hoping to clear up contradicting info

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by tiburo13, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    Being in Middletown will be a pretty good asset. That whole area is full of trucking companies and warehouses. Go knock on some doors, even if the company says they don't train, you might get lucky. I was leased to a regional company in Mechanicsburg that would take on trainees occasionally. They were across the street from Purina on Brackbill. You'll hear no quite often, but you might get a yes if you're presentable. Of course, those tickets are going to hurt you big time. You'll find a local/regional gig in the Harrisburg area if you're persistent enough.
     
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  3. BigJim1937

    BigJim1937 Medium Load Member

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    only place I know of where you can get help with a CDL is the oilfield, start out as a roughneck, get your CDL learners the drivers will help you with the necessary learning and the company will let you use one of the trucks for your test.
     
  4. Geo_

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    I know for a fact down at Careerlink office, Marcellus Shale has recruiting posters up all over the place, you'd have to go to school, i know money is tight, but all of the posters advertise tuition reimbursement starting day one. It's Western PA, but apparently the money is good, paid by the hour ,10 hour shifts,hauling water and other materials needed for the project,good benefits package, might be worth checking into. Oh and Marcellus Shale is the big fossil fuel mining project out near Washington Township....it's on my list of places to apply to between now and when I finish school in a couple of months.
     
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  5. tiburo13

    tiburo13 Bobtail Member

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    thanks for the info geo. where would i find out which private company the school district uses? I just came back from a job interview at ups told them id like to move to driving at some point they said it takes 5-7 years to get a driving position:(
     
  6. fortycalglock

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    Last job you'll ever have, if you can tough it out. I've got a buddy that drives the brown truck. Nice house, wife doesn't work, blah blah blah. I lasted two weeks unloading 3rd shift!
     
  7. tiburo13

    tiburo13 Bobtail Member

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    lol yeah if i get it ill be doing twilight 4-10pm i just dont think i like that its part time with no chance for full time for several years. I also took a tour of fedex today so they stat you out more and they are non union which i prefer so id prefer a call from them
     
  8. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    being from middletown, did you check out HACC? i thought they had a training school there? also u might try wenger feeds, i thought they would train, just a thought...oh and Craigslist too
     
  9. cool35

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    Hopefully you went to FedEx Freight and not FedEx Express! Out here in California I sometimes see driver apprentice positions at Conway, ABF and FedEx. You will have to work the dock for a while and probably even after you become a driver. You will for sure at Conway.
     
  10. Geo_

    Geo_ Light Load Member

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    I'd call the school district itself, or as some neighbors with kids. Down here in chester county its Krapf's Busses and Wolfington Bus Company, but a simple call to the school district will give you the answer.

    Also, check the Careerlink office in your area, I know I keep harping on it, but they are a great source for who is hiring in the area.
     
  11. HoldemHustla210

    HoldemHustla210 Bobtail Member

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    Con-way freight has an apprentice program its their own truck driving school you do have to stay a year you go to school four hours a day then work the dock. Once you graduate you become a driver art Conway after you finish your driving route you do work the dock but atleast your home everyday and you will make very good money.
     
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