fresh out of school, want to work for ODFL

Discussion in 'Old Dominion' started by Need4Speed, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Need4Speed

    Need4Speed Light Load Member

    May 8, 2013
    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.
  2. thestreetdream

    thestreetdream Light Load Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    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.
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    If you want to work for ODFL, then that's what you should do. Don't waste a year working somewhere else.
    ODFL hires new cdl grads.
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  4. motocross25

    motocross25 Heavy Load Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    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!
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