(Florida)Thinking about getting a CDL can I get a local home everyday route?

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  1. Spiraldown

    Spiraldown Bobtail Member

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    Hello thinking about getting a CDL here in Florida. I am not looking to do out of state driving. Are their options for a 9 to 5 work week local home everyday, and are their companys to pay for my schooling, I heard that truckers are in high demand right now. Thanks for any advice.
     
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  3. diamondd817

    diamondd817 Light Load Member

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    I have a buddy that lives in the Miami area. He drives a food service trailer. I think it is US foods (not sure). He delivers from Miami down to the Keys everyday. Daycab, 48' reefer, home every day. Long hours (more like 5-5). Makes about 95k.

    Edit: I just checked, he drives for Premier Produce out of Ft Lauderdale.


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  4. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    Not many 9 to 5 trucking jobs out there. Most drivers work long hours.
     
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  5. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    If you want 9-5 don't do trucking. That said. There are local gigs.

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  6. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Medium Load Member

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    So you want a local job right out of the gate as a noobie in the worst market there is for a driver, Florida.

    Good luck..
     
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    Kenworth6969 Medium Load Member

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    How many local jobs take cdl drivers with zero experience in florida?
     
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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Where are you in Florida?
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    The state will pay for cdl school, free to you.
    Florida WIOA Program is for people that are unemployed or under-employed.
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    As others posted, food service trucking pays the best and can be home every day.
     
  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Several do and it depends on where a person lives though.
     
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  10. diamondd817

    diamondd817 Light Load Member

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    My post above about my buddy in Miami did just this. This is his first truck driving job.
     
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  11. VinceBlack

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    Suncoast beverage and JJ Taylor in SWFL will and they’ll pay for you to get your CDL. Both are delivering beer, but I believe JJ Taylor also hires and trains for Class A.
     
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