Passed my Class A!

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by cncking2000, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. cncking2000

    cncking2000 Bobtail Member

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    I passed my Class A! Just got my license today. I am a self taught country boy as it were, I didn't attend a 160 hour class. I passed on my first go around, did all the maneuvers without pullups. I had to test on some old nine speed I wasn't familiar with, and aside from trying to shift to hi-lo, I was able to recover easily from the missed shifts.

    I have two offers, one is for Class B/A dump truck gig, and the other is for a waste transfer contractor driving a day cab. Both are in South Carolina where I am relocating.

    Should I take one of these, or should I look into a larger carrier with training, such as TMC or Schneider? I am eventually wanting to deliver cryo or fuel, or be one of those calm and cool oversize drivers. Or LTL. I do want to do a stint over the road.

    I have a recent misdemeanor, and Prime has rejected my application, which I am kinda disappointed about.
     
  2. Chinatown

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    quatto Medium Load Member

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    Nice job, trucker ! In general, I would go with the smaller companies. The megas have cheating down to an art form. Good luck !
     
  4. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    You want to know your bosses kids names and still see your own once in a while?? Take the dumptruck job.
     
  5. Chinatown

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  6. Chinatown

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  7. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    You should thank your lucky stars Prime rejected your application. You should check out the lawsuits these knuckleheads are embroiled with.
     
  8. Collie

    Collie Guest

    Not only that, you make a lot more money and home every night
     
  9. Chinatown

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    He posted he wants OTR.
     
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  10. cncking2000

    cncking2000 Bobtail Member

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    I wouldn't mind OTR, but it sounds like Iike I can get my foot in the door without needing OTR experience with the dump truck company. I'd be driving class B trucks and towing pintle hitch equipment trailers, and filling in for the class A guys until I prove I won't blow up their trucks I imagine.

    The other company is KRD, they also will hire with no experience with my clean driving record. I've heard a mixed bag of reviews on this company though.

    I just don't want to invest a couple years or more into a company that some may think is not real truck driving. I've heard of people having issues having dump truck experience counted although I don't know why.
     
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    Reason for edit: Corrected KMD to KRD
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