New Potential Job Flatbed. UNION. Fresh Out Of School.

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Nicholas B.'s Comment
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Ok guys. Secured my Illinois CDL. Fully endorsed. Got a pretty good feeling I'm going to start at this local steel company doing flatbed locally. Generally small area of coverage. Training should begin Next week. I can drive so not worried about that. They're going to train me on the lifts and the load securcement. My only concern is that they are a union shop. I dont need personal opinions to the union. I just want some company drivers who are union to give me some pointers for my 90 day probationary period. My dad's a Teamster and so were both of my grandfathers. Anyone from Chicago or Illinois, your input would be especially appreciated.

Thanks guys. Looking forward to the career.


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.
Nicholas B.'s Comment
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When I say I can drive I in no way mean I'm a pro. I meant that that is the least of my concerns.

Old School's Comment
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Nicholas, Congratulations on that Union Job!

I don't recall us having any Union drivers in here, so I wouldn't be surprised if you get little or no response from anybody.

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