Back to the road again.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by House Of Pain, Jun 13, 2024.

  1. House Of Pain

    House Of Pain Bobtail Member

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    Hello truckersreport.

    I have been driving Class A since 2003 and got off the road in 2014. I let my CDL basically expire, and just recently got my CDL back by doing a refresher course at a local CDL school.

    I am now on the hunt and looking for a company that will take me in.

    I have driven for companies like Martin Brower, Mclane and Garelick throughout my years.

    I know I have to start from the bottom and I'm ok with that.

    Wondering if anyone knows of any good companies hiring regional out of Newark NJ or the surrounding areas?
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    House Of Pain Bobtail Member

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    Contacted these guys just now. They aren't taking new drivers at the moment, asking for 6 months reference as a driver. I'm trying to stay away from the food services industry for good, those jobs mentioned I worked for basically gave me somewhat of a back issue. Never again no matter how good the pay was/is.
     
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I've done the foodservice stuff and you're right; hard on the back.
     
  6. Chinatown

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    Old Dominion linehaul is good if there are any openings. You qualify for that if you have all the endorsements.
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  8. Jamie01

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    Does it have to be regional, because there are all kinds of local jobs around here. Intermodal, port/drayage, LTL, among others.
     
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    House Of Pain Bobtail Member

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    Doesn't have to be.

    I am in the midst of getting all my endorsements now since I had to start all over.

    Right now I'm studying for tankers, doubles and triples while doing that I will be going to get finger printed to also get my hazmat and twic.

    I'm sitting on a plain CDL A at the moment.

    I should have at least Tankers and D&T by 2 weeks.

    Not sure how long finger prints take now, as I recalled I got them back in a month.
     
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  10. Jamie01

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    If you are getting the HazMat endorsement for the first time, even if you already have a CDL, you need to complete the hazmat ELDT before taking the exam.
     
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