Question for my fellow truckers in the Greater Seattle Area. Employer Recommendations? Class A

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by TruckerGump, May 17, 2022.

  1. TruckerGump

    TruckerGump Bobtail Member

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    Sounds like I'm moving back to the area come spring time despite the cost, the wife and I miss our friends/family.

    I'll have 1yr of experience with Tractor Trailers/Box Trucks, I'll have all my endorsements at the time of the move. My Class A experience is limited to refer.

    I'm not afraid of Nights or working in general, just want to be home every night, or in a hotel/truck no more than twice a week. I'd like LTL/Linehaul or some sort of tanker gig.

    Benefits are a priority for wife and son.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    YRC has been hiring in Seattle. Need drivers real bad and health insurance is free for the driver and family.
    Need drivers so much, they have their own cdl school now.
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    YRC Freight and Reddaway are hiring. YRC owns Reddaway.
    • Competitive pay based on union scale
    • 100% paid premiums for Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage for you and your family (most locations)
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  4. silverspur

    silverspur Medium Load Member

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    Costco DC in Sumner WA usually have a sign up for CDL A drivers.
     
  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Costco Sumner, WA is the best run facility I have ever been to. Wilson Logistics had lots of the yard truck work when I was there last fall. One of their drivers is/was a regular on this board.
     
  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Truman Truck Lines Sumner, WA. It's dry van. Nice people. I don't more details.
     
  7. lual

    lual Medium Load Member

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    If you try linehaul/LTL and don't like it (as is the case with some people), you'll likely want to look into tanker opportunities.

    At that point--it will help out quite a bit if you (also) have a TWIC card.

    Having one definitely helped me score the tanker gig (fuel) that I have now.

    Suggestion: you might consider going ahead and applying for one NOW....so that if/when you need it, you'll already have it.

    I understand that fuel haulers out there are doing quite well.

    --Lual
     
  8. TruckerGump

    TruckerGump Bobtail Member

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    I definitely plan on getting one with the ports in the puget sound area.
     
  9. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Tanker driving is a big improvement over dry van and reefer.
     
  10. JReding

    JReding Road Train Member

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    ODFL has terminals in the south Seattle and Tumwater areas, and both terminals are hiring.

    I think we met one morning at Costco. I was the Wilson hostler at one point, then went back to driving, but I'm no longer with that company.

    The only thing to be aware of about Costco is that you need to be prepared to possibly work weekends, and for the first time last year they went to an annual "bid" system, where times and runs are bid on by seniority.
     
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