Floida,no hope in sight

Discussion in 'Seek Employment' started by Bigarmin88, Jan 26, 2009.

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  1. marktheman

    marktheman Bobtail Member

    Jul 17, 2008
    panama city, florida
    Welcome to Friggin Lower Alabama, (Fla.) Unfortunately, I know where you are comming from; as I live in Panama City, Fl. Based on what you had written...here are a few that you can check into...Paschal Truck Lines, (PTL) is hiring out of Florida and will overlook the fact that you haven't been behind the wheel in a bit. If you are looking to get home daily or weekly, and you are willing to pick up a tanker
    endorsement..Florida Rock and Tank Lines...the money is good, but it's fuel hauling.
    They will retrain you anyway. I was in that same situation ...no one is hiring out of Florida in my area either...and I have been out of the truck for about a year taking care of family. As for myself, I found employment getting into a lease/purchase...yeah, I know I might be getting screwed in the deal; but then again since I've got nothing, I have nothing to loose. Best of luck to ya.
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  3. Sgt. Crusty

    Sgt. Crusty Light Load Member

    May 3, 2009
    Roan Mtn.,Tn
    yeah,I live in Florida Too,But in jacksonville. I was out of Work for 4 months.Finally got on with "Arnold". They seam to be a decent company But, i don't think they'll hire that far south. Also, I believe they require at least 1 year experience. But they do seam to make exceptions to certain matters on a case by case bases. if you still haven't found anything as of this posting, it couldn't hurt to give them a call.Good luck!
  4. PeterbiltCouple

    PeterbiltCouple Light Load Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    I don't know about hiring jobs, but I do know that there are a bunch of loads coming out of there now.
  5. Bigarmin88

    Bigarmin88 Road Train Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    Tampa Bay Fl
    Yeah its real bad down here.Most companies still dont want to hire drivers down here becouse lack of loads.
  6. seawind

    seawind Medium Load Member

    May 8, 2009
    West Tennessee
    I too live in Florida. It has been brutal trying to find a job as a resident of Florida. It has been this way since about October 2008.

    The ONLY possibilities are Florida-based companies. Very few are hiring though. I hate thought of working for LCT (Lester Coggins Transport). They filed for bankruptcy last fall (2008). However, Oakley Transport is apparently hiring, but they don't seem to be in a hurry to actually hire anyone.

    There are a few companies in Jacksonville and the Orlando area advertising on CareerBuilder
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  7. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    hey neighbor!! i live over in "crestucky" driving for arnold. been tough to get home ontime lately here, at least i got a job i guess.
    when i was let go by USA in sept. i had a tough time finding work.
    being on I-10 is the ONLY thing that got me on here
  8. WallyGator

    WallyGator Medium Load Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    try Exxact transport,Walpole,comcar,cemex(cement mixer),florida rock&tank,or soil tech in tampa.good luck walt
  9. M.Enterprises

    M.Enterprises Medium Load Member

    Mar 27, 2009
    Pretty sure I can make it work. Looking for someone ASAP. I sent you a PM bigarm
  10. truckerwannab

    truckerwannab Light Load Member

    May 4, 2009
    Gainesville Florida
    We live in Florida too (north) hubby works for a small company now hauling pinestraw but it will get very slow soon. I am planning to go to school and we would like to go OTR together for weeks at a time. If you don't mind not getting home to Florida much does that make a difference to companies? This sure is a great thread....lots of helpful people!!
  11. DoubleDear

    DoubleDear Light Load Member

    Jan 28, 2009
    Harrisburg PA
    You can find Agriculture work in Florida. Produce is Hot right now at this season . Coming out of Florida, delivering to other states.
    Find some Produce Brokers and they can tell you who's looking for drivers.
    Omakalee has many brokers sitting around there. That area is called Produce Haven.

    Other than that, I've been hearing companies that are hiring for Local work, are hiring " foreigners" which these companies are paying these drivers below min wage, like ,
    4 something an hour. And these drivers are happy with that.
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