How to get a job with the experience that I do have?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by The A_Aron, May 4, 2021.

  1. The A_Aron

    The A_Aron Bobtail Member

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    I got my CDL in 2016, and immediately began driving in Jan-Feb of 2017. In Dec. of 2017 I took a new position with a local company due to better home time. That all ended on Feb. 17, 2018 after I suffered a TBI after a gnarly slip and fall accident. My DOT expired in Feb of 2019 but my CDL is still valid until 4/2022.

    I am ready to get back to driving but sure as hell don't wanna have to go through training all over again. Who can I go to(Companies) that will hire me on. There aren't a whole lot of options but I am looking for the best fit that will give me that chance. I have all but 2mo experience in the past 3yrs, but have 13mo total experience over the past 4yrs.

    Any help would be appreciated!!!
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Where are you located?
    As long as you can pass the DOT physical, companies will hire you.
    We can give you names of companies.
    Which type trucking job do you prefer?
     
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    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    You don't need full training. There's like a 3 day refresher course you can take.
     
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    The A_Aron Bobtail Member

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    I am located in Richland, WA. I will have to renew my medical card. I am trying to save my marriage,
    so I will need a company that will work with me on my home time. No touch freight, drop n hook, & reefer.
    I would prefer an OTR job, that allows me to take the truck home and possibly every other weekend home for
    the time being if possible.
     
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    The A_Aron Bobtail Member

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    I'm not sure of the refresher course. I know that most companies have told me that I need at least 3mo. verifiable experience within the past 3yrs. I only have 2mo. but have more if you go back a total of 4 years.
     
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    Old Dominion Freight Lines in Pasco. Apply for the training program to get you back up to speed.
    Apply for linehaul job.
    Can make up to $98K per year.
     
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    The A_Aron Bobtail Member

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    I appreciate that, but I am looking for a NO TOUCH company / reefer division. I don't have doubles endorsements.
     
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    OK, 'no-touch" Call A&A and ask about that.
     
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    D&D Transportation Services, Inc.
    www.ddtsi.com
    Advertises "no-touch" freight. Lumper services unload the freight.
    Whether you need a long-haul or a short-haul, frozen, fresh or otherwise, D&D can deliver.
     
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