Going to Boyd Brothers

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  1. Superquack

    Superquack Medium Load Member

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    What's the training like for Boyd?
     
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  3. duckybubbles

    duckybubbles Light Load Member

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    My fiance works for boyd. Overall he is pretty satisfied. But here is what I can tell you from what he has said and general things. He was in Cincinnati for his orientation which was a week. Then he did four weeks over the road with two trainers. He only had two trainers because unlike some companies, they have you alternate weekends home with whoever is training. But the load they were on for his weekend had to be delivered monday morning, and brought them right through our area so they went ahead allowed him to choose if he would go on with that trainer, or come home and finish his time with someone else. He opted to come home. After his four weeks with the trainers they did a week in Birmingham and then got assigned their trucks. Now to mention his one major gripe. The trucks are governed at 61mph. He hates that since you can't go the speed limit on the highways. But his home time has been really good. Thus far he's only been "stuck out" once which was this past weekend. If you have any other questions, just post them and I can have him get on here and answer on this account when he is home next time. I'm sure that he would be happy to give feedback :) He likes to talk about stuff like this.
     
  4. hytekrednek

    hytekrednek Light Load Member

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    Sorry u had to wait so long. Training for students is a total if six weeks. First week in bham or Cincinnati for orientation. Four weeks on the trk. N final week in Birmingham for test out n Securement training. All of which is easy.
     
  5. cruisecontrol

    cruisecontrol Medium Load Member

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    I applied for re-hire last night to Boyd, recruiter called today and wanted me to start orientation this Monday coming up..lol...I guess I'll be there on the 18th of this month..
     
  6. hytekrednek

    hytekrednek Light Load Member

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    Good to have u back cruise. Orientation has changed though with all this csa stuff. Lemme know what trk u end up in. B nice to put a face with some of these names on here. Lol.
     
  7. hytekrednek

    hytekrednek Light Load Member

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    Just wanted to drop a line n see how ur other half is doin. Hope he still enjoying it.
     
  8. cruisecontrol

    cruisecontrol Medium Load Member

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    Hey, how has orientation changed? Phyliss told me it was still five days tho. I know Boyd started doing an agility test after I was hired the first time. Does David? still do the class? I'll let ya know what my new truck is. I used to drive 7083 from 10-2007 to 02-2010
     
  9. hytekrednek

    hytekrednek Light Load Member

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    Well for starters, all the csa stuff. Plus u gotta take an Alabama coil test. Also no more two hour lunches at Chinese place. Now they bring in sandwiches from porkys. Plus a few other minor things. Yes David is still there.
     
    cruisecontrol Thanks this.
  10. M2k

    M2k Light Load Member

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    Hello
    I have a pre hire from Boyd and they are one of my top choices to start my trucking career,i take my cdl test thursday and want to start trucking as soon as possible.

    I have a few questions if anyone can help me.

    Ive been trained in 10 speeds do boyd trucks use 10 speeds?

    What is boyds primary area of travel?

    What do they mainly haul?

    Do they have local opportunities?(After im there 6mths to a year)
     
  11. cruisecontrol

    cruisecontrol Medium Load Member

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    ah, coil certificate, I got one the last time I was with Boyd, but they might make me take it again...ill have to look to see if it is a lifetime certificate or if it expires.
     
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