I appreciate the honest observation. I guess my real question should have been this:
Would my experience, even though it is dated, satisfy the insurance requirements of a normal company?
All of my time is with the megas and I can use the various excuses of why I bailed out after only 3 months or so. At some point, if my experience is good in the eyes of the insurance company, I'll be driving for someone. My problem is how long it will take to get hired once I start looking again.
I see what the current crop of wheel holders can do and I believe I can offer more for the money.
Old Experience = No Experience ?
Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by VA CDL Holder, May 2, 2022.
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You've talked about working for Knight and them not rehiring you ad nauseum in a large number of your posts. It seems like your feelings are really hurt by that, as if there aren't other companies. Why do you need an honest explanation to explain the obvious? You ain't stupid man. You put your whole resume out there, and you haven't worked anywhere longer than 6 months. Then of all those jobs, you worked at Knight 5 times! Companies are supposed to keep wasting time and money for you to leave in 5 to 6 months or less? You've had a CDL nearly a decade and hadn't stayed a year no where. You'll have to make sense out of that, and people on here and companies are going to question if this what you want to do or if you're really cut out for it.....and that's justifiable thought.Wargames, gentleroger, Sirscrapntruckalot and 5 others Thank this.
ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member
Just tell whoever you apply with that you're only looking to work half the year and avoid the megas.Sirscrapntruckalot, tscottme, Coffey and 1 other person Thank this.
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REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member
- Feb 15, 2014
How about agricultural jobs? Hauling tomatoes in California might be a good gig for you. Three or fourth months works and then laid off.
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Chinatown Road Train Member
- Aug 28, 2011
Work for a temp. agency. This way, can work when you want to and employment history will only show the temp. agency and not the different companies the temp. agency sent you to.
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Just look at your history statistically for a minute. It’s about a 99% probability that whoever does hire you, you’re going to stay for three months to maybe 3 1/2 months and quit. There’s a tremendous amount of overhead that comes with bringing in a new truck driver. On average it takes a company about three months to break even when bringing in a new hire. So on their books, you’re a wash. Need to start staying a minimum of a year at each place.
I do get what you’re saying, life is for living. That’s what you say. Try working for a year or like 14 months at one company and then taking a six-month break. If you do that most companies will in fact take you back and other companies will still hire you.gentleroger, lual and Coffey Thank this.
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