Attention all rookies and wannabes: Local Jobs for New Drivers

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by 7122894003481, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Redwinger

    Redwinger Light Load Member

    Feb 22, 2014
    Ft Worth, Texas

    Yes. Pass your writtens, find a truck (or rent one) to take your road test, pass the road test, you have a cdl.

    Bad news is nobody will hire you unless you have either...OTR experience, OR a 160 hour class graduation certificate.
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  3. Mike37130

    Mike37130 Bobtail Member

    Mar 17, 2014
    I know this guy post this years ago but i wanted to say SAIA seems like a fantastic place to work for. I worked security for them for 3 years at there Nashville HUB. I never seen a upset driver there. There regional drivers left around 11:00pm and got home around 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Stuck in traffic? No problem! They are payed by the hour. Was told %95 of there load was drop and hook. The local drivers drove in the day but i don't know much about them because i worked 3rd shift there. I start my CDL classes in 3 weeks and i would kill to get on with them. But they ask for 1 year over the road on their website. I will be looking onto them after a year.
  4. dropped9

    dropped9 Bobtail Member

    Apr 4, 2014
    So how is the market in North East PA? I am just 35 minutes from Scranton and about a half hour from stroudsburg. I am looking into getting my cdl-a, but would prefer not to go over the road. 3rd baby due in august and need out of the IT world badly!
  5. SwizZz

    SwizZz Bobtail Member

    Mar 8, 2014
    High Desert, CA
    I am looking for a company in the Southern California area who hires fresh graduates from Roadmaster Truckers School for either local or regional/dedicated routes (home every week, out 4-5 days a time). I know it's a shot in the dark because I start with Watkins Shepard in Montana orientation on the 28th this month. I might just have to do it, going to miss my daughter. :(
  6. Chino74r

    Chino74r Bobtail Member

    Jan 16, 2012
    Cicero Illinois
    It is a shot of the dark but I took a chance after I got my cdl training thru swift I apply at old dominion and got hire on as a part time dock worker I start next wed.. i can work the dock for a while and then go to their training program according to terminal manager just got get my endorsements ..but for now it's dock work don't mind doing it pays well plus I'm home every night ..
  7. WKSH Recruiter

    WKSH Recruiter Bobtail Member

    Dec 23, 2013
    SwizZz. We have regional positions. You may not start out in one but you can let them know that you are interested and work your way into one.
  8. fastLanemaro

    fastLanemaro Bobtail Member

    May 28, 2014
    Okay I have a serious question for some of you vets I am 19 and I would like to get in the trucking business I already know I have to be 21 but that's not my problem my problem is my license get suspended next week for a whole month "reckless driving". Anyway do you guys still think I can get a job Otr in three years just sold my camaro so definitely about to stay out of trouble
  9. WKSH Recruiter

    WKSH Recruiter Bobtail Member

    Dec 23, 2013
    In 3 years as long as you are responsible you should be fine.
  10. PikesPeak

    PikesPeak Light Load Member

    Anybody know of a company in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area that hires, and trains local?
  11. Shaggy

    Shaggy Road Train Member

    Sep 21, 2006
    TTT: Very good thread
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