Getting CDL soon in Buffalo, NY looking for job advice

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    I’m an older driver, 48, starting my last career. I’ve been a mechanic most of my life and sick of doing it, I’m almost done with CDL school an am looking for advice on my first trucking job. A couple places my instructor mentioned are Franks Vacuum Service (they don’t service vacuums, lol), Leonard’s, Saia, Estes, JB Hunt (says they need 3 months experience?), Amazon, Midwest Transport, XPO. Work life balance is more important than money, I am going to take a big pay cut anywhere I go for the first year or so anyway.

    so I’m wondering if anyone has local experience in any of these companies, or know some I didn’t mention. At my current job I talked to an XPO driver and he said I would likely be doing line haul there as a new driver, and he was explaining it to me like I would hate it, driving at night, driving from terminal to terminal, and I’m thinking, that sounds great! I’m not looking for OTR. Something where I’m home several times a week, or every week. A place I can learn the business and determine if I want to buy my own truck or not after a year or 2.
     
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    Line Haul is a coveted job; don't let anyone talk you out of it.
    Those companies with Line Haul also have City P&D which is Pick up & Delivery in the city which means you spend your working career fighting city traffic.
     
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    Make sure you have all the endorsements.
    Line haul jobs require you have doubles/triples, tanker and hazmat endorsements.
     
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    Midwest Transport Inc.
    https://www.mwtransport.com

    Midwest Transport, Inc. is a national shipping company with terminals in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina. We are one of the largest transportation contractors for the United States Postal Service and offer pickup and delivery solutions for all 48 contiguous states.
     
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    Yellow
    Tonawanda, NY
    • Class A CDL or willingness to obtain a license
    • Need endorsements: doubles/triples, tanker, hazmat.
    Local and linehaul driver positions available!
    As a Yellow linehaul driver, you’ll enjoy great home time and 100% no-touch freight. Yellow is a terminal-to-terminal operation, so you’ll never drop off at a customer site, and for non-sleeper teams, you’ll sleep in a company-paid hotel for overnights.
    We offer 100% paid health benefits for you and your family.
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    Xpo would be a short linehaul run followed by 6-8 hours of dock work then a short drive back to your terminal. Your best bet would be p&d if you want to have a 9-5 mon-fri schedule.
     
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    Wolverine Trucking careers in Buffalo, NY | Indeed.com
    • Commercial driver's license (Class A) is mandatory
    • Recent graduate of driving school or up to one-year truck driving experience under CDL A license

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    Position 1: RAIL – Sand Hauling (Tanker) - Buffalo
    Current schedules: (Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday)
    6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    6 p.m. – 6 a.m.
     
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