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Scott_Ent1 in Chicago, Illinois

77 months ago

I'm thinking about starting Star truck driving school here in IL. I would like to get a class B CDL. My question for you people that have had a CDL for a while is this.... I have been looking at class B CDL jobs around here, and it just seems like they all want at LEAST 1 year driving experience. If I graduated from Star trucking school would I just be screwed and not be able to find a local job??

Thanks in advance guys.
-scott.

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Derrick Harrison in Paterson, New Jersey

77 months ago

I need a job that don't require experiance driver

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jymmsoxx in Strongsville, Ohio

76 months ago

just got my class b cdl, 50 yrs old, they still want experience!! good luck!~

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Manny in Lakewood, New Jersey

75 months ago

I got my class B and I say your best bet is to get a friend who is well spoken to say you drove for him. Thats what I did most of these companies call up the number you give them. You have to tell them it was off the books. Make sure your friend puts a company name on his voicemail and that he answers the phone with that company name. Like Hello this is Mike at ABC Company how can I help you. Just remember to get all your job duties, what you were delivering and all the info the same. Good luck.Make sure its not a company like pepsi yet until you get some exp.

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snoop in Jackson, New Jersey

73 months ago

I had my cdl class b 4 3 weeks and i cant get or find a job because i need experience...The only way 2 get that is 2 go over the road and i cant do that because of my kids so what can i do?

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snoop in Jackson, New Jersey

73 months ago

If i have 2 go over the road i just want 2 do about 5-6 mths over the road but be home weekends...Do any1 kno class b jobs like that?

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clearmindpro in Summerville, South Carolina

73 months ago

snoop in Jackson, New Jersey said: If i have 2 go over the road i just want 2 do about 5-6 mths over the road but be home weekends...Do any1 kno class b jobs like that?

try checking with some moving companies -- a lot of them run class b trucks and you are home most weekends and even during the week sometimes if you have a local job

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bill in Toms River, New Jersey

73 months ago

U know what this is all a big mess , We go get a cdl to get a good job ,so we can make a few bucks.The reality of it is if u dont have a hook somewhere you are just spinning your wheels trying to find someone who will give u a shot.U r not worth the risk to the insurance copany , so then u either find yourself OTR or working for some broke ass truckin alfit with old equipment that pays jack shiz.I have called for jobs and all u can get out is ur name and what ur calling about and they ask "u have any exp."..If the answer is no then its dial tone for u pal.If anyone can give me a way to get that exp. w out the OTR lets hear it.

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chris in Madison, Wisconsin

73 months ago

Scott_Ent1 in Chicago, Illinois said: I'm thinking about starting Star truck driving school here in IL. I would like to get a class B CDL. My question for you people that have had a CDL for a while is this.... I have been looking at class B CDL jobs around here, and it just seems like they all want at LEAST 1 year driving experience. If I graduated from Star trucking school would I just be screwed and not be able to find a local job??

Thanks in advance guys.
-scott.

I have my Class A/B/C and the only job I got is driving Dump Truck (Class B) for a Asphalt Paving Company and it pays like Crap but you can find places that will take new drivers you may not drive every day or all day like take a load then push dirt all day BUT! once you got driving under your belt you can go anywere.Ive had my CDL for 4 months now..Good Luck

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shane walker in Fort Drum, New York

72 months ago

bill in Toms River, New Jersey said: U know what this is all a big mess , We go get a cdl to get a good job ,so we can make a few bucks.The reality of it is if u dont have a hook somewhere you are just spinning your wheels trying to find someone who will give u a shot.U r not worth the risk to the insurance copany , so then u either find yourself OTR or working for some broke ass truckin alfit with old equipment that pays jack shiz.I have called for jobs and all u can get out is ur name and what ur calling about and they ask "u have any exp."..If the answer is no then its dial tone for u pal.If anyone can give me a way to get that exp. w out the OTR lets hear it.

i wish i new a OTR company that would hire me. i just graduated from trucking school and cant find a job period!!!! please tell me a company that will hire me.

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robbie in Galion, Ohio

72 months ago

Scott_Ent1 in Chicago, Illinois said: I'm thinking about starting Star truck driving school here in IL. I would like to get a class B CDL. My question for you people that have had a CDL for a while is this.... I have been looking at class B CDL jobs around here, and it just seems like they all want at LEAST 1 year driving experience. If I graduated from Star trucking school would I just be screwed and not be able to find a local job??

