Looking for Advice

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by lerner, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. lerner

    lerner Bobtail Member

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    Hi everyone and thanks in advance for your help.
    I'm single with no family obligations. I don't mind being out for extended periods of time and although I have no CDL I like driving. I like solitude too.
    I could go anywhere in the country, I've got nothing keeping me where I'm at.
    If you were in my shoes, absolute beginner, what would you do?
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Get started ASAP!
    Where is your location; state & nearest city?
    Do you want to attend a private cdl school or trucking company cdl school?
     
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    I would pull a tanker OTR.
     
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  5. lerner

    lerner Bobtail Member

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    I'm on Long Island, NY. Nearest city would be manhattan I guess?
    But I want to leave here anyway
     
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  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    @ethos suggested tankers and Schneider has that for OTR, plus cdl school.
    There's more choices such as dry van and refrigerated that hire NYC students for training.
     
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    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    As I always tell drivers that want to relocate; Texas, Nevada, Florida. No personal state income taxes and in Nevada no food taxes.
     
  8. lerner

    lerner Bobtail Member

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    Is it better to just go into some specialization after CDL training (tanker or flatbed)? I was told to pursue this as quickly as possible to avoid wasting time.
     
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  10. Chinatown

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    Main goal is to get your cdl then around 12 mos. experience. By then you'll know what type trucking you want to continue the career.
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    Here's some flatbed companies that hire NYC students for their cdl school:
    Student Program | Maverick - Maverick Transportation
    www.maverickusa.com/driving-jobs/student-program
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    Get Your CDL | McElroy Truck Lines Inc.
    Get Your CDL | McElroy Truck Lines Inc.cdl
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    Boyd Brothers Transportation Inc.
    https://drive4boyd.com/driving-academy
     
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