Am I Overthinking It?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Cee El in Ess Cee, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. Cee El in Ess Cee

    Cee El in Ess Cee Bobtail Member

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    Hi everyone!
    I’m a newly minted CDL holder who has no experience. I’ve identified Tankers as what I’d like to pull, but I’m flexible. Today, I performed a road test for a smaller tanker company who takes recent grads from approved schools, but my results were mixed and I was told I was “green” and that it shows. I graduated 3 weeks ago, so this was my first action in a while. I knew that I was “green”, but it seems to be a potential hang up for them. I’m thinking maybe I bite the bullet and go “Mega-Carrier” like Prime or TMC, or wait it out and hope if I’m picked by this smaller carrier, that I would receive the proper training time to “ripen,” so to speak. Or am I just thinking too much?
     
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  2. roadmap65

    roadmap65 Light Load Member

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    Did you test in a manual or automatic?
     
  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Well, that tanker company didn't give you a firm "NO" , so you may still be called.
    Where is your location?
    What type work will you accept, or just want to get to work for now?
     
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  4. LDLWells

    LDLWells Medium Load Member

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    See if they'll call you back

    Or just call them and see what they say
     
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  5. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    Flatbed work right now isn't great. You're gonna spend some time sitting between loads right now would be my guess.

    Everyone is green when they start out. But if you show you have potential, you'll be alright. It's the dummies that good up all the little things, seem flustered and can't get it together that these companies want to weed out.
     
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  6. Cee El in Ess Cee

    Cee El in Ess Cee Bobtail Member

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    Automatic. I have the restriction.
     
  7. Cee El in Ess Cee

    Cee El in Ess Cee Bobtail Member

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    I’m in upstate South Carolina. I’m a Retail Manager by trade. I took a leave of absence to get my CDL. I’d like to find something soon before my leave runs out, which is next week. As far as what I’d take? I’d just like to feel safe behind the wheel. And I’d like Class A jobs, but I’d take a dump truck as well for the experience.
     
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  8. Cee El in Ess Cee

    Cee El in Ess Cee Bobtail Member

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    He did say I have potential, so we’ll see. Thanks.
     
  9. Eddiec

    Eddiec Heavy Load Member

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    Call him back in a couple of days and thank him for giving you a shot at the job. Then ask him for any advice he might be able to add.

    Thank him again, and tell him that if anything changes that you will always be interested in hearing from him. Wish him well and say good bye.
     
  10. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    If you are in the Texas area, you might consider Steven's Transport. They have an excellent program for new drivers, and they also have a separate tanker division as well.
     
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