Thanks in advance guys.
-scott.

scott i live in ohio i have had a class b cdl since i was 17 im now 23 if you are going to get a cdl get your class A a class be is easy to get but not easy to find another job

Robbie

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eric 25 in Los Angeles, California

72 months ago

[QUOTE who="eric 25
in EL MONTE, California"]i have my class b licence for about 3 years. And at the moment I am getting payed 21.40[/QUOTE

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jwm in Blackwood, New Jersey

71 months ago

I got my cdl driving for a school bus co. 12.75 an hr.. No benefits but they paid me to get a class b. Then I got a job with an local air freight co. working wknds. Hauling periodicals for the us mail . More money but still no benefits.Now I'm working one job for a freight forwarder in philadelphia. Even more money,tons of OT, plus benefits,and wknds. off. With the initial investment of two years working two jobs, the last six years I'm consistantly making btw. $40- $50,000 a yr. Now there is alot of small companies doing the same thing. Most run non cdl trucks because its cheaper. And want cdl drivers because we're cheaper to insure. In the philadelphia region non union pays $13-$19.00 hr. union pays $16-$28.00 hr. DHL for example. Oh! I forgot, the bus co. gave me $800.00 hiring bonus for getting the cdl. w/air brake and passenger endorsment. I could also change careers and drive coach buses to atlantic city casino's. Those drivers make up to $60,000 plus tips. I like what I'm doing and the people are great.I hope this gives you some ideas. Good luck,see ya down the road.

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Reality in Chicago, Illinois

71 months ago

Point blank the whole industry sucks.. They want the driver to completely devote his life to trucking, but they dont want to pay him or her for the sacrifice. The big companies like swift, j.b hunt, werner etc feel like why should we pay them what they are worth? The urban legend is that truckers earn good pay.. When actually most of them dont even earn over 50k a year.. All they earn is divorces from never being home with their families, and stress because thru it all they still cant pay their bills.. I been driving for 5 years.. I got a class A cdl with average exp and credentials expected in 5 years and its been a waste of time for the most part.. Everybody on the outside looking in hear that truckers earn god pay so they go to school. Then most of em see they have trouble finding jobs, then when they get one the pay is useless, they quit, and another sucker starts the cycle all over again and spends $3,000+ to learn how to drive.. And this industry thrives on that cycle. New drivers who know no better. Look at the turn over rates for all them big fortune 500 companies. Its almost 50%! If it was so good why does everybody leave? And lets not even talk about owner op's.. I got a couple friends that own trucks.. Been doin it for years, and still cant clear $1,500 a week. Its pathetic. The whole trucking system is designed for all the yuppy college boys n girls who book the loads to get rich shuffling paperwork while the grunts who do all the ground work get nothing but laughed at behind closed doors by preppy management in air conditioned cubicles..

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driven for years in Capitol Heights, Maryland

71 months ago

[QUOT E who="jason in Hanna, Wyoming"]here is what is worng with you i am a cdl holder and i have seen this done befor and if you get cought you and your frined will go to jail for a long time that is like laying to the goverment it is a feral crime they will find out when something goes worng and it will becuase you dont know what you are doing

you neeed to learn how to spell first,brothers dont give up

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Mike in New Philadelphia, Ohio

71 months ago

shane walker in Fort Drum, New York said: i wish i new a OTR company that would hire me. i just graduated from trucking school and cant find a job period!!!! please tell me a company that will hire me.

If you're wanting OTR, just go to your local truck stop and pick up a book and look through them. There are LOTS of OTR companies looking for people with little or no exp. to drive for them.

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EDDIE LEE in Irvine, California

70 months ago

eric in Montebello, California said: i have my class b licence for about 3 years. And at the moment I am getting payed 21.40

Are they still hiring? I Have my class A for a year and a half.

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EDDIE LEE in Irvine, California

70 months ago

eric 25 in Los Angeles, California said: [QUOTE who="eric 25
in EL MONTE, California"]i have my class b licence for about 3 years. And at the moment I am getting payed 21.40[/QUOTE

ARE THEY STILL HIRING? I have a class A for a year and half.

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NATE in Calumet City, Illinois

70 months ago

Ranger523260 in Niles, Michigan said: I am a lead instructor at a CDL school in Michigan. We train students for "A" and "B" lic. Some students think because they attend a school for 3 weeks that they are truck drivers. The school is only the begining you have much to learn before you are a pro. We help our students with job placement, but remember you are not going to start at the top of the pay scale. The bulk of the good jobs are held buy the most experenced drivers. You should have got the "A" lic and it would have improved your chances for a local job. As for the $7000.00 we charge $3900.00. You can hold out till your 30 but they will still want (prefer) experince. You can go with an expedite co. get some road time then try local again.

HELLO I WENT TO PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE AND GRADUATED. UNFORTUNATELY I'M HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING A JOB. WHAT ARE EXPEDITE COMPANYS?

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sara in Grand Rapids, Michigan

70 months ago

haul cattle... no one likes to haul cattle. it IS high risk but also high reward and they seem to always be looking for drivers. Google it or hang out at your local truck stop and wait for a bullrack....

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kylen in Redlands, California

70 months ago

Scott_Ent1 in Chicago, Illinois said: I'm thinking about starting Star truck driving school here in IL. I would like to get a class B CDL. My question for you people that have had a CDL for a while is this.... I have been looking at class B CDL jobs around here, and it just seems like they all want at LEAST 1 year driving experience. If I graduated from Star trucking school would I just be screwed and not be able to find a local job??

Thanks in advance guys.
-scott.

