What's the best position??

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Clara3, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Clara3

    Clara3 Light Load Member

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    What's the best option for a SERIOUSLY dedicated driver in tactor/trailer? For their first year.
    ...and after they've gained experience?
    OTR? Dedicated? Intermodal? Jet-set? Regional? Local?
    Thank you!
     
  2. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    LoSt_AgAiN Medium Load Member

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  4. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    That all depends on the individual driver and what he wants out of life among other things. No one answer fits all.
     
  5. quatto

    quatto Medium Load Member

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    I used to drive chemicals. Why do you recommend it?
     
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  6. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    For the first year, it really doesn't matter. Companies like to see otr, but linehaul at any outfit, even one where you're home more frequently, will do.

    After that? You need to specialize immediately. LTL, flatbed, tanker, etc.

    The money is in specialization. There's no money in OTR any more, thanks to the mega carriers.

    And the megas are coming for refrigerated, so keep that in mind. They're not really good at anything, but many customers will take good enough.
     
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  7. Julan91

    Julan91 Bobtail Member

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    I have one year of otr
     
  8. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    That should typically be enough to get you a decent job. The really exclusive jobs like to see two years, but even those places make exceptions.
     
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  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    What did you do after the year?
     
  10. Julan91

    Julan91 Bobtail Member

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    Do you know....Thinking of moving to Missouri do they require to retake all test to transfer out of state cdl?
     
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