forced hazmat endorsement!?!

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  1. GITRDUN45

    GITRDUN45 Heavy Load Member

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    yea i seen that way after i posted, thanks for pointing that out .....Pay attention to what date and time and level at which i wrote my response.
     
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  3. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    Lease ops need that hazmat endorsement... its a revenue opportunity.
     
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  4. Dreaman

    Dreaman Medium Load Member

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    When I started driving my only options were Mega Carriers outa school. None of them would look at you without hazmat. I aquired that endorsement as well as tanker. It worked out in the long run. Went to Werner. In the first 5 months there was placed on dedicated account that needed those endorsements. Spent the next 4 1/2 years with them. I no longer work there. I now work a local union gig.

    I guess my point is this. It makes you more of an asset to the company. Do I see this correct they pay more to driver for hazmat load? Think of it this way. A hazmat load could keep you moving and dollars in your pocket. Then again you could just sit around like the other drivers waiting for a load or chasing down the elusive empty trailer. If it is going to be enforced with new hires you might see them getting loads and miles better than what you recieve. If this is not what you want to pursue, then firm up those 4 leads you have and start working them. They may not fire you, but I would bet your miles will go to nothing.
     
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  5. acido22

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    But is expensive ,my is going to cost me around $ 350.00 and they don't wanna pay for that, most companies will pay for your hazmat ,I am going to wait until they asked again.
     
  6. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    $350?? How do you figure that??
     
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  7. toostroked

    toostroked Light Load Member

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    Just think of all the cheap junk you could buy at the company store, with 350 Prime bucks.
     
  8. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    @acido22... IIRC, the federal background check and fingerprinting is $85. You'll have to take the hazmat test when you transfer your CDL back to your home state... so which state do you live in that's going to charge you another $265 for that? I'd like to know so I avoid any thoughts about moving there!
     
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  9. JimmyBones

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    Most of the stuff there is pretty high quality, but still marked up.
     
  10. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    Some of it is, but in retail you must have markup to cover the costs. OTOH, some things Prime has done a good job at getting a deal on. The lock set you must have to leave the yard on your first dispatch is sold to you at a very high discount over the online price from the manufacturer.
     
  11. acido22

    acido22 Light Load Member

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    In florida is expensive,few months ago i ask the clerk at motor vehicles in florida she told me i would have to pay for all my endorse and licence+plus all the fees of the hazmat endorse i believe was 135,
     
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