I'm out of a job due to company closure...

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Zack P, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. Zack P

    Zack P Light Load Member

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    As I've said before, I work for a motor carrier as an office manager; but the company is on the verge of an impending closure. Due to reasons I won't discuss here, I'm technically out of a job now.

    My better half is on board with me getting my CDL and doing a Home Every Night driving gig (Home Every Night being a solid condition that I must adhere to). I would like to know of any dock to driver companies that are hiring near Phillipsburg, New Jersey (I am willing to drive up to 25 miles away). I know food-service LTL is a big one for this kind of work, but I would like to know all my options so I can do research and make phone calls starting tomorrow morning.

    First and foremost, I would need to land something ASAP so I can continue to pay my bills. That's my number one priority.

    @Chinatown Would you help me out please?

    Thank you to everyone in advance! Any and all help is appreciated.
     
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  3. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    Sorry to hear you’re losing your job. That sucks. I don’t know your age, but if you’re older, food service, beverage delivery, etc... can be back breaking work.

    My advice is to get all the endorsements so you can maximize your options.
     
  4. Zack P

    Zack P Light Load Member

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    I'm no stranger to hard work. I'm 30 years old and I can certainly stand to lose a few pounds.

    As for endorsements, I plan on it.
     
  5. donnieboy

    donnieboy Bobtail Member

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    I'm in your area. Why not try Ward over on South side of Easton. I know they're looking for a "B" Class for a 24" Box / warehouse driver-handler, or maybe Primo Produce off Airport Road will help with getting your CDL through Northampton Community College in return for a one year commitment. Good Luck!
     
  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    there's gotta be a boat load of LTL companies in that area.

    R+L, Estes, Old Dominion, SAIA, New Penn, Yellow/Roadway, etc,etc. many times, these companies are located in the same industrial park
     
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  7. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    some of these still have “dock to driver” programs. As much as everyone seems to be needing drivers, that might just motivate them to get people through the program quickly.
     
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  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    YRC/Yellow Freight has their own cdl school and students are paid hourly while attending school. School is 4 weeks; lodging/meals provided.
    BENEFITS
    • Competitive pay based on union scale
    • 100% paid premiums for Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage for you and your family (most locations)
    • Paid Overtime
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Sick Time
    • 401k Retirement Plan
    Nearest terminal is Bethleham, PA which is 16.7 miles from you.
    YRC/Yellow has schools in many locations. Might have to attend school somewhere else, then go the Bethleham after graduation.
    This is a partial list of the schools.
    CDL Driving Academy - Dock Worker Jobs |Work for YRC Freight
    https://drive4yrc.com/yrc-freight-cdl-training-academyThe YELLOW CDL Driving Academy –
    Heading Back Home: Four Weeks of Finishing School at Your Home Terminal
    Once you complete the four-week CDL Driving Academy and obtain your CDL and endorsements, you’ll return to your home terminal for a minimum of four weeks of on-the-job training.
     
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  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Allentown, PA is 19.5 miles from you and Sygma Network has a program to hire someone and then help them get a CDL-A.
    This particular ad has you must already have a cdl, but I've never seen that before. All the other ads I've seen across the nation say CDL-A training provided.
    Allentown, PA 18103
    Click ----> Apply On Company Site
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  11. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Old Dominion Freight Line in Bethleham may have the dock-to-driver program.
    Most terminals have that.
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