hoping to clear up contradicting info

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

  1. tiburo13

    tiburo13 Bobtail Member

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    i would like to know more about conway do they have a recruiting department or do you just go to their office for an application? also do you know where the closest office to middletown would be thanks
     
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  3. tiburo13

    tiburo13 Bobtail Member

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    I have no problem working docks i just want something i can build a career out of
     
  4. HoldemHustla210

    HoldemHustla210 Bobtail Member

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    No idea im all the way in texas
     
  5. Elendil

    Elendil Heavy Load Member

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    This is not universally true. I called my local DWC today to see what the scoop was and they have no such requirement for committing to go OTR.

    I should also mention that you can "go OTR" without having to be in the truck for weeks at a time. My first OTR job was strictly "out and back" and I was home every weekend. Also, because of being "out and back" I was oftentimes able to get in a night or two at home during the week. OTR does not automatically mean a life of solitude for weeks on end. Some effort and research will lead you to companies that can fit your needs.
     
  6. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    I heard that. My first job was the same way and all others afterward. There is no way I'm staying out more than a week unless I break down or get stuck in a blizzard. People put down craigslist but that's where I found my job at Reddaway. I know you need to be smart when looking but there are some decent jobs on there that will get you home often. They just won't train you to get your license.
     
  7. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    Got this off Conways website for you:

    The Con-way Freight Truck Driver Student Program is a 12-week training program designed to give you the skills and experience you need to become a successful Con-way Freight Driver Sales Representative. Our training program consists of:

    • Classroom education
    • Hands-on driving training
    • Live, in-the-field experience with LTL professionals
    • Dock worker experience to learn hands-on how our network is optimized to meet customer needs
    Once this program is successfully completed, the student will be eligible to test for a Commercial Driver's License with hazardous materials and doubles/triples endorsements. Upon meeting company requirements, the student may receive an offer to join a Driver Sales Representative team.
    Eligibility requirements for the Driver Student Program:

    • Available to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights and weekends
    • 21 years of age or older
    • Forklift experience preferred
    • Have a safe driving record
    • Can pass a background check, DOT drug test and physical (and have no prior positive tests or refusals)
    • Are able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation
    • Pass a company-paid Post Offer Pre-Hire Screen (physical essential functions) test
    [h=3]Opportunities[/h]If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, we want you because we deliver damage-free, on-time and fast service performance to our customers.
     
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  8. tiburo13

    tiburo13 Bobtail Member

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    I have no forklift experience and dont understand how to get some when no job for forklift wants you without a year exp
     
  9. tiburo13

    tiburo13 Bobtail Member

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    thanks for the info though you have all been helpful
     
  10. chompi

    chompi Road Train Member

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    You could get lucky and land a local gig right out of trucking school but it is highly unlikely. Especially in today's economy. I personally would not suggest spending $6000 for trucking school in hopes to land a local job right away. Unless you are totally fine with spending at least a year over the road to start out then I would highly suggest you find another career to get into. Just like anything else, you must pay your dues first.
     
  11. HoldemHustla210

    HoldemHustla210 Bobtail Member

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    Here theirs a guy in our school had no forklift exp. It says forklift exp. Preffered you dont have to have exp
     
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