Who is the best "OTR" company to start with for a new guy?

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  1. USMCProud

    USMCProud Bobtail Member

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    I am enrolled in a truck driving school, and will be looking for my 1st job in a few weeks. I also understand that I need to gain some experience before I can land a better trucking job down the road. Can anyone recommend a good company to start with? Thanks.

    Semper Fi
     
  2. Raezzor

    Raezzor Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Might want to try this in the "Motor Carrier Questions" or "Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company" forums. :)
     
  3. paratroop73

    paratroop73 Light Load Member

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    Your best choice IMHO, based on location would be GTI. Now, i personally would be looking into local log hauling, if available. But thats me.
    Regardless, best of luck bubba.
     
  4. USMCProud

    USMCProud Bobtail Member

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    Oops! My bad! Thanks.
     
  5. gar-rose

    gar-rose Light Load Member

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    Breaking into the trucking industry will test your Marine Pride. Despite what the trucking schools are advertising, not many reputable companies are hiring drivers fresh out of school. The dirt bag outfits (don't confuse that with small) are always looking for new bodies to sling on the Merry-Go-Round.

    Unfortunately, the Truck Driver Training Schools are not much better than Mega Carrier Recruiters when it comes to things like honesty and integrity.

    The ads these schools are running are disservice to the students and waste of government "re-training" money.

    With that said, you are gonna have to beat the pavement. Good luck.
     
  6. ibflat2

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    maybe you could check out Market Transportation in Portland, and then GTI (Gordon trucking out of Sumner Washington)
     
  7. Raezzor

    Raezzor Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Gar is right. However, companies DO take note of previous military experience. Most will ask if you are a veteran on their apps, and say they give veterans preference as long as they meet the minimum reqs.
     
  8. leannamarie

    leannamarie "California Girl"

    The "best" company to start with? Might as well ask who makes the best truck or blonde vs brunette. Everyone is going to have their own opinions. Your best bet is to read a lot of different stories and then form your own opinion.
     
  9. Guitar Man

    Guitar Man Medium Load Member

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    In today's state of trucking, none of 'em!:biggrin_255: You could do worse than Gordon,especially given your location.
     
  10. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    you could look into a container hauler in your area, some will take straight out of school
     
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