Temp agencies?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Crazyeyes, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. ecdrivers

    ecdrivers Bobtail Member

    May 10, 2012
    Bensalem, PA
    See! That's the reputation I am talking about. I don't understand how or why an agency would do that. It makes all of us look like ##### holes. We would never put the tractor before the trailer so to speak. I am truly sorry for your bad experience in the past.
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  3. Gizmo_Man

    Gizmo_Man Road Train Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Hardly around
    You would have a very hard time, convincing me, you and your company are better.

    Not only me, but the THOUSANDS of others as well. The wannabe's and newbies will buy your rhetoric, from this point on.

    I wish you well, but sadly, I see you and your company, not up to the task at hand.
  4. Cerberus

    Cerberus Medium Load Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    We got 2 maybe 3 trucker temp services here and i've never heard a bad word about them. They do have tough standards to work for them but thats their perogative to do so. I personally have done a few jobs for them and can not complain at all. And it was an adventure, gave me the chance to get my feet wet at different companies and got the chance to see how the company really operated and not going by what is said to the general public.
  5. joplinlocal

    joplinlocal Light Load Member

    Sep 25, 2010
    Joplin, MO
    I've gained numerous jobs by going through temp agencies. Working as a temp gives you a chance to get your "foot in the door" even when a company has no plans to hire. Perform well enough and chances are good you'll be hired on full time. I went though a temp agency for my current position and have been there 6 years and can't complain one bit. Best job I've ever had IMO.

    There is no shame working as a "temp". A job is a job and a man has to do whatever is necessary to provide for their family.
    Linte_Loco Thanks this.
  6. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Longview, TX
    Temp agencies I've worked with do not hire newbies. That would be stupid on their part. They are good but have their downsides. You work with a lot of different outfits, mostly small[er], private carriers and thus have to always learn new paperwork, procedures, accounts, etc for each different account you may be assigned to.

    Many drivers will work the temp job until they find somewhere they like and will work it for as long as they can then try and work their way into hiring on with said company (and leaving the temp). It cost companies a little to hire drivers away from a temp agency but if you're a good fit, they're happy to if they want you working for them directly.
  7. chompi

    chompi Road Train Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Deland, FL
    There are literally thousands of them out there now! Look on Craigslist, every other ad for driving employment is someone working out of their basement recruiting drivers! They won't tell you the name of the company either. Hard to tell these recruiters from scam artists! Well I guess there really isn't much difference anyways.
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