Best Trucking Company For Military Vets Starting A New Career. Or Best Recommendation.

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George M.'s Comment
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I retired last Sept with 22yrs. I'm on my final week of CDL school. Sat i tested for my Pre Trip and passed Wednesday i take my last two skills and the drive. I live in South FL so I'm leaning towards Werner. They seem to have the best benefits for Vets . Please feel free to enlightening me on any other companies. Werner is offering 37CPM to start. The only Exp i had was for one full tour (4yrs) they sent me to get my Military CDL, it was a collateral duty. to be able to flat bed a helicopter home when a pilot jacked it up.

Thanks

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Old School's Comment
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George, if you are interested in flat-bed work, I know that TMC has some special interest in veterans.

There is also a few flat-bed companies in Florida that might be easier to get hired onto - sometimes Florida is a little bit of a tricky location for trucking jobs. Look into Cypress Trucking Company out of Florida.

See Also: Trucking Companies, GI Bill, And Military Veterans

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Another good company to check into is Prime. I know for a fact they hire from FL. They have reefer , flatbed and food grade tanker (not sure if the tanker is an option being from FL), but I know reefer & flatbed are.

Ernie

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Ricky O.'s Comment
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Another good company to check into is Prime. I know for a fact they hire from FL. They have reefer , flatbed and food grade tanker (not sure if the tanker is an option being from FL), but I know reefer & flatbed are.

Ernie

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Lot of vets at Prime. Loving it here so far. Good luck

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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