Getting Back into Trucking After 2-year Absence

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by GolfPro, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. GolfPro

    GolfPro Light Load Member

    91
    115
    Dec 7, 2015
    Ridgeland, SC
    0
    After getting canned by CTL in March 2016 (see my thread from then in Tanker, Bulk and Dump Truck Forum), I am thinking of getting back into it. I have my hazmat/tanker endorsement and TWIC card and a current DOT physical card. Are there any companies willing to take me on? Should I do a driver refresher course (not sure I can afford to do this)? Any other suggestions? I'm near Savannah.
     
    4mer trucker Thanks this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. ExOTR

    ExOTR Windshield Chipper Extraordinaire

    1,707
    1,886
    Jan 23, 2013
    Fort Worth, Tx
    0
    How many years of experience do you have?
     
  4. 4mer trucker

    4mer trucker Road Train Member

    5,290
    201,837
    Nov 18, 2015
    0
    Have U been at Southbridge since then?
     
  5. GolfPro

    GolfPro Light Load Member

    91
    115
    Dec 7, 2015
    Ridgeland, SC
    0
    I worked for CTL for two months. That's it.
     
  6. GolfPro

    GolfPro Light Load Member

    91
    115
    Dec 7, 2015
    Ridgeland, SC
    0
    Yes, I still work there part time, mainly for the golf privileges.
     
    4mer trucker Thanks this.
  7. 4mer trucker

    4mer trucker Road Train Member

    5,290
    201,837
    Nov 18, 2015
    0
    I'll shot U a PM next week, driving down to the Island on Sunday or Monday

    Maybe we could meet up and get a Round in if Ur available
     
    GolfPro Thanks this.
  8. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

    2,192
    2,820
    Sep 2, 2011
    Winfred, SD
    0
    With only 2 months experience, 2 years ago, you will probably be concidered new. Id expect to go with a trainer the standard 4-6 weeks depending on where you go. Most companies arent going to see your experience as worth too much. Just enough to get your footin the door to be trained again. Just start applying to companies like you did last time. Someone will give you a shot.
     
    GolfPro, CJ701 and Chinatown Thank this.
  9. CaptainDaveG

    CaptainDaveG Road Train Member

    1,478
    2,352
    Jul 31, 2014
    Fremont Wi
    0
    So you have a total of 2 months. Sweet Jesus. Your so new. What kind of work are you looking for? Best if @Chinatown helps you as you need it.


    Be Safe Out There


    Captain Dave
     
    Chinatown Thanks this.
  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    56,078
    104,771
    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    0
    Contact Abilene Motor Express; this company will probably hire you.
    Try Abilene first and if that doesn't work out, let us know; there are other options.
    I remember you when you first started, before cdl school.
    Good to see you're still interested.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
    GolfPro Thanks this.
  11. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    56,078
    104,771
    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    0
    Southeastern Freight Lines - driver trainee
    Click here for more information > Apply On Company Site
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Job Description
    Participates in the Driver Training Program while performing the duties of a Freight Handler on a regular basis. To complete the program, Trainee must complete 80 hours behind the wheel of a Company truck and 25 hours of yard training, while being observed/trained. Yard training includes training on pre-trip inspections, proper use of controls, hooking/unhooking, and backing. Current Company Freight Handler associates are selected for the training program based on exceptional job performance and a desire to become a Driver.
    Qualifications
    A High School Diploma or GED is required Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with HAZMAT, Tanker, and Twin Trailer endorsements.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2018
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted