New driver… have been applying for a week and have heard minimal back

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  1. dk0719

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    Hi all. I got my cdl last week and have been applying to jobs all week but have only heard back from 2 of them. Any advice on carriers? I live in NE Pennsylvania if that helps

    I’ve applied to places like dot foods, us foods, Pepsi, Navajo, jr schugel, etc. I’d much rather do otr

    I applied to coke also but the one near me only has manuals

    I could also do the DG account they offered me out of school but idk about that
     
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  4. dk0719

    dk0719 Bobtail Member

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    I’ve heard bad reviews about them. How are they as a company?
     
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    Have you tried giving those companies a call to see what the status of your application is? That may help kick start things...
     
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    Don't worry about bad reviews; those don't apply to you.
    CRST runs teams until you finish the contract; if you have a contract.
    Do you have endorsements.
    We'll give you more names of companies to apply with.
     
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    Oh I’d rather not do teams.
    No endorsements yet but I’m willing to get them.
     
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    Yeah didn’t think of that until earlier tbh. I called one company and couldn’t get anybody on the hiring end. One was closed by the time I called them.

    I spoke on the phone with a company that said I’d hear from them by the end of the week. I’m gonna call them Friday if they don’t get back by then.
     
  9. Chinatown

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    Put some more apps out there. Plenty of OTR companies will hire you.
    Here's one that runs 48 states. @xlsdraw can verify:
    Home - Leonards
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    Recent CDL A Graduates have a home at Leonard’s Express!
    Leonard’s offers a tuition reimbursement program up to 10K!
     
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    Home - Calex ISCS
    58 Pittston Ave
    Pittston, PA 18640
    This company runs California and other west coast runs.
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    USA Truck is one of the best dry van outfits for new cdl school grads.
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