Does this count as experience?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by SirHucky, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. SirHucky

    SirHucky Bobtail Member

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    Hi everyone, I have a question about a job I just took. I have a class A with all my endorsements but no experience. A small local company gave me the opportunity to drive for them. But im wondering if what I'm doing counts as experience to get a better job after a year or 2 here.

    The position requires a class A and it's a 26 foot flatbed truck with a 20 foot trailer hauling a forklift. I was wondering if this will count as verifiable class a experience to other local companies? Or does it specifically have to be a tractor trailer? Thank you
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Some companies count it as experience and will want you to go with a trainer for a few trips to learn with the larger trucks. Some companies hire drivers with a CDL-A that have never driven at all. Maybe have graduated from cdl school 10 years ago, then decided to do something else. Companies still hire them and put them through a refresher with an experienced driver for a few long trips.
     
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    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    It may count as minimal experience. Just so you know, a lot of "experience" trucking co's want has nothing to do with actual driving. It has to do with dealing with shippers/consignees police agencies, how to properly load a trailer, how to weigh a trailer, how to trip plan, how to properly do a log, how to fuel, do paperwork, etc etc.
     
  5. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Most innsurance companies look for two years experience in 'like' equipment and frown on anything else
     
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