Didn’t do Road test at interview ???

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  1. Truckerpito

    Truckerpito Bobtail Member

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    Just had a job interview and everything went great , actually was thinking man I got this job , but at the end I didn’t do a road test , I was told by the two guys that it’s not up to them but that the trans manager gets the final say after all interviews from other people are complete , but they went on to tell me about the drug test process and how training would be with the videos and such , they also said my recruiter should be in contact with me in a day or two with the verdict , I’m so used to doing a road test this has got me sweating lol
     
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  3. NorthEastTrucker

    NorthEastTrucker Medium Load Member

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    If you were an Owner operator I can understand that there is no road test. But if its their trucks...? You have to wonder if they're desperate for a driver that bad considering insurance rates now a days
     
  4. Truckerpito

    Truckerpito Bobtail Member

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    That’s what I was thinking
     
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  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Every company does it their own way. Stop worrying.
     
  6. prostartom

    prostartom Light Load Member

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    Companies are allowed to accept your CDL license as evidence that you are a capable driver in lieu of actually doing a road test, they can also accept a documented road test from another company as well. Best practice is obviously to road test every applicant which is what I imagine the vast majority of companies do.
     
  7. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    When I leased on at my current company, they said they almost wouldn't accept me because I didn't double clutch, and I didn't properly use their 13sp, which I'd never used before. But, I put that onus on the safety turtle, because he's just a prick. Besides, my own truck is a 10sp, so idk why it would matter.
     
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  8. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Road Train Member

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    I got my current and previous job with no road test. job before that was literally once around the yard
     
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  9. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    It is perfectly acceptable to use prior experience in lieu of drive test.
     
  10. Freddy57

    Freddy57 Road Train Member

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    Road tests occur whenever the company desires...I had one once where the manager and I went for a quick drive with a loaded trailer. They had me hook up the load, went for a quick drive and when I pulled back into the yard he had to park between two trailers. When I shut down, he asked me if I liked the truck, I said yeah, it was ok, he handed me the bills and told me to call dispatch when I was empty.
     
  11. Richierich76

    Richierich76 Light Load Member

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    When I got hired at Estes they didn't give me a road test. I thought that was strange but just kept my mouth shut.
     
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