Looking For A Plan B Just In Case

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Have you tried CFI. We have plenty of drivers with more than one pet. I believe the pet deposit is $500 and payroll deductable.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Have you tried CFI. We have plenty of drivers with more than one pet. I believe the pet deposit is $500 and payroll deductable.

True, true.

Anita made that clear when I spoke to her and Susie K., last week!!!

I'd definitely need a 'Monty' dog when I get out there w/yall ~!!!

~ Anne ~

Joshua B.'s Comment
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Wow thank you all for the replies and suggestions!! As stated, it’s just a plan B in case this company goes south but I am hoping this one will work out.

I did already apply to Total and KLLM and they wont touch me because of my lack of experience but did say when I get that experience to give them a call.

I have written the suggestions down and will apply to them in the morning.

Mrs. Anne, thanks for the warm welcome and the links! I think I might have done the mass apply through here already but not 100% sure, so I will go ahead and do it as well in the morning.

Big Scott, I don’t know why I didn’t think of CFI before as they were a company I was talking to just after I left the last company I was with. I just had a bad taste in my mouth back then and bowed out. I will give them a shout. Thanks!

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Too bad you're east lol my last company outta So Cali, encouraged bringing your pets along, I don't think they had any type of deposit, not sure since I had no pet to drag out on the road lol

Good Luck in your quest

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Wow thank you all for the replies and suggestions!! As stated, it’s just a plan B in case this company goes south but I am hoping this one will work out.

I did already apply to Total and KLLM and they wont touch me because of my lack of experience but did say when I get that experience to give them a call.

I have written the suggestions down and will apply to them in the morning.

Mrs. Anne, thanks for the warm welcome and the links! I think I might have done the mass apply through here already but not 100% sure, so I will go ahead and do it as well in the morning.

Big Scott, I don’t know why I didn’t think of CFI before as they were a company I was talking to just after I left the last company I was with. I just had a bad taste in my mouth back then and bowed out. I will give them a shout. Thanks!

Howdy again, Joshua; Totally welcome, glad to have you in here!

Let us know how things, go; and definitely re apply with that link within. Ask away, anything you may (or even, may NOT) need to/want to know! Such a great group of people in here.

Hope to see you posting a 'YAY, I GOT IT!' soon, good sir!

~ Anne ~

Joshua B.'s Comment
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Ok, all applications have been filled out ( a LOT of repetitive typing!). The only call back I have gotten by the time of this message was from Navajo Express. Everything sounded great as far as refresher training and pay for said training. They could even get me flown out to Denver by the 15th. The downside was my cats. She said they only allow one dog and only after six months, so that killed it for me. But on the bright side, that showed the lack of recent experience is not a career killer. The training time and pay was right around what I am looking at with the company here in MS.

More to come as more come in. Thanks again y’all!

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Ok, all applications have been filled out ( a LOT of repetitive typing!). The only call back I have gotten by the time of this message was from Navajo Express. Everything sounded great as far as refresher training and pay for said training. They could even get me flown out to Denver by the 15th. The downside was my cats. She said they only allow one dog and only after six months, so that killed it for me. But on the bright side, that showed the lack of recent experience is not a career killer. The training time and pay was right around what I am looking at with the company here in MS.

More to come as more come in. Thanks again y’all!

Joshua B, .... ~ Well, DANG! ~

Sorry to hear, man. Did you CHECK with Dutch Maid Logistics? Cypress? CFI? The bad taste should've dissolved. Their new entity & acquisitions re: TFI should shine.. soon!

Could you list who/what/why for future readers, to pay it forward? Really would like to know what THOSE guys' output/input might have been. We (collectively) sure sent you a BUNCH. Paying it forward is what TT is all about.

New(er) to our list, Western Express and MAST ! OH, yeah.. and.....What did Millis say?!?!? Boyd Bros.? Witte Bros. ? No way you could've gotten 'noped' by all our aboves.

Pacific Pearl; wow, man. I'm saving THAT info, in MY cache; thank you.

A couple more, come to mind; sorry no links: PTL (Pashcall) and PAM Transport/Driver Solutions?

Another 'random...' Rand's Express .... ?!?!? (Wildcard, worth a try!)

