OD Driver Training Program, Is It Over For March

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M Mann's Comment
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Hey guys read all of your posts, want to start as well with OD driver training program, but I missed the call by the recruiter and its going to her voicemail for the past 3 days and no call back since 3/3/22 I was wondering if they are done onboarding people or it could be a lot of back up, there is another program that is calling and asking if I am ready go but I wanted to go with OD. I even contacted the terminal manager here but he was out of the office for some reason and the person who I spoke to said to try back later. Maybe Daniel, Bobcat or DrWho can put in a word for me :-) I have my CDL Permit with Doubles/Triples, Hazmat , Tankers, clean license.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Which terminal are you applying at because they all have different hiring needs.

Keep trying the terminal manager or recruiter, sometimes they get busy.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hey guys read all of your posts, want to start as well with OD driver training program, but I missed the call by the recruiter and its going to her voicemail for the past 3 days and no call back since 3/3/22 I was wondering if they are done onboarding people or it could be a lot of back up, there is another program that is calling and asking if I am ready go but I wanted to go with OD. I even contacted the terminal manager here but he was out of the office for some reason and the person who I spoke to said to try back later. Maybe Daniel, Bobcat or DrWho can put in a word for me :-) I have my CDL Permit with Doubles/Triples, Hazmat , Tankers, clean license.

Howdy, M. Mann & welcome to Trucking Truth!

While you're at it, doing research et al; read Brett's book, for free, here, along with other great info:

Curious, as to who the other program is? If OD and the 'other' doesn't work out,

Apply For Paid CDL Training

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Best wishes!

~ 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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Banks's Comment
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It's not looking good for you. Those programs usually have a finite amount of spots and they went with the next guy in line. How did you miss that call?That phone should've been glued to your hand with the ringer all the way up waiting on it until you heard different.

I'd keep calling you see if you get a response or if they're willing to let you know when they plan on hiring more. Good luck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Which terminal/region? If its in the Northern CA region I can do you wonders. I am in close contact to all the powers-that-be

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Which terminal/region? If its in the Northern CA region I can do you wonders. I am in close contact to all the powers-that-be

Would you be hiring him as a restaurant manager, or just a cook ?!?!?

Touche'

~ Anne ~

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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.

DoctorWho_214's Comment
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What region are you from? As far as I'm aware there is a class starting the last week of March at the Boise terminal.

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.

M Mann's Comment
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Which terminal are you applying at because they all have different hiring needs.

Keep trying the terminal manager or recruiter, sometimes they get busy.

Hey Bobcat, its the one in Brooklyn.

Thanks

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.

M Mann's Comment
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Hey guys read all of your posts, want to start as well with OD driver training program, but I missed the call by the recruiter and its going to her voicemail for the past 3 days and no call back since 3/3/22 I was wondering if they are done onboarding people or it could be a lot of back up, there is another program that is calling and asking if I am ready go but I wanted to go with OD. I even contacted the terminal manager here but he was out of the office for some reason and the person who I spoke to said to try back later. Maybe Daniel, Bobcat or DrWho can put in a word for me :-) I have my CDL Permit with Doubles/Triples, Hazmat , Tankers, clean license.

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Howdy, M. Mann & welcome to Trucking Truth!

While you're at it, doing research et al; read Brett's book, for free, here, along with other great info:

Curious, as to who the other program is? If OD and the 'other' doesn't work out,

Apply For Paid CDL Training

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

Hey Anne now I feel part of the TT forum, appreciate your kind words.

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

M Mann's Comment
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It's not looking good for you. Those programs usually have a finite amount of spots and they went with the next guy in line. How did you miss that call?That phone should've been glued to your hand with the ringer all the way up waiting on it until you heard different.

I'd keep calling you see if you get a response or if they're willing to let you know when they plan on hiring more. Good luck.

I was waiting since Sunday night when I applied the call came on Thursday when I was doing laundry, the sound of the washing machine....

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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