Companies that offer refresher courses

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  1. pbrideordie

    pbrideordie Bobtail Member

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    I had a question if anyone can help. My husband went to trucking school about 5 years ago and got his license but never did anything with it. He now wants to start a career in trucking, does anyone know any trucking companies on the west coast (pref. los angeles/ las vegas areas) that offer refresher courses? All I ever see are companies that offer CDL training, or CDL licenses but he is specifically looking for a refresher.
     
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    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Which state is his cdl from?
    Another driver in Las Vegas is in the exact situation your husband is in and Western Express
    hired him. Click on blue lettering for more information:
    Western Express, Inc. - The Land Of Opportunity - Find ...
    NO RECENT EXPERIENCE? NO PROBLEM.
    We’ve pioneered the industry’s first “REFRESHER” program for drivers with NO RECENT EXPERIENCE, including drivers who have a CDL but didn’t attend truck driving school. Most trucking companies require you have recent driving experience regardless of how much driving history you have. If you don’t, they make you go back to school, which costs you time and money. But at Western Express, we recognize your past driving experience, or your past CDL A school training, and provide you the on-the-job PAID TRAINING you need to get on the road fast.
    Call now to come back to truck driving earning TOP PAY – Right Away!
     
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    TERMINALS
    With headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee,
    Western Express operates 7 terminals across the U.S.,
    stretching from Maine to California.
     
  4. pbrideordie

    pbrideordie Bobtail Member

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    His CDL is California, but we were thinking about moving to Vegas because we don't think we can afford Cali in the beginning stages of trucking. I will look into Western
    Express, thank you!
     
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    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I moved to Nevada a year ago and no regrets; love it here. Great weather and no personal income or food taxes. Lots of truckers are moving here because of the lower cost of living and plentiful trucking jobs.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Several smaller towns very close to Las Vegas. A couple of drivers moved to Pahrump, from other states.
    Here's a couple websites to check for apartments in the various towns.
    www.apartments.com
    www.apartmentguide.com
     
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    Hello Chinatown, I've been reading this forum and you seem extremely helpful. Do you know any trucking companies that are hiring regional or local in Las Vegas and allow for an automatic restriction on your CDL? Just finished my first year with US Xpress, thinking about relocating either to Las Vegas or somewhere in Texas, and they don't have anything available in Vegas. I don't want to do the traditional OTR anymore and would rather something that gets me home daily or weekly. I have tanker and hazmat, but of course the automatic restriction makes it a bit more challenging.
     
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    @Kageki
    some names of local/regional that hire Las Vegas drivers, but you'll have to ask about automatic transmissions.
    Mountain Valley Express
    Oak Harbor Freight Lines
    Cort Business Services - www.CORTevents.com
    KKW Trucking
    Eton.me - Job Opportunity
    Old Dominion Freight Lines
    Here's a few; I'll see what else I can find.
    Do you have endorsements?
     
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    Yes sir, I have tanker/Hazmat and doubles/triples, although I never pulled either. Just did dry van with US Xpress. And than you so much for those leads, gonna start making some calls!
     
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    Here's some more you can try in Las Vegas:
    Reddaway - Teamsters
    Praxair
    Gate Gourmet
    Pacific Tank Lines
    River City Petroleum
    Clean Harbors
     
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