Companies near Albany, NY for a new Driver?

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  1. Subseven

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    Hello all. My old man was a trucker and now I will be too. A month or so ago I took the plunge and went to the CDL School in Menands, NY. I just got my CDL A yesterday and graduated today. I'm looking to drive and not be loading/unloading due to a disability that I have.

    I have been putting in apps here locally the last couple days. I really don't want to go over the road because (how should I put it) I'm married to being married. I'd love to find a good company to do some linehaul with. I don't want to do regional unless I can be home more than 2 days.

    Any advice or info on good companies or ones to stay away from near me would really be much appreciated.

    PS. Can I change my handle here?
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Can you do tanker work? Climb on top of a tanker trailer, hook up hoses, ?
     
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    RIST TRANSPORT LTD. A Division of WADHAMS ENTERPRISES, INC.Is looking for a LINE HAUL Driver to operate a tractor-trailer in the transportation of general freight in van trailers between our Terminals for next day delivery.
    HAZ MAT ENDORSEMENT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.
    Driver will work evenings--- Sunday thru Thursday.
    NEW MONTHLY BONUS PAY FOR ALL DRIVERS AND NEW PAY PLAN!!!
     
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  5. Subseven

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    Thanks.

    Not sure. I'd have to try it to see. I've seen the ARG trucks but didn't pay too much attention to their trailers because they run NYC a lot. I'm not into that.

    I called RIST on that job today actually. I'm applying. Just looking for other options as I'd rather stay out of the city of possible.
     
  6. Chinatown

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    How about teams running west coast every week?
     
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    Then I’d never be home. Right? How does that work?
     
  8. x1Heavy

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    I was going to say Sysco, Grand Union. But if you have a pair of bawls you might want to explore turnpike Doubles, with Albany as a central point. Twin 48's with a tractor that can run with anyone towing them.
     
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    I have bawls...but I gotta get my feet wet. Cisco have drop and hook or no touch?
     
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    That I don't know. Maybe. Stores need bodies in dock work. I spent 4 hours in Walmart Searcy DC one night as a temp. Handled 12 trailers empty reloaded 8 for stores. I don't know where the other 4 trailers of stuff went. But I do know I am not lumping again. Ive had a lifetime of lumping. You only get one spine.

    Good companies drop and hook. No live unload. I don't know Albany's economic base anymore because any more talk is just that talk. I need to cut down on that.
     
  11. Hulld

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    What about price chopper?
    They have a big warehouse right in Schenectady.
     
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