A Couple Of Questions About Refresher Courses And Orientation.

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Iron Fist's Comment
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Thanks in advance for reading my post. I haven't driven since August and I'm looking to get back on the road. I applied with May Trucking and spoke with a recruiter, and was told I would need to take a refresher course. I absolutely do not have the money to go through a refresher at the moment..

My first question is: Do you know off-hand of any companies that will not require me to take a refresher course and just get back into training?

Also, do you know which companiees do their orientations out of Salt Lake City, or Utah in general? The only one I'm aware of is CR England and honestly I'd rather go work at Walmart than get mixed up with them. I'd rather not take yet another greyhound trip across the country if I don't have to.

Please keep in mind I have a clean driving record, no DUI , no criminal background, and relatively decent employment history.

Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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Old School's Comment
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Iron Fist, doesn't Central Refrigerated have a training program out of Salt Lake? I think they do, but don't know for sure - look into it. Also, just thought I'd mention one that will require a bus drive, but it might be worth looking into. Western Express, out of Nashville, TN will hire people who need a refresher. What they do is a brief orientation, then they send you out with a trainer for two weeks or until the trainer is confident you are ready. then they pair you with another person in your same situation as a team for four weeks. After that they put you in your own truck and you are on your own. You do get paid during the time with the trainer and teaming. I'm sure a phone call to a recruiter could fill in the details for you.

Oh, I almost forgot, Welcome to Trucking Truth!

Iron Fist's Comment
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Thanks old school! Western Express I've seen their ads all over Craigslist I'll have to give them a call. I'll also look into Central as well. Thanks for the tips and the welcome sir.

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