Saia dock to driver

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  1. WakeUpTheEchoes

    WakeUpTheEchoes Light Load Member

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    i have scoured previous posts, and I have read people mentioning this program, but no one with experience in it describing what it is like. I have a background in warehouse loading/unloading, so this program piques my interest. While at Cintas, I was actually vetted for a position as a driver, but Cintas does not hire felons as drivers. So, anyone who has gone through SAIA’s dock to driver program, please share.
     
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  3. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Medium Load Member

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    My only experience with them(dock to driver programs) was when I was in truck school and companies would bring dock to drivers in for their state road test. A lot of them had multiple retakes because of backing. Not saying it’s a bad thing just what I noticed
     
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  4. WakeUpTheEchoes

    WakeUpTheEchoes Light Load Member

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    You would think working right there on the dock backing would be the one thing they got plenty of. Lol. Thanks for reply.
     
  5. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Medium Load Member

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    It’s seems like a good way to get a cdl but it depends on the teacher and how much drive time they let you have
     
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  6. WakeUpTheEchoes

    WakeUpTheEchoes Light Load Member

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    True anywhere though. But, I do see where in that type of program it could become an inherent negative quality that adequate drive time is never there.
     
  7. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    You are confusing a dock worker with a yard truck operator.
     
  8. WakeUpTheEchoes

    WakeUpTheEchoes Light Load Member

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    No, I am not. I was a dock worker. I moved trucks all the time. Had to back them up to be unloaded/loaded sometimes. It really depends on the company as far as how they have the warehouse and lot setup, etc. I know what I am talking about when it comes to warehousing.
     
  9. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Did you work at a union ltl company?
     
  10. WakeUpTheEchoes

    WakeUpTheEchoes Light Load Member

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    Yes, Cintas.
     
  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Moving and backing trailers with those jockey tractors, or a day cab for that matter, is a lot different from doing it with a 'normal' sleeper unit.
     
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