Update on the Pepsi job i went for in Tampa

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Jmelendez1223, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. SurfBaker

    SurfBaker Light Load Member

    May 12, 2019
    jensen Beach, FL
    I know they hire new grads, most of the work they do out of Lakeland is local. I'm not sure if they're looking for local drivers right now? I should be heading into the terminal in the next few days, I'll ask if they're looking for local drivers.
  2. Jmelendez1223

    Jmelendez1223 Light Load Member

    Jul 29, 2019
    About to take this pepsi road test a bit nervous cause i havent drove a truck since i got my cdl license last year in august hopefully its not that bad wish me luck guys
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  3. flybynight12

    flybynight12 Medium Load Member

    Jan 10, 2015
    Drive slow make slow turns take off slowly and stop slowly pop has a tendency to fly off the pallet when things are done fast trust me you dont want to be picking up pop and re working it every time you get to a customer and if ya get the job the inside of the trailers get icy from broken pop the pallet jack will roll you over
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  4. Jmelendez1223

    Jmelendez1223 Light Load Member

    Jul 29, 2019
    Got you bro during the road test yesterday he started with me going around the yard 4 times to see me change gears and then after that told me to do a alley dock park which for a minute thought i was in motor vehicles doing my test again but whatever he was very serious didnt hardly talk all he said was that ill be driving a 6 speed side loaders and will work saturdays at the end i pass the road test and start orientation monday
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  5. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    You are not going to get a local job in Tampa Florida,
    While living in New Jersey, with zero driving experience.
    Why would any local company waste their time.

    You've got nothing to offer yet.
    No experience,
    Your from another state,
    And they got drivers with experience who live 20
    Minutes away from them.

    Either load up and move to Florida and change
    Your drivers license over, or get a OTR job with
    A company that's based in Florida.

    Make some money, get some experience,
    Get settled in.
    Then while you home for time off apply to those
    Local jobs.
  6. jmz

    jmz Medium Load Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    He literally just said in the post above you that he starts the job on Monday.

    I also successfully got my first driving job the same way. Applied to a few different local jobs in another state, drove down and did a few interviews, got hired on the spot at US Foods.
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  7. Jmelendez1223

    Jmelendez1223 Light Load Member

    Jul 29, 2019
    lolol thank you atleast you read my post but this guy just came outta no where being a bit rude smh and im only doing pepsi to get my expierence and then move to florida
  8. Danny707

    Danny707 Light Load Member

    Mar 26, 2019
    So what’s the reason for not doing a local gig in NJ ? Did your current job pay well enough for you to stay away from CDL life in NJ. Most other areas will kill to have a Northeast driver who’s driven the Northeast with not at fault accidents and clean records especially since it’s tight NYC/Philly/DC/Boston. Congrats on the Pepsi job
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2020
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  9. Jmelendez1223

    Jmelendez1223 Light Load Member

    Jul 29, 2019

    Comes to find out that the reason i didnt get the pepsi position in tampa was because the guy that i knew who works there told his managers thst he didnt knew me to not hire me and the problem was because his baby mother is best friends with my wife and he was having issues with her so he just wanted to become a #######
  10. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
    this is why i NEVER recommend anyone for a job at any place i worked at, or i NEVER wanted anyone else to recommend me for a job at thier place.

    get a job on your own merits and accomplishments, and just do not depend on "word of mouth help"...

    don't matter if one is many years experienced or fresh out of school, do it on your own, and owe NO ONE nuffin.

    better luck to you next time, and DO NOT BE so dependent on others. this should be a lesson learnt.
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