Noob in SoCal

Discussion in 'The Welcome Wagon' started by JaySco, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. JaySco

    JaySco Bobtail Member

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    Hey everyone, I've spent a lot of time here recently doing some research and getting acquainted with what's what. About to finish class and get my class A CDL within the next week or so. I've spent the last 20+ yrs in a steel mill that recently shut down. Ran just about every piece of equipment there and dont feel like starting as a laborer in another similar setting so I felt that this was a logical progression. Looking forward to the road ahead (figurative and literal). Only thing I'm bummed about is how many trucks are going to auto, I'm learning on a 10sp and digging it. Oh well, why complain about something I cant control. Anyway, im sure I'll be on here quite a bit. Talk at ya later.
     
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  2. Chinatown

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  3. JaySco

    JaySco Bobtail Member

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    I have a wife and 3 kids so I'd prefer something local but I'm already preparing myself to do 6-12 months regional just for the experience. Right now I'm considering Northern Refrigerated, they have a little yard in Ontario. Then I'd try to get something closer to Riverside...eventually. Cant really be too choosy at this point. I have all my endorsements, just looking to gain experience and get paid the most I can while I'm doing it. Hope to at least get my own truck, slip seating sounds like it can be nasty at its best.
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    Northern Refrigerated is probably a good choice to get started. There's some driver unload, but compared to what you've been doing, won't be difficult at all.
    Do that for a few months, then probably get a decent tanker job around LA/Southern, CA.
     
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  5. JaySco

    JaySco Bobtail Member

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    That's kinda what I'm thinking. Thanks :cool:
     
  6. Chinatown

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    This one is dry van and requires 6 mos. experience.
    DHL Supply Chain -> Click -> Company Site
     
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  7. Coffey

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    Try putting in applications at FedEx UPS Pepsi Coke and some local beer deliveries depending if they need people they might train you and you could skip otr and go straight to local
     
  8. Chinatown

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    Here's one in Ontario that hires new cdl school grads:
    Regional : CA, NV, AZ
    Dependable Highway Express -> click -> Apply On Company Site
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  9. JaySco

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    Applied at Pepsi, they require experience. Theres actually some Coke management in my class and you better believe I'm bugging them about a job. Right now they require 1yr but are trying to cut it to 6mo. I do hear FedX and UPS are great jobs.
     
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  10. JaySco

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    Awesome! Thanks for the help, I'll definitely be looking into these.
     
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