Trucking FREEZE???

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Gamechangerzz, Aug 9, 2022.

  1. Gamechangerzz

    Gamechangerzz Light Load Member

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    Hey everybody so I was supposed to have my interview with Schneider last Friday I’ve been calling them since then and been getting nothing but radio silence on apparently I can’t get in touch with the recruiter or any recruiter for that matter. I reached out to swift and they basically gave me the same thing I went on some form that there is a trucking freeze because there’s too many truckers out there. I just wanna know if this is true and anybody knew a company that’s worth going to?

    Just so you guys know prime did give me an offer but like I said I only have my CDL a permit and I feel like I need to go to school that will teach me correctly to pass the test, if they tech well I’ll go to them.
     
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  3. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Check with your states community colleges and vocational trade schools

    my state has a very good 300 hour class for $1,700
    And most people don’t even pay that . the WOIA grant pays for it .

    the private CDL schools are $7,000 and about 120 hours .
    The trucking companies that offer “free” training , are not free, they make you sign a $7,000 personal loan , and they take some money out of every paycheck to repay it . Or give you a credit for every month you stay .
    if you leave the company before the time is up, they will demand the money back.
     
  4. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    (1) you'll get roughly the same quality educationation regardless of which mega you sign on with.
    (2) did you explain to them it was unpossible there was a hiring freeze, their lobbyists insist we need another 5million drivers.
     
  5. Gamechangerzz

    Gamechangerzz Light Load Member

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    I never asked anyone because they keep hanging up on me
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    You have an offer with Prime and CRST, so flip a coin and hit the road.
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    If you go with CRST, tell the school you want to be trained by a refrigerated division driver.
    Good reefer drivers keep the wheels turning even during a recession. I went through two recessions and never missed a days work because food still moves year round.
     
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  7. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    One of the biggest myths in the trucking world is driving schools teach you how to be a driver. This is BS! Driving schools get you a CDL and THEN you learn how to be a driver. Stop worrying about this and do what @Chinatown just said!
     
  8. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Yeah and us seasoned veterans & our insurance pay the price for their " On the Job training "
     
  9. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Heavy Load Member

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    Prime is a good place to learn, just don't sign a lease.
     
  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    They don't call them driver mills for nothing.
     
  11. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

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    We're not really hiring because we're out of trucks to put people in, but I highly doubt the megas don't have the trucks available. Maybe not enough freight, but trucks are empty out there.

    Go with a reefer fleet... they haven't slowed one bit, nor will they. The contents inside the trailer may change (more pork, less caviar), but the volume won't.
     
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