Does an Amazon driver count as "commercial driving experience"?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Zan1995, May 25, 2022.

  1. Zan1995

    Zan1995 Bobtail Member

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    I kinda find it vague how CDL jobs require "one year of commercial driving experience", does it mean any job involving driving a commercial vehicle for commercial purposes or vehicles that require a CDL?
     
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  3. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    CDL = Commercial Drivers License. So no. An Amazon Van doesn't count. But an Amazon Semi truck does.
     
  4. Chinatown

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    Some companies accept/recognize it and will put you through a refresher course to familiarize you with the company protocols and procedures. Some will assist you in upgrading from Class-B to Class-A.
     
  5. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    It is commercial driving experience, but not CDL experience. As was said before.
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Which town do you live in?
     
  7. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Road Train Member

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    I was a commercial bus driver for 20 years, with a Class B CDL, and that didn’t mean a thing to any trucking company I talked to after I upgraded to a Class A. I was still a rookie.
     
  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Lily Transportation hires CDL-B drivers.
    This company also has CDL-A drivers.
    Good money to be made.
    Lots of work in MA.
    Call Tammie Dean for hiring.
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    Last edited: May 25, 2022
  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    This company hires with no experience, even though the website has "1 yr. experience."
    Diesel Direct
    CDL-B license.
    Stoughton, MA 02072
    $75,000 - $100,000 a year
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  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    The problem is some people use CDL and CMV interchangeably. This is in error. Several months ago I spoke to someone wanting drivers that did this on their website. I called them and they changed it. Then there is the type of CMV you are driving. If you see a large trucking company stating required experience you can take that to mean experience in the type of vehicles they operate.
     
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  11. Allow Me.

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    A parcel delivery van like UPS ain't the same thing asa class 8
     
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