schooling. With Eagle Transportation having a school they funnel through, I wouldn't have a problem doing a one or two week refresher and committing to them for 9 months. Wherever I land, I don't have any aspirations of jumping to the next big thing because having the background that I do, the next company probably isn't going to be substantially better than the company where I am at that moment. Might as well run my happy butt until I retire to become an HR generalist with the uber professional Anne (inside joke).

Ok, I went from providing good information to telling the story of my trucking career before it happens. Good job, Kerry. wtf-2.gif

double-quotes-end.png

GREAT Job, Kerry!!

rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

Eagle, Tuscon . . . no knowledge; first thought of these guys, below. Eagle Transport Logistics, CMH. Eagle Transport & Logistics (the ONLY Eagle that flies, haha!) Great Dry Van & tanker company; was wondering HOW , hahaha!!

Eagle Transport (this one!) . . . IS in our backyard, per se. Not bad...either. Don Stallings started the company with tanks. JSYK! Tom & Ted (from Saunders, LLc) met him. Circa, 2014. Bet PJ knows 'em too!

Apparently, your find isn't a spinoff... so, NO TANKS FOR YOU! Eagle in Ohio does dry van now...mostly!

Ttys..

~ Anne ~

PS: 9 MONTHS LOYALTY PROGRAM.. (contract?) << with YOUR find, JSYK~!!!!

pps: Can't FIND THEM on Safer.fmcsa.dot.gov !!!

Do a search for Eagle Transportation on this site and you will find at least one thread on them.

It is a 9 month contract and it is only required for drivers who have gone through their school to acquire CDL. I couldn't find them on the FMCSA site, so if my application is not declined, I will ask them for their USDOT number to look them up that way.

*High five, teammate* rofl-3.gif

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.

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.

Fm:

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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