Where To Find Trucks Drivers?

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Carlos G.'s Comment
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Hi guys! I have my own truck company and I'm located on Miami, FL I have been trying to find trucks drivers for like 3 moths I already have 5 trucks with drivers but I'm looking for more, any ideas?? or are you looking for a truck company??

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Craigslist. Post an ad with pay, benefits, equipment, etc.

Lots of competition, good luck

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Curious. Most drivers complain that south Florida is outside of the hiring area of the major carriers. There you are in Miami no less with no takers. Hmmm. Could you post a link to one of your ads? Maybe the mice don't like the cheese you're offering.

The best way to make sure you have drivers is TO TAKE CARE OF THE ONES YOU HAVE NOW. No only will you have to replace fewer drivers, the drivers you have now will talk to other drivers. I was lucky to get the job I have now. Most of the time they're not hiring. You basically have to wait for someone to retire for an opening then hope you have more experience and a better driving record than all the friends and family members of the existing drivers who apply.

Plenty of, "opportunities" to make < $1,000/wk. local or < $1,500/wk. Regional/OTR. One OTR outfit is advertising 34 hr. resets at home and slip-seating for about $1,200/wk. They're having a hard time finding drivers also. Funny thing, they use a different name in their ads than the one on their trucks.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PackRat's Comment
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If you have trucks and no drivers for such a period of time, I have a difficult time believing this story.

George B.'s Comment
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If you have trucks and no drivers for such a period of time, I have a difficult time believing this story.

Ditto

Donkeyhodie's Comment
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Im a little confused. Several days ago, someone posted information about an auto auction company that could be an alternative to a "traditional" trucking job. The contributors and Moderators ripped the poor guy a new one for "recruiting." How is this post any different? I have been poking around on this site and others for quite a while. While she seems to be a very personable Woman, and well versed in the driving world, Trucking with Keirsey seems to be one of the biggest recruiters on this forum. As a moderator, does she get special treatment or payment for plugging Prime incessantly? Just curious as to the rules..... double standards. Also, "Big Scott" can not leave a reply without plugging CFI. He claims to be a driver for them. Has anyone checked his status with the company? Is he a principal or investor? Same with Keirsey. Is she a recruiter for Prime?

PJ's Comment
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Let me be the first to set a few points straight.

None of the moderators are employee’s of this site. We have been around along time. We offer our time and opinions to folks completely free of charge. We share Brett’s primary goal and that is to get honest helpful information to people looking to get into the industry or are brand new.

There is a big difference in recruiting and giving your honest opinion of a company, especially the one you work for. I can’t speak for anyone other than myself, but I have never once over the years given a single person my driver code to get a refferal payment from my company. I have given my personal opinion of my company to alot of people.

George B.'s Comment
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He wants 3 moths not drivers.confused.gif smile.gif smile.gif

Banks's Comment
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Im a little confused. Several days ago, someone posted information about an auto auction company that could be an alternative to a "traditional" trucking job. The contributors and Moderators ripped the poor guy a new one for "recruiting." How is this post any different? I have been poking around on this site and others for quite a while. While she seems to be a very personable Woman, and well versed in the driving world, Trucking with Keirsey seems to be one of the biggest recruiters on this forum. As a moderator, does she get special treatment or payment for plugging Prime incessantly? Just curious as to the rules..... double standards. Also, "Big Scott" can not leave a reply without plugging CFI. He claims to be a driver for them. Has anyone checked his status with the company? Is he a principal or investor? Same with Keirsey. Is she a recruiter for Prime?

It's not the same. First, the OP says "I own a trucking company, how do I attract drivers? Are you looking for work?"

In the thread you're referring to, the OP named a company and made claims with no evidence of what was being said. When asked to provide details, he got defensive and began calling contributors and moderators names. He wasn't chastised, go back and read it.

Kearsey has been on here for years providing information and she's only worked for prime. That's the company she's most familiar with, so that's what she talks about. Same with Scott. The main point of difference is that their statements regarding the companies they work for are true and have been proven. If you don't believe them and ask for proof, they will provide it. They won't get defensive and call you names.

Neither one of them provides referral information and they let people know these companies have done right by them.

Not the same thing.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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While she seems to be a very personable Woman, and well versed in the driving world, Trucking with Keirsey seems to be one of the biggest recruiters on this forum. As a moderator, does she get special treatment or payment for plugging Prime incessantly? Just curious as to the rules..... double standards. Also, "Big Scott" can not leave a reply without plugging CFI. He claims to be a driver for them. Has anyone checked his status with the company? Is he a principal or investor? Same with Keirsey. Is she a recruiter for Prime?

Thanks for the compliment. I have been a driver for Prime since 2015 and a trainer since 2017. In 2021 I started the CDL instruction. This site helped me to become an amazing driver and it has been an honor to mentor and motivate drivers for all companies over the years.

One of the reasons we have "unofficial ambassadors" for various companies to answer questions for people is because there is so much false info and rumors out there. Who would be better to answer a Prime question than a current Prime driver? People feel better connected when they know an actual driver from a company to give them reliable info. As one of the largest reefer companies. There are a lot of questions.

If you notice, yes, Scott answers CFI I do Prime... Sid and Packrat often answer owner op questions, G Town answers Swift questions.... Because we know them. And we have a ton of others answering company specific topics. I do not usually mention prime unless someone states it specifically or if someone asks something like "what are company pet policies" etc

It is to give info... I want people to be happy wherever they are.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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