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

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by down2marz, Apr 16, 2022.

  1. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    A couple thoughts...
    One is to just drive by warehouses/cold storage. Many have signs out they're hiring. Especially in the middle between Dallas and Ft. Worth. Just a thought...
    Then.... Think you'll need experience. But gravy job. Home everyday. Start very early in the morning at about 2(?). Easily make six figures. Paid by the hour. It's hauling fuel for Pilot. It's easy fuel because you're always hauling the same thing. Not changing. Many Pilot's take 7 to 8 loads a day. I had talked with a supervisor doing this in Houston. He made it sound good.
     
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  3. down2marz

    down2marz Bobtail Member

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    I'd like that. Fuel delivery looks cool. Currently I work overnight security across from a station and I see the guys pull up usually around 3am to drop off fuel. Seems pretty chill.
     
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  4. down2marz

    down2marz Bobtail Member

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    I'll definitely do this. Scrolling on Indeed I see a ton of jobs that I'm interested in. Now all I have to do is go to school and get my endorsements then apply. Thanks again Chinatown, you're awesome.
     
  5. lual

    lual Heavy Load Member

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    Current hazmat tanker driver here....I haul fuel in south Ga & also into north FL.

    In all honesty, I can't truly recommend hauling fuel for someone right out of CDL school.

    Yes, I know there are people out there who do it.

    But you really need some good experience elsewhere, first.

    Think of it this way--the military doesn't start pilots out flying the newest fighter jets--or the latest attack helicopters.

    Instead--they start them out with something more modest, and then work their way up, as they develop their experience/skill levels.

    That's one reason why I earlier recommended the opportunity with Western Dairy Transport.

    Start out your driving career pulling boxes--or "food grade" tanker (milk, liquid sugar, etc).

    After you get a couple of years under your belt (like I did), then you can move on into the riskier jobs, like hauling fuel.

    Later on--you'll be glad you did. :cool:;):)

    --Lual
     
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  6. down2marz

    down2marz Bobtail Member

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    Respect. I understand you. Wouldn't put a rookie in charge of moving missiles either. I'm gonna look into getting into OD and the other linehaul companies first, I like that idea. Need to complete school and attain the endorsements first though. Thank you for all of your help.
     
  7. down2marz

    down2marz Bobtail Member

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    I see that starting linehaul pay is .50. Do those guys get decent runs and hometime? (If you happen to know).
     
  8. ExOTR

    ExOTR Windshield Chipper Extraordinaire

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    Just wanted to ask @down2marz if you have already completed school? I paid for mine years ago, but I know that Raider Express offers a free school (without contract!!!!) in central Fort Worth. Don’t know much about them aside from their trucks are slow, but they claim they offer the school for free because most people need up working for them afterwards.
     
  9. Lostmykey

    Lostmykey Medium Load Member

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    idk much; @Jenn72 is ffe. As far as I’m aware our hometime policies are similar: 2 days off per 7 out, caps at 14, but she’s mentioned keeping same trk for up to 2 weeks off whereas kllm asks to clean out if taking more than 7. Regional offerings might have different hometime.

    As far as getting good runs, I’m pretty sure she stated somewhere that a newer driver might need to volunteer to help out local and regional; being the first line haul driver to arrive at a yard doesn’t mean you’ll be the next one to get a load out. I’d use the forum search for FFE, there should be some prior posts on them.
     
  10. Jenn72

    Jenn72 Medium Load Member

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    Hi, sorry was off forum for awhile. I am off of Linehaul now but did run for years. Working local for FFE now as a trainer.

    With FFE you do get decent home time. You can request when you want home time. They want you out for atleast 3 weeks though. When I started I would run 6 weeks and take 6 days off. Then I wanted to pay cash for a house. So, I started staying out for 12-16 weeks and off 6 days.

    They definitely have the miles to run you. The best routes and miles go to the drivers that show they want to work. Like @Lostmykey said, first 6 months is proving yourself. I would run linehaul and while at a terminal waiting for my next load I would ask the terminal I was at if they needed any help running local or regional. (They always do) It looks good for you and it helps out the company.
     
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  11. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    You'll see Modern is hiring out of Irving, stay away from them if you care about legal equipment. The "drivers" they hire don't report things wrong, run with flat tires, blowouts, lights inoperable, and blown wheel seals. Management does nothing to fix these problem behaviors.
     
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