Where To Find Trucks Drivers?

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Bird-One's Comment
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Bobcat has also been around to answer countless questions for ODFL. Doesn’t make him a recruiter. But when you enjoy your company as much as some drivers here do it becomes second nature giving out as much info as possible. Like Banks mentioned none of them have ever given out referral info.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Everything goes INTO ,Fla...........Not much , comes out,Phx is almost as bad lol

Davy A.'s Comment
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Ive only been here a short time but I often bring up my employer Knight because that's all I have experience with. It's really helpful to have people here with insights on companies and their procedures and policies.

I'm not knocking anyone for pursuing the American dream. But if you're new and just forcing a business to grow like so many YouTubers out there that are just trying to fast track everything instead of developing fundamentals and slowly growing it up from driving to ownership to multiple trucks and drivers then you are not likely to have sustainable results, and not likely to attract quality drivers.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

BK's Comment
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I would not like to be in the position of the original poster. While I admire his ambition, I think this has to be a very tough time for trucking companies. Not just talking about the price of fuel. There is a tremendous amount of competition for drivers, especially experienced drivers. What does a company have to offer to get a driver to switch companies? Sign on bonus, generous home time, above average mileage rate, newer equipment with bells and whistles, benefits like 401K, company paid life insurance, health insurance, etc. Where does all this money come from? I’m very happy to be a company driver and would not want to be in a position where I was looking to hire drivers, with all due respect to the original poster.

Dm:

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.
Zia T.'s Comment
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Can you give me a job? I just got my CDL last week but no one wants to hire me because I have 2 speeding tickets in the last 3 years, one of the 30 over the limit. I don't even care about the pay I just need to get my foot in the door. So can I get a job?

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.
PackRat'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??

I was thinking about your post earlier today.

What's your company's DOT number?

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.

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