Hello! looking for a path️

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  1. DeadPedalDreams

    DeadPedalDreams Bobtail Member

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    Just got my permit and a few endorsements. Currently deciding the path I want to take before I choose a company/school, to get my CDL license.

    My areas of interest are:
    • Tanker
    • Car Hauling
    • Flatbed
    • Logging


    My goals are to make as much money as possible (work the hardest and longest hours).

    I must choose one of the aforementioned to specialize in, so I'll be across multiple parts of the forum researching and asking questions.

    This forum is excellent and I hope to learn a lot!
     
  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Where is your location?
    Problem with car hauling is the UAW. Never know when those whiners will strike.
     
  3. DeadPedalDreams

    DeadPedalDreams Bobtail Member

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    @Chinatown thanks for your reply. The thing is... I live in NY but... I am willing to travel anywhere and can be anywhere, as needed quickly; for the above opportunities (just a plane flight or drive away).

    I've a question regarding location: am I restricted to what I can do, based on my location? (only NY) Or for example, can I just move as needed?

    Regarding car hauling, thanks for the advice. UAW is a teamsters union right? If so, then it would seem an unstable segment of transport to focus on, as you mentioned with unforeseeable strikes (kind of disappointing as I saw some post by member @Banker who was making a nice living from what I could see: caveat being, he's a solid veteran in his industry and I believe an O/O -maybe he can chime in when free)
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    You can live in New York and work for any company in the USA that has New York in their hiring area.
    Cassens Transport is a car hauler that hires new cdl school graduates.
    Cassens is hiring in Niagara, NY
    • Company-owned tractors & trailers
    • Teamster union benefits
    • Pension and available 401(k)
    • 100% Company paid health insurance
    • Paid training (no experience required)
    • $70,000-$75,000 average salary, $1.27 a loaded mile.
    If you are interested in working for a dynamic industry leader with a proven history of success, we would like to get to know you.
    Car Hauler Requirements:
    • Valid CDL (Class A) or graduate from certified truck driving school
    • Able to work weekends
    • Willing to undergo and pass a background check, physical and drug screen
    • Able to work in the United States
     
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    DeadPedalDreams Bobtail Member

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    Thank you very much for that information! I greatly appreciate it.

    ^^ Yes but what I mean is, if I wanted to do tanker i.e. tanker training program (which my area apparently doesn't have) or get into say, logging... then essentially... I've no opportunities? For example, (I don't know for sure yet) but I don't think many logging or tanker companies (think oil texas areas etc...) have hiring areas in NY?...
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Which town are you in or near in NY?
     
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    DeadPedalDreams Bobtail Member

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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Most companies want you to live within a certain distance from a terminal. This doesn't apply to most reefer outfits or some flatbed outfits, but will for logging or tankers.
    Lots of oil field jobs in PA, but don't know the requirements.
     
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  9. Chinatown

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    Cassens will probably hire you then.
     
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    DeadPedalDreams Bobtail Member

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    Ahh that's disappointing to hear but can't be helped. However, it doesn't mean that I couldn't move to one of those terminal areas, right?

    Also, do you think specialization will help any? Twic card, all endorsements etc... If not, is there anything you would suggest to make myself more marketable across all areas? (that might ease location requirements).
     
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