PTL is getting BETTER

Discussion in 'PTL' started by Hard Worker, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. KD5AXG

    KD5AXG Papa Bear

    I have a pre hire letter form PTL, and I drove for them back in 06. Mandatory training for 2 months and 40k miles with a newb for team.

    I can't work for a company who won't take my past experience in account. Yes, it was 8 years ago, but give me a shot. It isn't too much to ask. I'll be going else ware after school. If I had ZERO CDL experience, and I barely scraped by in my school, then I'd see their point. When I started with them in 06, I was with a trainer for 2 weeks, then he sent training dept. a message saying I needed my own truck because I was showing him up.

    Believe me or not. It is the truth. And I wanted to go back with PTL, but they won't take me seriously.
     
  2. tow614

    tow614 Road Train Member

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    No company will take you after 2 years absence. Insurance wont let them.
     
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  3. KD5AXG

    KD5AXG Papa Bear

    I have found more than one company that will put me with a trainer with the trainer having the call to end training if the student doesn't need it. If insurance won't let them, then they are a bad company.
     
  4. KD5AXG

    KD5AXG Papa Bear

    My whole point is, why does PTL feel like they have to do that? I don't get it.
     
  5. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    It's just my opinion, but I would bet it's probably an insurance requirement and the company's evaluation of the level of "events" involving drivers that have been out of the business for a long time.

    I would also disagree with your assessment that they "are a bad company" if their insurance requires it. A company will pay the premiums based on the coverage, just like individual policy holders. The less restrictive the policy, the more expensive. It's not a case of being "bad" or "good."
     
  6. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    Oops. Wrong thread.
     
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  7. tow614

    tow614 Road Train Member

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    That was what i should have emphasized that no one would hire you without going out with a trainer for a refresher course. This is s.o.p. now. Welcome back to the new trucking industry.
     
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  8. Crossroads

    Crossroads Light Load Member

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    Most mega carriers will require will require, either refresher school which can be 3-4 days or ride with a trainer or both, but not all carriers will. I was out 14 years walked into a regional trucking company and got a local job. If you want to avoid the trainer routine try to find a smaller company. Good Luck.
     
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  9. KD5AXG

    KD5AXG Papa Bear

    I want to find a company that I can retire from. I did far too much job hopping in my youth. I'm ready to set my shoulders for the heavy load and roll on. Lord willing, of course.
     
  10. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    You never,ever wait more than 15 minutes for your next load.
    Yea okay,we believe everything you say.
     
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