I need help getting my Cdl and hired.

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  1. TruckerQuestions

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    I am over the age of 21, i have a clean motor vehicle report, and can pass a drug test. I've had my normal license for 1 year. I'm very motivated to become a truck driver, in my local small town i usually am a seasonal temp worker. Saving 5000$ for cdl school on my salary takes a long time. I looked into the Worksource an completed all their workshops only to hear they'd only pay for half my school cost... The local college is even worse they require 2.5 years commitment towards diesel mechanics before they allow you to join their truck driving program. Corona shut down both of those resources my local town trucking businesses don't train for cdls unless you complete the Worksource program or college thing or have 5k upfront to spend. So i called Swift only to be told to be eligible for their program i would need 10 years verifiable work experience... The recruiter later told me 12 months. Unfortunately due to gaps in my work history as I've been a temp agency worker i don't have enough contract or seasonal jobs to equal 1 or 3 years experience. Crst had a similar thing but they wanted 2 years driving experience as well as 10 years work experience. A company called Sygma sounded amazing! They said they have you unload trucks for 2 months and then you enter their trucking class an get hired. Unfortunately the hiring lady told me they have full classes until month of May... An with Corona ungoing they probably aren't a option for many months longer then may...unless there is another Sygma besides the portland one? I want to better my life an I'm set on becoming a truck driver. I've wanted it for a long time. I don't want to give up.. But I'm at my wits end an not sure if there is a company that would hire me without all the work experience or other requirements. I would relocate if needed, I'd even move states. My current location is longview Washington. Would appreciate any truck driving companies/school recommendations that would help me get my cdl and hire me without all the nonsense. I apologize for the rant, but i wanted to go into detail to prove I'm committed to this, an how frustrating the hunt has become.
     
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    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i wish you all the best, but if some companies are cutting back now, due to the virus, then you cannot blame them.

    i frankly am surprised Swift did not take you, unless right now, they are suing your lack of experience for the virus speech.

    keep at it, maybe go back to the temp agency, stay there for at least 1 year as a driver, then look for better jobs after that.

    good luck, but sadly, right now, it can be a bit difficult
     
  3. Chinatown

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    Knight isn't taking students right now because of the virus.
    Knight and Swift have merged.
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    Try this one:
    Wilson Logistics
    https://www.wilsonlogistics.com
    Our Paid CDL Training program is hands-on and is designed for those who want to earn their Class A CDL ... or Power Only Solutions. Customers. Wilson Logistics is a family-owned trucking company that knows our drivers as well as we know our customers.
     
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    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    Any trucking company will require a ten year work history. But gaps are usually ok if you can explain them.
     
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    Ferguson
    Longview, WA 98632 (Industrial and California Way area)
    Click here ---->> Apply On Company Site
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    Roman & BAC Freight Lines is looking for Box truck Drivers (Standard license) to transport palletized freight from Amazon to the post office.
    Troutdale, OR 97060
    $18.00 - $18.50 an hour - Full-time, Part-time
    Benefits:

    • Starting compensation of $18.00- $18.50 /hour
    • Medical Insurance with Dental / Vision coverage available
    • Guaranteed Raises every 6 months (after 1 year of employment)
    • 401(K) Plans Available!
    • Paid Time-Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Bonus Programs
    • Weekly paychecks with direct deposit
    • Full-time or Part-time schedules
     
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    Student Drivers – CFI
    https://cfidrive.com/careers/drive-for-cfi/student-drivers
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    1. Drive at Lynden | Lynden Inc.
      www.lynden.com/drive
      Teloma started with Lynden Transport as a warehouse worker in 2015. In the fall of 2019 he entered into the Dock to Driver program and graduated in spring of 2020 after training on Lynden’s dock, yard and behind the wheel. Teloma says "I want to thank everyone for giving me this opportunity, and I am very happy to be a driver."

    2. [PDF]
      DOCK TO DRIVER - Lynden Inc.
      www.lynden.com/drive/Dock2Driver.pdf
     
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    Saw an ad one time for "dock to driver" program in Washington with Diamond Line Delivery Services.
    The ad was for Yakima, Spokane, Seattle.
    Running Western 11 states.
     
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    Bogdan Logistics - Hillsboro, OR 97124
    $19 an hour - Full-time, Part-time
    Our national company is looking for NON CDL Box Truck drivers. Looking to hire immediately. Overnight position, with great pay. One start location, and home every day. Please respond with a resume for immediate attention. Must pass a MVR check and background check. $19/hr. Long term or short term, Full time or Part time! Your choice! Respond with a resume for immediate consideration.
     
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