~ Anne ~

ps: You never DID say what kind of freight you'd prefer to haul (?!?).. Could check out Groen**** (tanks) if you've got some grit and/or experience. Keen? Keim? I've got big sleeves, haha!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joshua B.'s Comment
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Ok, all applications have been filled out ( a LOT of repetitive typing!). The only call back I have gotten by the time of this message was from Navajo Express. Everything sounded great as far as refresher training and pay for said training. They could even get me flown out to Denver by the 15th. The downside was my cats. She said they only allow one dog and only after six months, so that killed it for me. But on the bright side, that showed the lack of recent experience is not a career killer. The training time and pay was right around what I am looking at with the company here in MS.

More to come as more come in. Thanks again y’all!

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Joshua B, .... ~ Well, DANG! ~

Sorry to hear, man. Did you CHECK with Dutch Maid Logistics? Cypress? CFI? The bad taste should've dissolved. Their new entity & acquisitions re: TFI should shine.. soon!

Could you list who/what/why for future readers, to pay it forward? Really would like to know what THOSE guys' output/input might have been. We (collectively) sure sent you a BUNCH. Paying it forward is what TT is all about.

New(er) to our list, Western Express and MAST ! OH, yeah.. and.....What did Millis say?!?!? Boyd Bros.? Witte Bros. ? No way you could've gotten 'noped' by all our aboves.

Pacific Pearl; wow, man. I'm saving THAT info, in MY cache; thank you.

A couple more, come to mind; sorry no links: PTL (Pashcall) and PAM Transport/Driver Solutions?

Another 'random...' Rand's Express .... ?!?!? (Wildcard, worth a try!)

~ Anne ~

ps: You never DID say what kind of freight you'd prefer to haul (?!?).. Could check out Groen**** (tanks) if you've got some grit and/or experience. Keen? Keim? I've got big sleeves, haha!

Haha Navajo was the only one that had contacted me at that point, lol. And thank you for the list of newer companies to check out. They are written down now and will be applied to.

I do plan on updating this thread for sure. Here are the other calls I got today since my last post:

Frey Miller- will not hire out of Mississippi at all.

May Trucking- will not touch me due to lack of recent experience so the recruiter said I will either need 4 months OTR or 40 hrs. from a trucking school to qualify.

National Carriers- does not allow cats at all.

Those are the only ones who have called me today.

I applied to Western Express before (recently) and I did not like what I heard from the recruiters. Mostly trying to get me to lease. I have been told by MANY folks to stay away from WE if possible as well.

I did apply to CFI, and they are doing stuff in Pulse, but havent heard from them yet. There is a lot of activity going on in the driver pulse app, with a lot of DAC , MVR and background reports getting done so I will hopefully know something soon. I’m also waiting on the company that I have orientation coming up. They are supposed to call me sometime this week.

And just for reference here are some of the other companies I have already talked to before:

Holmes- no pets

Empire Express- no cats and not enough recent experience

US Express- one pet limit and will need 40 hrs or 3 months experience

Kennesaw Transport- pets, including cats ok, but need 6 months experience

McElroy- no pets

I have applied to a whole lot more companies, but havent heard anything from them yet.

I’m pretty sure that with the big list y’all gave me here that I will have my plan B very soon. Heck they may even turn into a plan A! I’m just trying to make sure I have a fallback incase life tries to throw me a curve ball like it usually does.

I should have never left trucking because of one company. I’d already have my own truck, lol

Thanks again! I will absolutely keep this thread updated.

As far as cargo, I don’t really care. I did reefer and dry van before but have always wanted to do flatbed. I have no tanker, doubles/triples or hazmat endorsements, but not opposed to getting them at some point. I also want to go to Canada for some strange reason, lol.

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

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.

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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Pretty sure I know the company to which you are referring as your Plan A, but I won't reveal it since you haven't wanted to disclose. The recruiter is not a numbers driven person. If a driver qualifies for being hired by the company, this recruiter would definitely like to bring that driver on. Basically, this recruiter is not someone who will lie just to get a butt in orientation. In fact, this recruiter is a decision-maker with the company. If you can't tell, I personal experience with the company in the hiring process. It was one of the companies that I had looked at before choosing the company where I work now. It's always smart to have a back up plan, but I don't think you will need it.

--Ryan

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Joshua B.'s Comment
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Well only one phone call today from Witte Bros. Had a nice long chat with the recruiter about training and my past driving experience. He reassured me I would be able to find someone to take me on with my cats. They dont allow pets at all though.

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