Need help with my options getting back into Trucking (Virginia)

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by AnthonyM757, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. AnthonyM757

    AnthonyM757 Light Load Member

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    Hello everyone, I have around 2 years experience driving locally. But I haven't driven since Jan 2018...

    I've gotten a lot of calls back, but once they see I haven't driven in 2 years, it's a "no thanks"..

    So what are my options to try to get hired?? Doesn't seem like many companies will take someone on without recent experience...

    I'm in the Hampton roads area to FYI..

    Thanks
     
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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I think maybe Schneider might have a refresher program. I know CRST does but they will end up screwing you over so that would be a last resort. Otherwise look at craigslist for smaller companies.
     
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Abilene Motor Express in Richmond will hire you.
    It's a good outfit.
     
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  5. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    Despite their reputation, Swift has been good to me and is being a decent company to drive for. Wouldn't hurt to check in with Swift and see what options they may have for you.
     
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  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Heavy Load Member

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    Thank you. I trained with them and drive for them for almost 2 years. Treated me very well during my time there.
     
  7. Matt1120

    Matt1120 Bobtail Member

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    UPS likes to hire Owner Operators and pays pretty well. They also hire on drivers. No touch freight. And you still get the health benefits.
     
  8. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    So a newbie with 2 weeks experience in driving school will get hired and a driver with 2 yrs experience won't ?
     
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