Those Craigslist Jobs!

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Little Debby 's Comment
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Hey ladies,

Just updating my profile and thought I'd drop a note in here too. After exactly one year driving readymix with Knife River I decided rather than graduate from "yellowhat" to "orangehat" on my one year anniversary, I'd leave KR. I wanted to move into dump and pup but was unsuccessful extracting myself from their readymix division. So out the door and don't let it hitcha!

I found an ad Craigslist for dump and pup work. I applied for it and lo and behold, it was a company I drooled over 30 years ago! So I hired on immediately. Of course the economy and company clients have changed and such, but things are very good with the job. I picked it up so fast that after only three weeks of dump and pup looping, I'm going to do some training in flatbedding with sideboards next week. A loop running wire coil from Oregon to Tacoma once a day. I'm sure I'll love it because it involves LEARNING and TRAINING; something we ladies should ALWAYS embrace!

Anyhow, back to Craigslist. It's evident to me now that EVERYONE uses it to hire drivers. Not just the companies that have revolving doors. Even the quality ones use it. The job I found with Sherman Brothers only has five drivers in this division. So I am one of only five. It's great experience. Just saying if you were thinking of trash talking Craigslist work, think again girls! Happy trucking!!

Little Debby 's Comment
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PS: Also ladies, I'd like to share that I've started a Facebook page for Women in the Trades. Please do feel free to join and infoshare! Thanks Brett!

Shawn J.'s Comment
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Craigslist is a great way to get drivers, I have worked for some of the biggest companies in the industry. Think what you want about those particular companies, but craigslist is a great way to get new drivers. Quality drivers!! You have to weed out the nonsense but most good companies are using it now!


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Little Debby 's Comment
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Yes that's true about having to weed out the nonsense. One good way to weed out the junk is by simply emailing their address or even texting if a phone number is given, and begin a convo. It won't take long to see if they're shysters you should bypass. And if you don't want to work for the mega companies, you'll soon recognize their very, repetitious, ad copy, and you can bypass that as well. I recently learned to enter 'key' words into the "Transport" page in the jobs section. For example I typed in 'belly dump' and a lot of specific types of trucking jobs popped up; some older jobs, some far away jobs, but still; it gave good results. If you're looking for something specific and tailored to your needs, watch Craigs closely and when you think you see one, POUNCE on it! MEOW!!

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