When to apply...

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by TugHillRider, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. TugHillRider

    TugHillRider Light Load Member

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    still in driving school but they have companies that hire right out of the school. Of course they push them on you. Point I’m making is that all these companies will give you contingent job offers right now, even being only halfway through the course.

    Anyways, I don’t want to go with any of those companies. I know most companies require you to take a refresher course after 30 days of getting your license. I’m trying to avoid that but it could take longer than 30 days to find a driving job...

    Just looking for some insight. Thanks.
     
  2. FlaSwampRat

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    Couldn't hurt to start making calls now and tell them when you will be finishing school. The worst they can do is tell you to call back when you are done.
     
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  3. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Get hold of Abilene and see what they have to offer. Heard good things about em. You could go to them as soon as school is complete.
     
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  4. buddyd157

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    that's about the gist of it..back in my day, when i was in school, i'd be told, go to this place or that place and apply...so i did...and was told each time.."come back when YOU GET your license".......of course, many things have changed, since my oxen cart beginnings...
     
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  5. tscottme

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    The smart way to do this is find the job first (take as much time as needed) and then decide what school/how to get the CDL.

    Raise your right hand. Repeat after me "I am now pre-hired at NASA, NFL, NBA, Google, Facebook, Hollywood, etc for any job you qualify for and if the employer wants you, and you pass the background check & are qualified."

    Pre-hires are like paper towels. They are everywhere and given away freely. They don't mean what the companies want you to think. With a pre-hire you still must do everything someone without a pre-hire must do.
     
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  6. TugHillRider

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    I have a company I want to go to and have had it in mind for a long time. It’s a local company. No experience required but I’m making sure if I can’t get in there then I have other options.
     
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    You should have a job by the time you finish cdl school. Can't think of any reason not to.
     
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  9. starmac

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    Most companies that hire school grads and or require refresher courses after a period of time, is going to require training for a while anyway.
     
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  10. TugHillRider

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    Syracuse, NY
     
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