company's that hire new driver needing cdl

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by harley25, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Hicks

    Hicks Bobtail Member

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    Im going with knight Refrigerated. Seems like a good choice so far.
     
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  3. chompi

    chompi Road Train Member

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    Keep doing your homework there are many very good smaller companies out there and your chances of success are significantly higher with the small ones! Problem is that these mega-carriers make it too easy for the new guys to get hired on. The companies worth driving for are a lot harder to get hired on with. Hell its tough just finding them! They don't advertise like the big guys, course they don't have too. Their drivers are all happy driving for them so the turnover rate is nill.

    Knight isn't a bad company but they are large. Go for the refrigerated division if at all possible. Your options for loads will be twice that of the dry van division. One thing to keep in mind about Knight is that they work on a seniority type deal in which the good loads and miles go to their senior drivers who have proven track records. As a new driver and new employee you will be doing grunt work for quite some time.

    Be prepared for the wellness exam! I have never, ever seen so many doctors in one day in my life! I think I may have been violated a little...
     
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  4. Hicks

    Hicks Bobtail Member

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    I agree with you Chompi about a smaller company being better. This is my first driving job and a main reason i am going with knight refrigerated is for the squire program. I am new to the industry and am working on my cdl but cant afford cash up front for school. Knight has a program that gets your cdl and pay back little at a time. But I definitely agree and definitely will look for smaller once i get some miles under my belts. Thanks
     
  5. ramitt360

    ramitt360 Bobtail Member

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    Im in central fl, crst has a place right in kissimmee i think. P.a.m. will hire as well as Prime inc. Im heading to prime very soon. Good luck
     
  6. mr.speaker

    mr.speaker Light Load Member

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    With Davis you need 2 years OTR. I called them as well within the week . Just a FYI
     
  7. MikeAkaSyndrome

    MikeAkaSyndrome Light Load Member

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    Actually, most megas wont touch you in FL. Just went through this 6 months ago. The ones i found for someone wanting company paid training were Swift, Central Ref and CRST. Drivers out of fl going to Stevens, they require you already have your CDL, but will take students. Of course, things also may have changed since the summer..who knows
     
  8. harley25

    harley25 Bobtail Member

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    thanks for all the info
     
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