Really discouraged

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Wparrish1986, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Was reading that Stevens Transport has a Northeast Regional hauling dedicated for Kraft.
    Millis would probably be a better deal though; at least you can do more traveling and see Texas pretty often. Is that right @keen98
     
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  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I can tell you between Kraft and MM MARS in Texas and up in say Kansas City one or the other offhand. Kraft is my nemesis in the form of nose. It knows no toot (Clean food grade trailers, they MEAN food grade.)

    A box of sweets tossed in to the cab off hand helps with morale loading into one of these places. MM MARS of Waco comes to mind.

    There is another option, I think called Landstar. It's a very old company on the east coast. Any how. a load of pasta. Something like 48000 pounds of thin spagetti hottest JIT evah.

    Laredo comes to mind for Spagetti product.
     
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  3. keen98

    keen98 Road Train Member

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    Def see more than just the northeast, Texas is hit and miss. Ive only been down there 4 times in my 2 yrs but I know others who've been there numerous times. Would definitely see GA up to Wisconsin Midwest alot
     
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  4. Wparrish1986

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    I was just rejected by Western Express today. People have said they would hire anybody. I’ll give the other ones a shot but things aren’t looking so good.
     
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  5. x1Heavy

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    Sir, stop saying things are not looking so good. I concede that it's a difficult time for you. But there are like a freaking Million of companies to hire onto out there. There are not enough days in anyone's life to successfully ask each and everyone in these USA for work.

    Let's us accept that these rejections are intended to keep you out of worse situations and there will be someone who will hire you and it will be a day of rejoicing all the sweeter.

    IF anyone knows how to be in the dark, it will be me. But today I choose to motivate and encourage you. And maybe show by example what is possible to others here on this site.
     
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  6. Mstrucker53

    Mstrucker53 Bobtail Member

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    So get your o
    So get your own .truck or dully it would be better to do hot shot ..but put everything in your wife's name everything..u would be her driver...the business name,the taxes that way u can get loads and paid they don't have to know about u anything under 26,000lbs u don't need cdls
     
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  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    You can also apply for jobs on Craigslist (transportation). Lots of small companies and owner-operators will hire you. There's a thread on here, "Seek Employment" and "Trucking Jobs" that may have something; scroll down to those threads and put your info on there.
    @Puje was looking for someone to train for his operation.
     
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  8. Wparrish1986

    Wparrish1986 Bobtail Member

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    I’ve always been a bit of a pessimist, but I am a Christian and believe in the providence of God. I truly appreciate the encouragement. Your words have not fallen on deaf ears. Take care brother
     
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  9. Wparrish1986

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    Thank you, once again, for all the suggestions and help. It means a lot to me. I did not write this post expecting all of the help and information I’ve received, so thank you @keen98 @Chinatown and everyone else!
     
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  10. MooneyBravo

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    I'm sorry that you made such bad choices when you were young. If it's any consolation, you're not alone. I believe it's not about if you have one felony but rather how long ago it was and what you've been doing since. Time heals most wounds. I think the average time elapsed before they will consider hiring you is 8 or 10 yrs. I would not apply to anymore 1st rate companies until you get a clearer picture of what they require. You can start by contacting the unemployment office or better yet make an appointment and sit down and speak with them and get some information from them. Regarding what you're trying to do. Also find out what your rights are when it comes to applying for a job. As far as I know you have to report the felony but not reveal what the charges were. You can also have your records sealed. If you continue to live a clean life it will mean less and less.

    I never had a felony but I have been locked up many times. I also had to work some less than desirable jobs for awhile.

    Somewhere on line you can obtain a list of companies that hire felons.

    Never ever, ever give up!!
    Time fixes things
    You are writing your own story and one day you will have demonstrated to the world that you really can change your life if you persevere.
     
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