Trying To Get Back In To The Game

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  1. billymac69

    billymac69 Bobtail Member

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    I have a CDL Class A license and over 8 year experience, BUT that was 12 years ago. I still have the license and I am trying to get back into the game.

    Reason:(I stepped down due to a mental illness my daughter had which is nolonger requiring my attention.)

    I have called many of the big players CRST, Swift, and Heartland Express. They all tell me that I need to find a company willing to take a chance on me or go back to Truck driving school. Going back to school sounds like a logical decision, BUT I have bills to pay and can't take that much time off. In my mind, I remember everything such as the mechanics of driving, the fundementals of backing the truck in a dock, and keeping up with the paperwork. These things to me are like riding a bike you just don't forget. If anyone knows anybody out there willing to take a chance please let me know. I will not disappoint I swear it.

    Thanks
     
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  3. bobobrazil

    bobobrazil Medium Load Member

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    Find a small mom and pop company. Test drive for them.
    You will need to show where you've been the last ten years.
    Big companies will not even consider it.
    Think about hauling dirt or something like that for a while.
    You can ease back in if you are resourceful.
     
  4. billymac69

    billymac69 Bobtail Member

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    yeah...that's what I will have to do I suppose. Was just hoping someone knew a company that had a program for people like me. Thanks for the reply.
     
  5. Bumpy

    Bumpy Road Train Member

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    Would not hauling grain for a farmer,(OTR) be an option too?
     
  6. billymac69

    billymac69 Bobtail Member

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    I will haul pig crap if the money's right!!!!:biggrin_25525:
     
  7. billymac69

    billymac69 Bobtail Member

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    Update: I received an offer from ADAMS Petroleum and this is like a dream come true. Thank you all for your support. As for refresher courses, in my opinion it is nothing short of extortion. If you have a situation like mine just hang in there and keep on looking. eventually a door will open.
     
  8. atrashman

    atrashman Bobtail Member

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    just another way for the BIG bfc to run the extortion scam on the unwise ones good luck !!
     
  9. northstarfire0693

    northstarfire0693 Medium Load Member

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    Be there in a 1- 1/2 when I get out the military. Let us know how you do at ADAMS...Good luck brother.


    I do think we need to start a thread on companies that will hire drivers without having to go back to TDS
     
  10. no mercy

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    hi billy my name is budd if ur still intrested in driving job call me 941 565-9542 i have a guy looking for a driver immediatly I 2 was out for 7 yrs and no one would give me a chance until i found this guy he gave me a chance when no one else would now he needs a driver this week so if ur interested call me for more details this is no b/s call me
     
  11. xlsdraw

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    Kinghunter is looking for a ride. He's out of Melbourne.
     
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