I need help please, Unemployed

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  1. squeaky2073

    squeaky2073 Bobtail Member

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    I have been driving for about 3 years now and really need some help. I live in Staten Island, NY, and the last company I worked for was Ester Express Lines. Worst company I have ever seen. Equipment all broken. Mechanics always say "dude there's nothing wrong with it". Long story short their yard jokey drivers caused an accident in a yard when I arrived. Bobtailing slowly thru at about 5 mph one flew out of nowhere from behind a trailer, and made a 10 mph U-turn almost running into me because he didnt bother to check where he was going. Blamed me, I got fired. I have worked for 4 companies in the 3-4 years I have had a CDL. They all seem to lie to get you into the door then start ruining your life. I am unemployed at the moment, nobody seems to respond to my applications. Is it because I have too many things to list on an application where it asks your 10 year history? I also dont have a resume, I am very bad and dont know how to deal with those. Oh and I have one accident on my record from new york city but it doesnt list me at fault.

    I am very depressed and need help. I am a us navy veteran with 3-4 years cdl experience and nobody will hire me. I have all endorsements, but leaving new york state doesnt transfer hazmat so I will not have that. I want a local job somewhere peaceful and quiet. I dont want to be here in new york city, would move almost anywhere just hoping to avoid the large cities if possible. Anybody know what I should do or am I screwed and should I just give up. Thank you for your time.
     
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  3. skallagrime

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    Here's a local job in Florida and don't need hazmat. Right on the beach near Cape Canaveral and 6 miles from Cocoa Beach.
    Atlantic Frozen Foods
    Port Canaveral, FL
    Drivers can make "up to" $100G per year and it's local work.
     
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    Sorry, yard jockey's always have the right of way. Do something else, and the industries loss. Being a vet, things have never been better for you, an awareness of a good person. Sadly, that doesn't matter in the trucking world, and you are too good for it. Really, use your vet "card", I almost guarantee, you can do a lot better than trucking. Thank you for your service,:thumbup:
     
  10. squeaky2073

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    Do something else? Well I was a helicopter electrician for 5 years in the navy, I came out and tried to be a pilot but that didnt work out for money reasons. I ended up working on the railroad. Got a job with CSX as a conductor, and have to get promoted to locomotive engineer which was my lifelong dream. Unfortunately they cut too many jobs and my seniority vanished into thin air so I kind of just ended up getting a CDL. Also good with computers, always build my own and lots of fun. If I give up trucking, not really sure where else to go or how to go about it. Nothing seems to work out.
     
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    How about heavy equipment mechanic? Airline industry is huge today, and your military credentials should be a shoe in for you. Since you got kind of a raw deal with trucking, it's too late, that infraction will dog you, not because of the severity , but ANY infraction is hard to erase. Years ago, you could actually TALK to a boss, and THEY would make the determination and you probably would have gotten right in. Today, you are just a number on a screen. Obviously, you want to be outdoors, weather getting better, landscaping, machine operator, don't sell yourself short. I get in a lot of trouble for my views here, but it's come to the point, trucking is the absolute last resort today, I think you have many more qualifications than to be a mere truck driver. Best of luck.
     
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