Good companies that hire recent CDL grads in the Dallas, TX?

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  1. down2marz

    down2marz Bobtail Member

    Jan 25, 2022
    What are the better paying jobs I could be looking forward to in tanker after I haul milk for a while? Is it diesel delivery or some type of hazmat stuff?
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  3. lual

    lual Heavy Load Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    SW Georgia
    The best paying jobs in the trucking world are usually found in:

    1) LTL/linehaul;
    2) HAZMAT tanker;
    3) Heavy haul/multi-axle flatbed/stepdeck duty.

    The HAZMAT tanker world is arguably the most competitive segment of the industry (for drivers)--mainly because most other drivers are simply afraid of it.

    The very best answer to your question is to check out some of the threads on this very subject in the "Tanker Forum" section--LOTS of really good info already there, for you to make an informed decision:

    Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum | Trucking Forum | #1 CDL Truck Driver Message Board (

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  4. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    Yuma, AZ
    Sounds good! I only have OTR experience, by my choice. So, can't speak on other options. I'm one of those weird ones who actually prefer OTR. Understand completely why others don't want OTR. Family person with growing kids, OTR presents problems. My kids are grown enough that it isn't a problem for me. And, frankly I enjoy the traveling.
    Good news is nothing is set in concrete. Go someplace that doesn't fit, you can try someplace else. Alot easier switching driving jobs than almost all other occupations.
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  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Cryogenics trucking pays well over $100G per year.
    Need 12 to 24 mos. tanker experience.
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  6. keebler13579

    keebler13579 Medium Load Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    Check with a recruiter but I know Tyson foods hires recent grads. They do have a reguonal position but not sure if you would be able to get on regional right off the bat. You will be out for 6 weeks with a trainer then you get yoyr own truck if all goes well. I am regional and leave the house Sunday afternoon and return sometime Friday. Park the truck in Sherman TX since i only live 1/2 hr away
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  7. MadScientist

    MadScientist Light Load Member

    Dec 14, 2019
    If you're interested in Tri-Mac, call or otherwise contact them and get a list of the schools they accept.

    If you're interested in XPO, call them or otherwise contact them and get a list of schools they accept.

    The best schools are usually the ones offered by your local community college/vocational schools. They cost less because you go home at night instead of to a hotel or a carrier's dorm that you're being charged luxury hotel prices to stay in (through the inflated cost of the school) and getting fed overpriced garbage that also is added to the cost of their driving school. The big carriers' internal schools are getting paid by the federal government to train you (via student loan guarantees if not also for "creating a new position") while also charging you an arm and a leg and holding that over your head for the next year or two. If you quit and default, they get their money from the government and then the government comes after you for the unpaid student loan. The biggest pitfall to avoid is letting a recruiter talk you into going to their own school away from your own area that is ridiculously overpriced and you come out of school owing them so much that you can't afford to leave them when they start treating you like garbage. And most of them will treat you like garbage because the faster they can run you off, the faster they can get paid to train another sucker.
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  8. Lostmykey

    Lostmykey Medium Load Member

    Oct 6, 2019
    idk, I’m at kllm. We have less drivers than before pandemic but we’re still adding new accts, locations, and expanding/remodeling older yards. We’ve now got a yard in Memphis and I’ve seen our trks pulling non-kllm trls in that region (Amazon to name one). Atlanta got expanded with an updated drivers lounge building.

    If you’re near Laredo, we’ve got a small yard there; the building is new and I always liked going there. Almost wished I could park there for hometime; I lived to close to hq to take trk home, so I moved farther away.

    I like the hometime; I don’t like having to follow the rting for fuel stops, but it could vary with dispatchers. I switched to dedicated and they are more lax. If you like to run, there are better companies. I’m lazy, if they can’t keep me moving… not my problem, I’m still getting the minimum guarantee for doing jack ####.

    edit: sister company, FFE, also has regional and linehaul out of Lancaster.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2022
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  9. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    There's definitely a shortage, but each driver has different needs. Me personally, I'm an OTR guy. I prefer OTR even though I have a family. Not every CDL holder will like local or regional and vice-versa. Doesn't minimize that particular driver ar all. I know this much, you living in the Dallas area opens up a lot doors very early for you in the trucking industry. Nonetheless, good luck to you on your journey!
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  10. Texas_hwy_287

    Texas_hwy_287 Road Train Member

    Sep 25, 2016
    Look up Southeastern they will definitely hire you with no experience.
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  11. snowmantrucking101

    snowmantrucking101 Medium Load Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    They love playing games & their recruiters all suck with rudeness. Will fire a person over nothing. You're just another number to them, not a person. They own FFE so avoid them as well.
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