Local Jobs??

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Shantiwa W.'s Comment
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Hey y’all, sorry for losing so much lately but I’m in kind of a pickle. The job that said they’d hire me didn’t end up hiring me. I’m very hopeful I’ll find something soon, God didn’t bring me all this way to just leave me jobless… But I was wanting to ask about advise and opinions on companies to apply for that will treat me good and that have local positions. I’m in Colorado Springs but plan to move up to Denver area to be closer to all the major trucking jobs but I have to start making money first lol Anyways, let me know what y’all think, Thank you!!!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Look into LTL companies, Old Dominion starts at $25 an hour. FedEx freight, Saia, Estes, Reddaway, YRC, T Force, XPO. The others start around that as well

They are your best option for starting local in my opinion, they usually take new drivers it just depends on the needs at the time

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
Banks's Comment
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I agree with Bobcat, the only problem being this is the slow season for LTL , so you may have some difficulties finding something.. We start getting busy again around March.

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
Rob T.'s Comment
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I can't recall if you mentioned it in another post, but are there set hours you're looking to work? Ideally what would your schedule look like to not interfere with your kids?

I work for a grocery chain and for the most part the docks are not difficult backing. Downside is our particular store is typically midnight to 2am start times. I'm not sure if there's anything like that in your area, or if they hire new drivers though. It's not the greatest in my opinion, but you could also look at shag/yard drivers. It'd be boring moving trailers all day/night but you'd become an expert at backing real quick.

Rhino's Comment
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I work for reddaway. I’d see if their hiring in your area or yrc. They hired me right out of school but that may of just been luck as well. Lol but good place to get experience. Benefits r great to.

Shantiwa W.'s Comment
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Thank you all, I’ll try those companies for sure! And yeah things are a little difficult with the hours I’m looking for. I know it won’t ever be perfect but I have care for kids starting at 7:30am-5pm Monday-Friday so that’s kind of my window off when I can really work… that’s why I was so excited about Fackler 😞 I know set hours and that small of a window of hours is going to be very difficult to pull off, especially in this industry

Look into LTL companies, Old Dominion starts at $25 an hour. FedEx freight, Saia, Estes, Reddaway, YRC, T Force, XPO. The others start around that as well

They are your best option for starting local in my opinion, they usually take new drivers it just depends on the needs at the time

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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I know it won’t ever be perfect but I have care for kids starting at 7:30am-5pm Monday-Friday so that’s kind of my window off when I can really work…

I'd suggest into companies that manufacture their own goods. We have numerous places in my area (Des Moines) that have drivers moving their goods between their different facilities with schedules similiar to what you're looking for. Penske and Ryder are usually looking for drivers to move their equipment around to other locations so it's available for customers to rent. I also see companies like Thermoking (reefer brands) operating their own daycabs to pickup trailers needing to go to their shop.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Shantiwa W.'s Comment
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Oh that’s a great idea! Thank you for the advice!

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I know it won’t ever be perfect but I have care for kids starting at 7:30am-5pm Monday-Friday so that’s kind of my window off when I can really work…

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I'd suggest into companies that manufacture their own goods. We have numerous places in my area (Des Moines) that have drivers moving their goods between their different facilities with schedules similiar to what you're looking for. Penske and Ryder are usually looking for drivers to move their equipment around to other locations so it's available for customers to rent. I also see companies like Thermoking (reefer brands) operating their own daycabs to pickup trailers needing to go to their shop.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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I suggest getting onto the local Craigslist under "Jobs", then click on "Transport". I just did a quick scan for The Springs and saw a bunch.

Don't just jump at the first one, though. If you have any questions, come back here and quiz the TT. We should have some good advice for you.

TCB's Comment
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I suggest getting onto the local Craigslist under "Jobs", then click on "Transport". I just did a quick scan for The Springs and saw a bunch.

Don't just jump at the first one, though. If you have any questions, come back here and quiz the TT. We should have some good advice for you.

You might also try Indeed.com and to fill the application on this website which is forwarded to trucking companies.

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