Starting out for rookies

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by MACK E-6, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Capt_Gruuvy

    Capt_Gruuvy Light Load Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    Middle of the Desert

    May is way high on my Short List. I talked to Leona. I sent in my app, sent over everything else that was asked for and am now just waiting. I have not heard "Boo" from her since and it is making me a little nervouse. I'll call her tomorrow.

    In the meantime I have heard "Boo" from Watkins-Shepard and they are processing my application like they want to have me around. Roxy is calling every phone number I put on the app.

    Also, Schneider is running my application and contacting my employers. They are offering something really good.

    May is still at the top mainly for their training program and their pay. The idea that I may get a 379 or 387 to drive is kinda cool. I only really care about a truck that runs more than what type t is.

    I hope to be somewhere for Orientation very soon. It's time to get back to work.
  2. 909scotty

    909scotty Bobtail Member

    Aug 30, 2010
    i have all the issues you spoke of i really need a job i have a clean cdl i do have experience but it is over 20 years old so my cdl reports as new issue thanx
  3. wolfen

    wolfen Bobtail Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Dalton GA
    can you send me the infomation about the company and do they hire out of Florida ?
  4. wolfen

    wolfen Bobtail Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Dalton GA
    I,m having the same problem ! I spent the last 3 years working for myself because the small town i lived in was mainly carpet companys and where not hirering anyone so i went and started working for myself doing odd jobs under the table ! your not alone when it comes to haveing trouble due not having anything to show for 3 years !
  5. Ryum

    Ryum Bobtail Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    I got my CDL a couple of weeks ago and this is about how things have gone for me. I did not go to a "school" because I just got the book, read it and flew thru the tests and rented a truck for a couple of hours and passed the driving test with no issue. Though I could probably use some more practice on my parallel parking.

    I am in the Dallas / Fort worth texas area if anyone knows of any jobs that will hire someone with no experience I'd really appreciate any info about it.

    My main issue with the same companies as Capt listed is even if you already have the CDL they still want you to do the 8+ week training, and a year contract and ect. That year contract is the main thing that keeps me away. I really don't want to do be in that situation unless absolutely necessary.

    If I could just get 3 months experience with ANY driving job then I could get my foot in the door with several companies then after 6 months to a year I'd be fine with most of them.
  6. pagan22

    pagan22 Light Load Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    I quit a job to attend truck driving school and now I find out that Michigan is considered a dead state. It's hard as hell to find anyone wanting to hire someone from MI (luckily I live below 96) because they all want 3-6 months experience. As a result of me switching careers, I have a 2 month hole in my employment and US Xpress said they wouldn't hire me because of my work history.

    It's discouraging.
  7. PainNdaNeck

    PainNdaNeck Light Load Member

    Jan 19, 2011
    soooo did u ever get a trucking job??...nevermind saw u did in a diff thread
  8. vicshepardnrs

    vicshepardnrs Bobtail Member

    Feb 20, 2011
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  9. jvar4001

    jvar4001 Medium Load Member

    Mar 4, 2011
  10. romexjockey

    romexjockey Bobtail Member

    Feb 4, 2011
    South Berwick, Maine
    Unfortunately, I am still rather new here and I am unable to PM you to obtain the info that you have offered. I am at the end of my rope and ready to give up my fight to find a company that will give me an opportunity to get started on this path. If you could PM me with the info, I would be most appreciative.
    Many thanks!!
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