little help please

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by BlackNova, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Cummins_444

    Cummins_444 Medium Load Member

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    Falcon Transport has a training center in gary, IN. They are a flatbed company. I think you get paid on percentage. You would get home often.
     
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  3. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Really, this does make a lot of sense. It seems like the railroads are just about the last (at least in the transportation industry) to be hit in a recession. They are also usually the first to recover.

    These route driver jobs can be a very good gig. Of course there is a lot of physical work involved. But it pays reasonably well, and might get you through until the railroad blows its whistle for you.

    Good luck!
     
  4. BlackNova

    BlackNova Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for all the replies.
     
  5. kimmeegoose

    kimmeegoose Light Load Member

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    The training wouldn't be in Chicago I think it would be in Marshfield, WI, but they have a terminal in Gary. They also offer a salary program for veterans. Might be something to get you through til the RR calls.
     
  6. BlackNova

    BlackNova Bobtail Member

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    Anyone know what the pay is like?
     
  7. jash369

    jash369 Medium Load Member

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    Another thought, I don't know if you are near a coca cola plant or not, because the one near my home in south Georgia is always needing cdl A drivers. Even now they don't have enough drivers and I think they are starting them at 50k..............
     
  8. BlackNova

    BlackNova Bobtail Member

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    I talked to Falcon and they said I need to already have the CDL coursework, whatever that means. Also they don't have a salary program for veterans.
     
  9. walleye

    walleye Road Train Member

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    If you look up I already suggested that,..OK not coca cola directly,..but close enough.......

    And in my opinion,...the local stuff is the easiest way to obtain a cdl,...Sure your gonna have to be a drivers helper while training,...but even that can pay pretty well.........
     
  10. BlackNova

    BlackNova Bobtail Member

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    I didnt think of this until now. I bet the montgomery GI bill would pay for truck driving school.
     
  11. walleye

    walleye Road Train Member

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    You might want to look into that,........
     
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