I've been having my CDL-A for 6 years now but have never been over the road. I was working for a construction company driving dump trucks, water trucks, and once in awhile flat-beds. All this inside the job site & sporadically going to another job site 2 miles away.
I've been applying for local driving jobs but won't hire because of the lack of experience over the road.
They said I need 2 years minimum, (2200 miles a week) or a school certificate.
Called the school, they said you don't need school as you already have a CDL, you need experience.
So basically this is the classic "need money for college, need college for job, need job for money" theory.
I'm trying to stay local in east Houston as I have young kids but I would do regional.
I also have Tanker & Haz-Mat endorsements
The point is how to get in?
any suggestions, please?
6 Years with CDL, companies won't hire.
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You need to take a refresher course through a OTR or local company that will be willing to train you.
Unfortunately without any recent Class A experience your pretty much out of luck until you get some driving time behind the wheel.
@Chinatown, he can help you.
USF....Holland, Roadway, YRC
Or maybe a smaller local company.
Most of the above listed companies have Dock to Driver programs that will get you experience and keep you local.
Or might hire you to do yard work, and put you in a truck as they see fit.
I'm sure that @Chinatown will along shortly to add help.
Labatt Food Service is now hiring for a Student Driver at the Houston location.
Must have CDL or CDL Permit.
You're basically a student because you don't have experience on the highways. Apply in person and your chances are much better for this type job.
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Candidates are welcome to fill out an application online or in-house. For an in-house application, please visit us at the Houston Labatt Office located at 6650 Pine Vista Lane Houston, TX 77092, Monday-Friday 8:45 am - 3:00 pm. Must bring a valid TX Class A Permit or CDL and proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Lynden Transport has "dock to driver" program in Houston.
Not sure where the address is, but you can find it.
In case anyone else is interested, Lynden has line haul jobs out of Houston and one is running teams or solo back and forth from Houston to Edmonton, Alberta Canada round trip.
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