I have a question about experience

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by bigdaddy63, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. tl385

    tl385 Light Load Member

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    Good idea. Gets you back into the groove (as long as you get a good mentor). I didn't take that route myself, but I certainly respect a driver who does!

    Stay safe!
     
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  3. sterling1970

    sterling1970 Bobtail Member

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    Hello all,sorry let me rephrase that greeting,HONK to all my fellow truckers.I'm new to this, not an o/o,just a regular Joe trying to bust in the industry.I got a class b cdl inquired and completed application process for panther.2 days ago recruiter told me I was approved and he would find me a company that would take me on.I got about a year of para transit experience in NYC driving a cargo van.Still no call back from recruiter,is this normal.Thanks in advance.
     
  4. prisonerofthehighway

    prisonerofthehighway Light Load Member

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    No it won't be recognized, the vast majority of trucking companies recognize 5 states as OTR. If you go to an OTR company, they may require you to go to a refresher course for their insurance, then with a trainer for a short time, then you'll be good to go.
     
  5. sterling1970

    sterling1970 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks prisoner,but the recruiter said my background came back good.He said the next process was looking for a company to place me.
     
  6. prisonerofthehighway

    prisonerofthehighway Light Load Member

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    That's awesome ! Just make sure you do your homework on whatever company you decide to go to. Just remember , recruiters are paid to get butts in the seats, and not all of them have integrity. Good luck and wish you the best on your new career !
     
  7. sterling1970

    sterling1970 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks again prisoner,how long does it take a recruiter to place someone?
     
  8. prisonerofthehighway

    prisonerofthehighway Light Load Member

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    There's really no correct answer to that, ultimately it's your decision. I would be leary of a third party "recruiter" though, yes it's a little leg work to research companies on your own, but in the long run you'll save yourself alot of headaches , not to mention not giving your personal information to someone that you don't know. I would recommend looking up OOIDA on the internet. I'm a member of it, kinda like a union for truckers. As a member you can call them and ask them all the questions your asking on here and get a non bias opinion.
     
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