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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Ya know, this is probably 'NOT' want you want to hear, but it may just work: Have you looked into driving a SCHOOL BUS? Do you know how huge the shortages are, everywhere?

Districts here in Ohio are paying between 7 and 10 K SIGN ON BONUSES!!!! It's a thought. You'd probably have to add the passenger endorsement or something; but the sign on bonus alone ... might make it worthwhile!

Just my 2 cents, again! confused.gif

~ Anne ~

Banks's Comment
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If you're willing to go to Henderson, FedEx freight is currently hiring driver apprentices there. I don't know anything about that building, but I can probably get you a phone number to call and ask whatever questions you may have. Just let me know.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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I had some time this morning so I did a pre-emptive strike - going through the driver wanted ads in your area. These picks are based on what I know about your needs (daily home time, weekends off), your skill level and what I know about the industry. These ads are live today - if you're interested apply NOW. Even if you don't see anything you like it may give you some new ideas about a direction forward.

Yard Jockey Driving in general has an inexact schedule. Weather (especially in Colorado), construction and accidents can all lay waste to the even the best planned schedules. Being a yard goat isn't the most exciting driving job but it probably has the most consistent schedule. This job starts at 2 pm so it would require you to do some juggling with the child care. You may not like the PM shift but you know who ends up getting the AM shift when there's an opening? One of the PM shift drivers. Like most driving jobs the more desirable jobs got to the most senior drivers.

CDL Shuttle Driver A shuttle driver is just a yard goat with a longer leash. It's driving back and forth between the same facilities every shift. Again, it's about consistency. This position requires unloading, but it's uniforms, not lumber.

US Mail (Contractor) Generous pay and benefits - $33/hr is more than I make! Schedules are consistent and you generally don't work much more than 40 hours a week.

Class A Company Driver I like this job because of the flexibility. Work 5 or 4 days per week. Home daily and weekends off. No touch freight.

Good luck!


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.
TCB's Comment
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Here are a few more companies that hire new grads. They might or might service your area.

Paschall Truck Lines Melton Truck Lines (Flatbed only) CRST Super T Transport Western Express WEL Companies Nussbaum Transportation

Bird-One's Comment
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I can’t remember how I did it exactly but a few months ago i made a profile on LinkedIn. I put on there what my qualifications were and what I was looking for in a driving job. There’s a way you can mark on there that you are actively looking for work. I was getting several emails a day from companies. I also started a LinkedIn and was getting hits on that too. Now I also have 4 years experience so your experience might be different but worth a shot.

Shantiwa W.'s Comment
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Wow thank you so much guys! I will definitely apply to those specific jobs and thank you so much for taking the time to look for specific jobs in my area!! I was using Craigslist and zip recruiter and indeed Andre FB and never even found those jobs, thank you Pacific Pearl. Anne I’ve thought about just getting my passenger endorsement and driving a bus for a school district, I’ll look deeper into that!

Thank you for the extra input TCB, I’ll check those companies out too.

Bird one That’s a good idea to get onto LinkedIn. I’ve tried everything else at this point haha

Sorry for not responding sooner y’all, got my kids with me so I’m pretty distracted lol thank you guys so much for all your help and ideas!


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Wishing you success in the ongoing job search.


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