CDL A Grad Need advice.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Fju1992, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Fju1992

    Fju1992 Bobtail Member

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    I'm new to the trucking industry and I just got my cdl class A. I'm looking for work and cant find anything local. So I'm thinking of doing regional but what company should I get into I'm in Ocean county NJ if any can help me I would really appreciate it
     
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  3. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    @Chinatown can possibly help you. He will check in at some point. Honestly, local work can be difficult to obtain for someone with no experience. It isn't impossible, but does take some luck. Majority of new CDL holders have to get some experience by going on the road for at least a year. Many local gigs prefer experience, but as a new driver, you'll have to be open to that possibility of going out on the road, and circling back to local once you've gained experience.
     
  4. Fju1992

    Fju1992 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you very much im fine with doing Regional for a year to get the experience I just don't want to get stuck in a crappy company. Im Hearing all these horror stories about all the Mega companies that I was thinking about joining
     
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    Let me tell you, the reality of a lot of those horror stories come from drivers with entitled, bad attitudes. Many of those drivers have a hard time making any company work. Trucking is contingent on what you put into it. That will be the only thing that determines your experience. Regional will do you good living in Jersey.
     
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  7. Chinatown

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    Just because a company is large doesn't mean it's a bad company.
    The worst experience in my cdl driving was with a small mom & pop company.
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    Check this one out that hauls medical supplies.
    This company doesn't actively recruit new cdl school grads, but will look over the application and possibly hire an applicant if the application and interview goes well.
    The company has local/regional/OTR, but take what you can get.
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    BioTrans, LLC
    Little Ferry, New Jersey
    www.biotranslogistics.com
     
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  9. Fju1992

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    So warner tucking is good idea then ?
     
  10. Chinatown

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    Estes Express Lines
    Sometimes cuts some slack on the 1 yr. exp. required if an applicant will start out driving a box truck.
    Apply for box truck job and maybe luck out.
    Click ---> Apply On Company Site
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  11. Chinatown

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    Hold off on that one; plenty more to check out first.
     
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