I was denied from a job because of my job hopping.

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  1. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    Hazmat tanker and $600-$900 a week.
    Wow can't get any worse than that.
     
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  3. BigSean416

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    I've been applying at a local company I worked at before(I left them on very good terms and I am marked as rehirable on DAC)and they can't even be bothered to send me an AI generated rejection email even though they claim to be "urgently hiring" on Indeed for my old job every few weeks. So yeah I guess it's pretty rough right now trying to find new jobs.
     
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  4. ThatGasDude

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    You just need any job, not a perfect job. Staying out 4 weeks even in the market you should be making $1800 a week. Any OTR comapny would love to have you.

    Tanker isn't some magical gig where the money just falls from the sky. So I would take anything that pays decent.
     
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  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Are you limited only to taking tanker jobs? There are endless possibilities in which you can take home more money
     
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  6. Brown Moose

    Brown Moose Bobtail Member

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    I'm just in a tough spot, because If I stay I'm stuck with this low paying company. If I move to another company after 7 months. I'm classified as a "job hopper" by other companies. I just don't want it to effect me anymore when its time for me to find a local job.
     
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  7. Brown Moose

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    I'm not limiting myself to only tanker jobs, but a lot of local jobs such as fuel hauling are only hiring people who have 1+yrs of tanker experience. I just don't want to limit myself if that one local job pops up and I wont be able to apply because I only have less than 1yr of tank experience. Even though I have 2.5yrs of driving experience with a clean MVR.

    What do you suggest? Only thing I wont do is flat bed work. I have dry van and tank experience so far.
     
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  8. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    I liked your idea about going to Oakley or Indian River, because they are food grade. Anything involving food, you'll always be able to make money. I'd also consider reefer jobs. I've done dry van, flatbed, and reefer in my time. I made the most money with reefer. I've made pretty steady money through my time in trucking, but reefer has been my bread and better to see the most consistent money year round. You could try Foodliner, doesn't Ruan have a tanker division too? I gotta ask one of my friends but I think he looked at Foodliner before going elsewhere. They offered him regional with occasional runs to like Iowa or some place that way, and he stays in Alabama.
     
  9. Brown Moose

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    I was trying to find companies that do reefer hazmat loads but I could never find anything. I heard that pays really good money.
     
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  10. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Call Magnum. They are a reefer company and require hazmat. Drivers that don't have their hazmat, they pay for it depending on where you live. I looked at them some years ago and that's what the recruiter told me. If I were to leave my current company, Magnum would be toward the top of my list.

    Magnum Companies – Innovation With Value
     
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    I know this is dry van, but since you have hazmat, these guys are worth a look.

    JNJ Express - Memphis, TN | Experience Driving Success

    You'll get paid nicely for having hazmat. Plus you've already got experience amd a clean record. They're based in Memphis, and they're a really good, under the radar company. They've got nice equipment, and cover decent territory. Call them up Monday morning
     
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