Acquired a Class B. Looking like a Class A is really the better bet.

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  1. amomentum4411

    amomentum4411 Bobtail Member

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    Tested in a manual transmission. Have Hazmat and Tanker and even TWIC. Gonna talk with a few of the temp agencies to see what they are working with. But the availability for Class A is heavy. Compared to Class B availability it's a hemorrhage. How much hiring they are doing is clearly another story for someone with limited tractor trailer experience obviously. At any rate, just wanna say hi and thanks for having me. An interesting place by far. I love the varying opinions on the field. Feel I can learn a lot.
     
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  2. Omega1

    Omega1 Heavy Load Member

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    Welcome and glad to have you. Yes, you are correct. There are many more options with a Class A license. I would make the effort to upgrade it asap if you want to expand your options.
     
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  3. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

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    Welcome. What kind of work are you looking to get into? The reason I ask is if it’s dump trucking or even some local tanker gigs, a class B may not be TOO far out of the realm of what a Class A holder would have. Just might hafta do a bit more digging on the job boards is all.
     
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  4. amomentum4411

    amomentum4411 Bobtail Member

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    OTR is out of the question. And yes tanker is of particular interest. I'd like to haul fuel but I'm not against running milk, grease,used oil etc.....is there a job board you guys recommend? I have some delivery driver experience but it was a non CDL straight truck.

    I'm not above running a pump truck either.

    This is in SE Louisiana by the way.
     
  5. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    This is virtually chemical tank heaven territory, isn't it? He shouldn't have too much trouble finding a Class A gig to suit his needs.
     
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  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    SE Louisiana in tanker central. Nearly every tanker company has a presence. From Baton Rouge down to NOLA , especially on LA30 off of I 10 in Gonzales/St Gabriel there are tanker terminals with driver wanted signs out front. They will have local and out and back regional, where you may be gone 2 to 4 days. Visit the terminals in person and talk to terminal mangers. Some one will likely give you a shot.
     
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  7. amomentum4411

    amomentum4411 Bobtail Member

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    This thread has been extremely helpful! Thanks guys!
     
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    MWM Rail Service has 4000 gallon water trucks.
    $20 - $30 hr.
     
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    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I had one employer waste my time in Maryland once. I interviewed with him at TBH Concrete in Westminster during a day of rain. Outside his parking lot sat three rows of mack trucks with low boy trailers. And the idiot Bossman tried to tell me that I am over qualified with my Class A license. (Not to mention signing many bills over time of cement bulk delivered to his plant)

    In Arkansas the people involve in ready mix has given me all the work I could stand in anything with wheels including a wheeled loader for rock and sand. That turned out to be a form of play time and not so much a job. That was 20 years ago. I could get into any wheeled loader now and go right to work without a problem.

    If you find that you are among idiots like that boss man was back in Maryland you will find better ground elsewhere in the USA. With people who will put you right to work. Never you mind that Class B so much, it's still a good license to have. However if you are in for a penny might as well go the whole Pound and get the A CDL.
     
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  10. amomentum4411

    amomentum4411 Bobtail Member

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    Overqualified with a Class A? Oxymoron.....that's wild. Never knew the A drivers faced that. Especially with the lowboys. That should have been right up you guy's alley. B can't pull lowboys.
     
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