trying to get my foot in the door

Discussion in 'Seek Employment' started by carlthompson, Jul 10, 2022.

  1. carlthompson

    carlthompson Bobtail Member

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    so i have a felony and misdemeanor on my record and im just trying to find good work. i have about 6 months of otr experience pulling reefers im located in Jacksonville FL , i have no restrictions on my license with a tank endorsement(no hazmat). im interested in getting into flatbed or tanker work obviously id need to be trained for that but at this point ill take any job. ive tried all the second chance companies and the megas wont even look my way. i started at Trans am but was terminated, recently ive been running for a owner operator friend. im looking for something southeast regional but im totally fine with otr especially if im pulling a flatbed or tank(beggers cant be choosers LOL). im former military(Marine Corps) 26 years old and ready to run! ive turned my life around from being homeless on the street to obtaining my cdl im just trying to find honest work. please any information would help thanks in advance.
     
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  3. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Why not stay at the current place until you get a real offer at another company?
     
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  4. carlthompson

    carlthompson Bobtail Member

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    it was kinda a short time deal until i found something available, so its not a option anymore im no longer driving for her at the moment
     
  5. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Sorry.. I was just saying that the devil you know beats the devil you dont! Good luck, there are places out there, but be wary! Stay away from the 1099 thing.
     
  6. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

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    Your issue is the lack of experience. you're still in the territory of only self-insured companies, therefore the megas and second-chance folks, only. If you had another 6 months of experience, the world would open up to you. Since you don't, you'll need to take any possible thing that comes along and suffer through it. Only then will the world become your oyster.
     
  7. carlthompson

    carlthompson Bobtail Member

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    ok atleast there is light at the end of the tunnel, thanks bro
     
  8. carlthompson

    carlthompson Bobtail Member

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    ok thanks for the advice
     
  9. Kansas City Long Hauler

    Kansas City Long Hauler Light Load Member

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    If I was you I would find a construction company and run dump trucks or end dumps so you can gather more experience, a year's worth of city driving will train you well for over the road... There's a lot of over-the-road guys that can't survive the city driving that well... I hope you live in a city that has a lot of construction going on.
     
  10. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

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    End dumps or side dumps. Regular class B dumps won't help the experience requirement.
     
  11. Kansas City Long Hauler

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    Pulling an end up requires a class A...
    Driving a dump truck with a pup trailer also requires a class A...
     
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