So I’m fixing to look for another carrier after my current one began dicking me over. Any advice on how to vet smaller carriers? I’m getting messages from recruiters and I can’t find their companies info. Also some smaller outfits that I can. Anyone have advice to ensure I don’t get saddled with a company that will play games with my paycheck or not pay at all? Just a little nervous, spent my first 20 years of adulthood working for corps and never dealt with smaller companies before.
Question on job switches first timer
Worse job I ever had was with a small company. I prefer medium to large companies.
With those small companies I'm familiar with, you work for years fighting the office personnel, then one day you look in the mirror and see those gray hairs and wrinkles forming and realize you have nothing to show for those years of aggravation and no retirement in sight. Remember, you're just one DOT physical away from unemployment.Last edited: Oct 1, 2023
Bud A. Thanks this.
I would readily echo the advice given above -- especially in the current overall freight environment.
You'll get better feedback past that if we also know:
- How much CDL driving experience you already have
- What CDL endorsements you already have (if any)
- What is your residence city/state -- or zip code
- What type(s) of freight you want to run
- How much home time do you need -- daily, weekly, or less often (specify)
- how clean is your driving record
edit: forgot to mention I have to work local home daily cuz new baby at home.
I’m curious mainly cuz I got this text from someone I never even applied with I think they snatched my resume from indeed:
This is Mandy from Autobahn CDL Transport. I got your application for a local intermodal position out of Stockton, CA. Local, home daily, running intermodal freight, off Friday/ Saturday OR Sunday/Monday.
$1400 to $1600 weekly average. Please let me know if you are interested?
never heard of this company and can’t find anything on the googles.Last edited: Oct 1, 2023
Based on all the info given above -- you could always check out Marten Transport:
Home - Marten (drive4marten.com)
You have enough driving time to qualify for them.
With more endorsements -- you'd of course have more options.
A co-worker of mine drove for Marten for several years -- he had no complaints.
lual Thanks this.