Looking to get back on the road

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by bubba96, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. bubba96

    bubba96 Light Load Member

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    Hello all. I'm looking to get back on the road. I haven't drove since 2019 after getting laid off. Was gonna get a good trucking gig in 2020, than the panademic came up and it never went forward. Since last year till now i've been working in the warehouse and literally can't stand it. I'm looking to stay local and I have two companies in mind. Wondering if anybody could give me some information on them. The first one would be forward air. Starting pay would be $30/hour, local. Second option would be prairie farms. Not sure on the pay, but I'd be delivering milk in either a class A or class B truck. mixture of both is what it sounds like.

    If anybody has information on either companies it would be awesome to know. Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    What do you think about Old Dominion Freight Line?
    2710 Nodular Dr, Saginaw, MI 48601
     
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    I've looked into them. I would be interested since they are part of the same union I am with currently at my company. Only downfall is I don't have any of my endorsements. Willing to get them. Just waiting to see what my schedule is gonna be like for peak season.
     
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  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    ABF is in Saginaw also and Teamsters.
     
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    Which is nice since it's my hometown, and I'm already with the teamsters. Just the motivation/finding time to study/take tests.
     
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    Zoltan1a Road Train Member

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    Study up and get them, not hard
     
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  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Ok, @Chinatown how did you know he was in Saginaw? ESP?
     
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  9. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Road Train Member

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    @Chinatown knows everything
    This is his hobby
     
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  10. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Wow I didn’t know Forward Air pays that well. Good to know if I ever have to jump ship.
     
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  11. Chinatown

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    Does Covenant own Forward Air?
    Lefty Frizzell - Saginaw Michigan - YouTube
    Lefty Frizzell is from Tennessee, where I'm from, but grew up in Saginaw. He told me he's friends with bubba96.




     
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