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Spencer Hastings's Comment
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Just wanted to do a update. Still waiting on a road test. To finish getting my CDl hopefully i have a date this week. But i have been interacting and talking to alot of companys i talked to one this week this inperticular one i want to share cause it made me feel very successful. This companys name is J.P.Noonan i dont know if anyone knows or herd of this one but it is a tanker job they hall anything and everything from oil.food grate. To gasoline so i sent out my emale to this company and almost instantly got a responce of where do u live and how much exsperiance do u have. So i responded where i live and told hime how i just got out of school and i am a graduate. And any big company would say sorry and thats it. This guy sead to me thats ok . We have options . He. Offered me when. I get my licence to get hazmat and apply . Me being a recent graduate he asked me if i was intrested in Washing trucks and some maintenance on trucks at 20 bucks a hour for about a year to get my foot in the door. and after that i would move into the truck and drive to jobs . The job he offered me is basically moving trucks and trailers from yard to yard (across the street or down the street) alot of backing . Drop and hooks. Wash the truck check air lines make new ones if they need them . Fluids oil changes. This is by far not definite but it is a option . Not all the companys are retarded the I are good ones there too you may ask how do i know . I can tell by the way he talked to me as a rookie that doesnt even have his licence yet. That's all for know just wanted to share what has been going on .

As i poat this i did get a new test date . June 22nd all i got to do when i go is pre trip lane change and road part . (Massachusetts) i am still in the air on schieder prime and a few other but this is a option i got for home every night .

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.

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

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That job sounds like a mixed blessing. Unfortunately you won't be getting any driving experience that way but you will get a lot of backing experience. So that's decent. The pay sounds pretty good and you'll be home every night so that's not bad either. The only real concern is if you were to get fired or wanted to move on after six months you'd probably have to take a refresher course before most companies would hire you. That's because you've had a CDL at that point for a while but haven't used it. You'd also be starting at the bottom of the pay scale.

Not all the companys are retarded there are good ones there too you may ask how do i know . I can tell by the way he talked to me as a rookie that doesnt even have his licence yet.

Someone talking nicely to you doesn't mean anything at all. He's trying to fill a position most people wouldn't want is all. Speak with some of their current drivers and they'll give you the inside scoop about the company.

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.
Spencer Hastings's Comment
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That job sounds like a mixed blessing. Unfortunately you won't be getting any driving experience that way but you will get a lot of backing experience. So that's decent. The pay sounds pretty good and you'll be home every night so that's not bad either. The only real concern is if you were to get fired or wanted to move on after six months you'd probably have to take a refresher course before most companies would hire you. That's because you've had a CDL at that point for a while but haven't used it. You'd also be starting at the bottom of the pay scale.

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Not all the companys are retarded there are good ones there too you may ask how do i know . I can tell by the way he talked to me as a rookie that doesnt even have his licence yet.

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Someone talking nicely to you doesn't mean anything at all. He's trying to fill a position most people wouldn't want is all. Speak with some of their current drivers and they'll give you the inside scoop about the company.

Thanks Brett you always have good advice like i was saying be for i still have plenty of options u.s xspres prime schnieder and so many local jobs . When i get my licence i will have a little more pull also brett i was thinking about that 6 month down the road and on top of the refreshing class. Im not getting my licence to wash trucks . But again. Thanks brett for the advice

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.
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