Your Thoughs on working for ABF

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Nightwind8830, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

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    ABF might be your first job and last job you can retire from. I would take the ABF over Schneider. Plus at ABF you can do local or Linehaul which is somewhat road. A lot of old guys are retiring from ABF so they might fill the slots up and not hire for awhile as in years. Schneider will always be hiring and will be there to fall back on. But relocating is a big choice so that is up to you. Might try to get on then transfer if you can. If relocating isn't a big deal then do ABF if it is then you got to think about really hard. I relocated for a job and it's worked out tremendously CA to CO.
     
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  3. Boy Howdey

    Boy Howdey Medium Load Member

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    Schneider will always be there, but ABF is extremely hard to get on with.

    I've been with ABF as a linehaul driver for 9 years.
     
  4. swiff

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    Do they pay for the 1 month of school? They said I have to go to there school. I think it lasts for a month.
     
  5. Boy Howdey

    Boy Howdey Medium Load Member

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    I think so.You have to call their recruiting department.

    I know they hired guys without a cdl, made them work the dock before sending them to school.
     
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  6. ACH1130

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    ABF has terminals in Brooklyn, Bay Shore, Carlststadt, and a few others in jersey... Just a thought
     
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  7. swiff

    swiff Light Load Member

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    They are only hiring for the PA location last time I checked. This is for people with no experience if u have 1 year experience then year more terminals will hire you.
    I think I will go with Schneider to get my experience hopefully ABF has opening in a year or two so I can get on with them. I cannot relocate in such a short time frame.
     
  8. Shaggy

    Shaggy Road Train Member

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    You confuse me,

    Have fun @ SNI getting your cdl, No one likes a troll.
     
  9. Boy Howdey

    Boy Howdey Medium Load Member

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    Tough deal. Good luck.
     
  10. swiff

    swiff Light Load Member

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  11. swiff

    swiff Light Load Member

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    I just got my CDL this month shaggy. I also I have a truck with a driver I am running with my own authority. Crazy I know.

    I need to get experience in the field before I take over my truck which is why I have a driver for it. I may not even take it over if I can get on with a union job. I will just use the truck for business.
     
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