Need some advice on first company

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  1. Bobcat_Bob

    Bobcat_Bob Bobtail Member

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    I got my CDL about 2 months ago but not Im ready to get started. I have sent out a few apps to PTL I've already been offered to come for orientation , Mavick TCD and was considering Magnum and Averitt as well. Any advice from anyone who went trough their training programs would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    How many apps did you send out; just those 4?
     
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  4. Bobcat_Bob

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    Just PTL, and Maverick so far. PTL is ready to move forward and Mavrick might be as well depending on my Dr. Visit.
     
  5. Chinatown

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    Here's some more to consider:
    FFE (Frozen Food Express) - has a terminal in Chicago and hires Illinois cdl drivers.
    Dynamic Transit - headquartered in St. Louis.
    Freymiller - they hire new cdl grads through their "Restore Program" which is on the website.
    West Side Transport - has guaranteed minimum weekly paycheck.
    Butler Transport
    Navajo Express
    What's the issue on the doctor visit? Anything major?
     
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    Bobcat_Bob Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the info I'll check them out.

    I hope not I got hired my Roehl last year but they sent me home because my heart rate was a little high on their company fitness test. So I going to get it checked out.
     
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    That' happens, usually to smokers or someone who had a sedentary life before cdl school.
     
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    Bobcat_Bob Bobtail Member

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    Don't smoke but I was/ am sedentary as I drove a limo/cab before.
     
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    That's probably it then. In hindsight, doing some daily stair step excercises would probably have prevented that.
     
  10. Bobcat_Bob

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    Indeed, knowing what I know now, I would have walked around the airport parking lot more when waiting on people.

    Thanks for Westside transport I saw them around Chicago all the time but forgot about them they have a nice home week ends dedicated route Id like. So filled out quick app for them to contact me.
     
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    @DoubleO7 started working at West Side Transport not too long ago. He can answer your questions.

    Hey, @DoubleO7 what does the physical agility test, if any, consist of at West Side Transport?
     
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