Am I being silly and unrealistic wanting to drive for Old Dominion right out of truck driving school? Should I just put my year in working for another company and then come to ODFL? Thanks for everyone's help.
Only one way to find out, call the TM and ask. You’re going to kick yourself if you waste a year somewhere else when you could of been hired at OD. I’m in the upper Midwest and we’ve put on 10 linehaul guys in the last 6 months.
Absolutely not unrealistic. OD for whatever reason, has it figured out. Few years back when I was with Estes the rumor from the West Middlesex PA guys that would come to St. Louis said Old Dominion ran an ad somewhere in Pennsylvania I think, maybe it was Indy, advertising how fast they were growing and current drivers in LTL could come over and get benefits , vacation, and I want to say even keep their pay from their old employer from day one. That, as you probably can guess, is an unheard of deal. Even if some of that is embellishment from the grapevine, Estes lost a TON of drivers to that. Some managers too. Heck OD has 2 terminals just in St. Louis. It’s a good company to set your sights on for sure, and one you probably won’t be leaving. Best of luck!