I have a class A cdl that i obtained in july of 2008 working for halliburton, and following that i drove for them for about 3 months. After this i drove for an independent contractor who had a contract with home depot, and i was pulling a 40 foot flatbed trailer delivering appliances and construction materials. After my boss lost his contract, i worked for a farmer hauling grain for the summer and ended up working for him through harvest, where i was pulling well over 100,000 pounds easily driving multiple different trucks in some pretty rugged terrain up in montana.
Despite having 1 year experience, most of the companies i have been calling say i need otr experience so they dont want me. Right now i'm in denver, co, and i'm sure there has to be somebody that will hire me but i want to know what kind of training i would have to go through, if any, and what kind of fees they might try to slap me with or anything else i need to know about. Most of the local jobs have dozens or maybe hundreds of people applying, and i'm definitely one of them so i need to think about going otr instead. If anybody could help me out and let me know what i should do or expect i would appreciate it.