Looking for a local or ltl company

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by LittaBee, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. LittaBee

    LittaBee Bobtail Member

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    Do I need a year or 6 months i have 8 months live in kcmo I have 1 preventable for getting stuck in mud all suggestions are welcome just wanting to know whats the time frame for a local position thanks
     
  2. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    1 year is always your best bet
     
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  3. Anywhichwaybutloose

    Anywhichwaybutloose Bobtail Member

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    This is typically a bad time to start LTL. Usually a slow period from now til March.
    As far as needing experience, many LTLs offer a driving school. Those that do may have a 2 to 3 week "refresher" course for those with less than a year.
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Howell Trucking
    Position Description:
    Pay: $1300 Week
    Operating Area:
    Deliver freight at retail locations within a 375-mile radius around Kansas City, MO
    Experience Required:
    6 Months without a trainer
    Home Time:
    Home Daily and Weekends
     
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  5. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    Stuck in the mud, you may not ever get hired with that on your record!
    Just kidding we have all been there at least once. KC is a great area for LTL with several large terminals. If I were you I would apply at every LTL I could apply to. Years ago they didn’t hire rookies, but today many good jobs will hire you with very little experience. You may even try UPS parcel as they are growing big time and have lowered the bar to entry at some locations.
     
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  6. jmz

    jmz Medium Load Member

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    There’s about a thousand different local jobs in KC, I’m sure you could find one that’ll take you with 8 months if you’re desperate. Even more doors will open up after a year.
     
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  7. Chinatown

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    Check out S&H Transportation, they're the dedicated carrier for the Aldi Distribution center in Olathe. Last I heard they prefer 18 months, but it can't hurt to reach out anyways with some big grocery shopping holidays coming up.

    S & H Transportaion
     
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    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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