Looking to drive but no recent experience

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by andertom, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. andertom

    andertom Bobtail Member

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    Hello,

    I went to Schneider Academy in Green bay Wi. in January of '08, got my cdl, tanker, and hazmat. Drove for them for 6 months and quit on good terms. I went back to another company i worked for but have been driving a class b truck, so i do not have any current class a experience. Ive found places that hire to train with no cdl, or ones that want as little as 6 months current experience but no one that will hire and offer some sort of refresher course. Any ideas on companies i can try or am i just out of luck till the economy picks up?
     
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  3. JustSonny

    JustSonny Big Dummy

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    Heartland?
    http://www.heartlandexpress.com/interior.aspx?id=refresher
     
  4. stackeddeck

    stackeddeck Bobtail Member

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    try calling Crete out of Lincoln, NE. They offer refresher courses.
     
  5. andertom

    andertom Bobtail Member

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    I tried Crete online, actually got to chat with a recruiter and filled out an app. thank you.
     
  6. andertom

    andertom Bobtail Member

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    Well, I just got off the phone with a recruiter from Werner. Offered me a regional position, 1 day off for every 6 worked. Have to go to Indianapolis for 2 day orientation, then 140 hours out with a trainer, then get a truck. Any scoop on Werner good or bad?
     
  7. I have total 10 years experience in trucking, clean record, no wrecks no tickets, i left trucking a year ago to attend college full time, so ill be out of trucking a total of 2 years, now if i decided to go back after i get my degree (geology) will any trucking company hire me? since i have no trucking experience in the past 2 years? but i do have a total of 10 years exerience in my life all concurrent from 2000 to 2010. (basically i was self employed went out of business and decided that the economy sucked so bad with trucking that i might as well go to college until economy gets better then i may get back into trucking) I dont really want to return to trucking, but once it gets in your blood it is in there and i miss it :) Just wanted to know if the trucking companies would screw me over since i would have no recent experience in 2 years.
     
  8. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

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    Maverick does not require recent or a refresher.
     
  9. ReallyRotten

    ReallyRotten Bobtail Member

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    Its in your blood you say.. Thats what happen to allot of us. Your a trucker at heart when you have withdraws after trying to quit. Maybe they will come up with some kind of rehab clinic one day. Call it Trucker Anonymous..:biggrin_25523:
     
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