Does this count as experience?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' 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. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    At this stage in the game, I think if you prove your worth as a capable hand and keep your record clean, 6 months of experience at any Class A CDL position should open you up to a plethora of opportunities.

    A 26 ' FB with a 20' trailer and moffet I would imagine will require a skillset far beyond simply slamming doors and wrecking fuel islands.
     
  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    An LTL company might count that as experience, but the OTR outfits won’t. Even if you had 20 years experience as a peddle hand, they’ll still expect you to go through THEIR training because your experience won’t be worth ####.
     
  5. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    So does that mean I can never go OTR again? I'm crushed.
     
  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    You can, but you’ll have to ride the “werner guy craps himself” express for a few months. :biggrin_25523:
     
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