Got my permit (CLP). Now what?

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by ScottThatTrucker, May 20, 2021.

  1. ScottThatTrucker

    ScottThatTrucker Bobtail Member

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    I just got my Class A CLP today. Combination, Air Brakes, Doubles/Triples, and Tanker.

    I'm in Portland, OR. Hoping for some solid advice on my best next move into the industry. Are there any good companies I should go with such as Knight Transportation... or would finding an O/O looking to grow and willing to train be a good option? Thanks.

    P.S. Not wanting to go to driving school... nothing wrong with it.. just would rather not.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    O/O's can't afford the insurance to train someone with no CDL.
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    FedEx Freight in Portland hires drivers with a CDL-A Permit.
    • Must possess a class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or a commercial learning permit (CLP) prior to entering job classification
    • Click ----> Apply On Company Site
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  5. ScottThatTrucker

    ScottThatTrucker Bobtail Member

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    Thank you @Chinatown it is seeming that signing onto a carrier for training is probably the best option. I'll contact each of these companies and see who will provide the best deal.

    I appreciate the info.
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Keep us posted; we like to see a new driver succeed and make decent money.
    There's a 'short application' on those websites; submit those, then follow up with a phone call.
     
  7. Iampa

    Iampa Light Load Member

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    I want to know if Swift calls you. For the life of me I can not figure out why they never reached out or returned calls. Didn't answer email or driver pulse text message. Just really curious
     
  8. ScottThatTrucker

    ScottThatTrucker Bobtail Member

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    I'm not applying for swift. I applied for YRC last week. Still waiting for any kind of response.
     
  9. snowmantrucking101

    snowmantrucking101 Medium Load Member

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    Because they are under Knight's full control now. Therefore you're dealing with king slacker's & we simply don't give a crap about you.
     
  10. snowmantrucking101

    snowmantrucking101 Medium Load Member

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    You want a reply? Call them, don't wait on their recruiters.
     
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