Getting Started Advice Please

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Looking2Truck, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. Looking2Truck

    Looking2Truck Bobtail Member

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    thank you heavy
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Your criminal record is nothing to worry about.
    The DUI is old, so only a few companies will find that an issue,
    On job applications the DUI question can be misread easily.\
    For example...
    Have you EVER had a DUI? the answer is `yes`.
    Have you had a DUI within the last 5 yrs? The anwer is `no.`
    During an interview be prepared to answer yes, if you're asked about any DUI in a lifetime.
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    You may have a chance with Prime. Apply online and find out. Don't call; apply online.
    Driver Training Program - Prime, Inc.
    Before heading to orientation for the Prime Training Program, you will need to obtain your Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). Our training program will help you earn your Class A CDL, but first, you will need to obtain your permit on your own in your home state.
    Driver Training Program - Prime, Inc.
     
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  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Apply here also: Submit the online app. and someone at Swift will contact you.
    Swift Refrigerated – Sign On for the Trucking Career …
    swift refrigerated takes you where you want to go. More Hometime. ... Large Retail Customer Base. Academy Opportunities – Earn your CDL in as little as 3 weeks! Full Benefits and 401k. Earn more per mile as Reefer OTR Driver (compared to Dry Van) TOP OF THE LINE EQUIPMENT. Swift Transportation
    Swift Refrigerated – Sign On for the Trucking Career of a Lifetime with Swift Refrigerated
     
  6. Chinatown

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    Prime, I think gives urine drug test during orientation.
    Swift gives hair follicle drug test during orientation.
     
  7. Looking2Truck

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    Thank you Chinatown. I appreciate your help.
     
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  8. Buddy Thunderstruck

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    Prime drug tests most people before orientation in your home state if youre going to SLC terminal. Yes urine only. Exceptions would be if you're rushed through they will test you on site when you get there.
     
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  9. TravR1

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    Dont worry too much about training as a team. You will find that 90% of the time you wont need him and you will want a break from him. If you need him you just holler and wake him up. Thats what I did. It has been a mild winter to boot.

    Chances are youll get some jerk anyway that comments every little thing you do, end up driving you insane, and then you get another assault charge because some yahoo never trains you to back then yells at you when you mess it up.
     
  10. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    Get your cdl yourself. Financial aid, get a loan, etc, whatever you need to pay for the schooling yourself. Dont become what amounts to an indentured servant to some big co.
     
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  11. Flat Earth Trucker

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    At all costs, avoid signing any non compete contract.
     
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