Nervous to get back into trucks.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jbrow327, Apr 21, 2022.

  1. Back2truckin

    Back2truckin Bobtail Member

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    So I have a similar issue. Got my A in 2018, had about 3 months experience and then went local driving B's. I am looking to fo a refresher in central PA near Harrisburg area.

    Schneider has an intermodal but is an hour away...

    Loiking for options on refresher without a contract
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Valley Proteins has facilities in Terre Hill, Somerset, Mifflintown, Philly.
    Are you close to any of those places?
    www.valleyproteins.com
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    XPO Logistics in New Cumberland might take you.
    This company hires drivers right out of cdl school and sometimes has their own cdl training.
    XPO Logistics is currently seeking Class-A CDL Drivers for Local positions based in Harrisburg, PA.
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  5. Back2truckin

    Back2truckin Bobtail Member

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    Xpo is real close, mifflintown is about 45 minutes
     
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    Back2truckin Bobtail Member

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    Back2truckin Bobtail Member

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    China, let me ask your opinion. So I spoke with schneider and we are setting up orientation. I expmained that I o ky had the 3 months experience with A trucks, all B since a d that 3 months was in 2018. So it has been like 3.5 years. I feel I need tome to reacclimate. I kept pushing for the 3 week inexperienced training and he pushed me into a 4 day experienced training. I feel like I am being set up for failure. What's your advice...or anyone else?
     
  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Tell the recruiter you'll only do team runs, since you can't have the 3 week course.
    Otherwise, try a different company.
     
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  9. firemedic2816

    firemedic2816 Heavy Load Member

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    We are hiring new drivers and have 95% Automatic and oldest truck in fleet is 2019, we run Kenworth and Internationals and just ordered 300 NEW GENERATION KWs
     
  10. lual

    lual Heavy Load Member

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    @Back2truckin--previous Schneider driver here....

    I did both dry van (to start) and intermodal with them (later).

    Schneider's beginner driver training period--where you are out with a trainer in a truck together--is notoriously short.

    I was out with my trainer for just over 4 days. That's right--just 4 days. That was/is not a typo. :confused::eek::oops:o_O

    If you feel you need more time with a trainer (and I would agree with that) -- then go with another company, instead.

    YOU DO NOT want to start out doing intermodal duty at this point--with anybody.

    Intermodal duty IS NOT a good place for rookies.

    Go with one of the suggestions above, instead.

    If for whatever reason you don't like what you've seen thus far--you can always ask Chinatown for a few more.

    Good luck! :D

    --Lual
     
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  11. Lumper Humper

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    SAME LOL
     
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