Brother just acquired CDL in Albuquerque NM.

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  1. swaggerjacker

    swaggerjacker Medium Load Member

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    @Chinatown , if you will, sir, what are his options as far as carriers in this area? OTR, local and regional.
    Thanks for your time.
    Others please chime in if you have something to add. Thanks!
     
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    there is ODFL Saia, swift, xpo, estes, rac, fedex ups, central, r/l iim sure there are more but those are the ones off the top of my head.
     
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    Thanks much! We will look into it.
     
  4. Chinatown

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    LaBatt Foodservice
    Candidates are welcome to fill out an application online or in-house. For an in-house application, please visit us at Albuquerque Labatt Office located at 221 Airport Dr. NW, Albuquerque, NM
    Freymiller - www.drive4freymiller.com - click on "Restore Program" for new cdl grads.
    National Carriers - refrigerated
    Lily Transportation - sometimes hires new grads.
    Quest Global - www.drive4quest.com - sometimes waives the 3 mos. exp. requirement.
    Danny Herman Trucking - coast to coast dry van.
    Navajo Express - coast to coast refrigerated.
    Butler Transport - coast to coast refrigerated.
    Southern Refrigerated Transport -(www.southernref.com) coast to coast refrigerated.
    Contract Freighters Inc. - www.cfidrive.com - coast to coast dry van. (hair follicle drug test)
    FFE (Frozen Food Express) - coast to coast refrigerated.
    Dynamic Transit - coast to coast refrigerated.
    Melton Truck Lines - coast to coast flatbed.
    Paul Transportation - coast to coast flatbed.
    A&A Express - Brandon,SD - coast to coast refrigerated/no northeast.
     
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    Saw this a long time ago. I thought I'd thanked you. I'm very sorry for my oversight man. Thanks very very much. Again, my apologies.
     
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    What is his final decision?
     
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    He actually decided to go with Swift. They have a terminal here in Albuquerque. He wanted a regional gig. He's not very computer literate, so I worry about him using a Qualcom. They may be more patient with him. I initially started looking for jobs for him, however, he didn't show any enthusiasm. I wasn't going to do it all myself. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again.

    He starts orientation this morning.
     
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    I've actually been looking for myself as well. Almost went with Mesilla Valley. However, I read a lot about them here. And they wanted to give me a dedicated route running along I70 in Colorado. Not going to do that with my 7 months experience. I think its a gig no one wants. Not when there are other options.
     
  9. Chinatown

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    I doubt he'll like Swift. They merged with Knight and now under Knight management. Real penny pinchers and also do hair follicle drug test.
    You live in Colorado?
    Abilene Motor Express hires from most places; dry van and a few reefer trailers. Trucks run 72 mph. Think they have refrigerators and some other driver comfort items.

    A&A Express out of Brandon,SD does lots of Southwest runs and no Northeast runs. Trucks have APU.
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  10. The Crossword Trucker

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    As I am sure you know, Abq is a tough town for freight. I ended up going with Navajo and that worked out pretty well for me. I have a buddy doing a dedicated between Denver and phoenix that gets him home a few times a week. I think they are trying to get guys to run team on that route now for 1400 bucks a week each but I was making almost that much solo on a good week.
    Did you guys go to Rocky Mountain? When I was there it like comedian school with all the joking around.
    You might also check out First Fleet. No idea what the pay is like but home every night I think.
     
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