No your not screwed. You just cant start at the top. Try driving for an owner operator or apply for regional or weekly home time positions. Remember even if you start a regional position, that dont mean you have to stay on there past 6 months. also every job transfers within so start a weekly home time job and then transfer in 2 or 3 months

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female in Lancaster, California

70 months ago

Cement Truck companys always take new drivers with as little exp the pay sucks the hours suck but its a job and you get good at it you can move on to better

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doug in Chicago, Illinois

69 months ago

Scott_Ent1 in Chicago, Illinois said: I'm thinking about starting Star truck driving school here in IL. I would like to get a class B CDL. My question for you people that have had a CDL for a while is this.... I have been looking at class B CDL jobs around here, and it just seems like they all want at LEAST 1 year driving experience. If I graduated from Star trucking school would I just be screwed and not be able to find a local job??

Thanks in advance guys.
-scott.


every place i call all they want is experiece had my lincense b over 14 months
need more job resources web no help job search

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shane walker in Fort Drum, New York

69 months ago

shane walker in Fort Drum, New York said: i wish i new a OTR company that would hire me. i just graduated from trucking school and cant find a job period!!!! please tell me a company that will hire me.

ok its me again.... its been 2 or 3 moths and i landed very good jobs. no experience either. i work 2 full time jobs now one is driving a propane truck and the other is plowing the air field for dort drum military installation. few more moths and i can go anywere..........my advice is to be patient and take what ever you can find....because experience is experience. and driving is driving its allllll the same. good luck to the newbies!!

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Dave in Albuquerque, New Mexico

69 months ago

Scott_Ent1 in Chicago, Illinois said: I'm thinking about starting Star truck driving school here in IL. I would like to get a class B CDL. My question for you people that have had a CDL for a while is this.... I have been looking at class B CDL jobs around here, and it just seems like they all want at LEAST 1 year driving experience. If I graduated from Star trucking school would I just be screwed and not be able to find a local job??

Thanks in advance guys.
-scott.

scott
this is what i did i went to the local community college here and took their truck driver course. make sure the course is PTDI certified. like you i had no experience but some company's recognize finishing the PTDI course as 1 year of exp. also understand this class should take you about 12 weeks to finish , i dont know the costs of the school in your area but over here i got everything from my health exam to final day of testing for the license for 900 bucks. and a few months later hired on with a nationally known freight company at 52 cents per mile and they would not even consider with out the PTDI certificate so check it out and good luck

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mike in jacksonville, fl

69 months ago

Scott_Ent1 in Chicago, Illinois said: I'm thinking about starting Star truck driving school here in IL. I would like to get a class B CDL. My question for you people that have had a CDL for a while is this.... I have been looking at class B CDL jobs around here, and it just seems like they all want at LEAST 1 year driving experience. If I graduated from Star trucking school would I just be screwed and not be able to find a local job??

Thanks in advance guys.
-scott.

no you wouldn't that would give you a class A liscence which is makes you eligible to drive under every other class automatically

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sweet k in birmingham, Alabama

69 months ago

My husband is interested in getting his class A cdl. I was wondering if anyone knew of a short, inexpensive program in Alabama he could attend?

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Lacie in Creston, Iowa

69 months ago

Reality in Chicago, Illinois said: Point blank the whole industry sucks.. They want the driver to completely devote his life to trucking, but they dont want to pay him or her for the sacrifice. The big companies like swift, j.b hunt, werner etc feel like why should we pay them what they are worth? The urban legend is that truckers earn good pay.. When actually most of them dont even earn over 50k a year.. All they earn is divorces from never being home with their families, and stress because thru it all they still cant pay their bills.. I been driving for 5 years.. I got a class A cdl with average exp and credentials expected in 5 years and its been a waste of time for the most part.. Everybody on the outside looking in hear that truckers earn god pay so they go to school. Then most of em see they have trouble finding jobs, then when they get one the pay is useless, they quit, and another sucker starts the cycle all over again and spends $3,000+ to learn how to drive.. And this industry thrives on that cycle. New drivers who know no better. Look at the turn over rates for all them big fortune 500 companies. Its almost 50%! If it was so good why does everybody leave? And lets not even talk about owner op's.. I got a couple friends that own trucks.. Been doin it for years, and still cant clear $1,500 a week. Its pathetic. The whole trucking system is designed for all the yuppy college boys n girls who book the loads to get rich shuffling paperwork while the grunts who do all the ground work get nothing but laughed at behind closed doors by preppy management in air conditioned cubicles..

This is Funny! SO SAD BUR TRUE!

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KillingisaArt in Chicago, Illinois

69 months ago

EDDIE LEE in Irvine, California said: ARE THEY STILL HIRING? I have a class A for a year and half.

Hello my name is Mr Keith and i am having a hard time find a job with class A cdl from a school i graduted in st paul minsota interstated truck driving like to drive simple garbage truck with no real job experince how will give me a chance how can give me some hints sign rookie of the year mulligankeith@yahoo.com

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KillingisaArt in Chicago, Illinois

69 months ago

Manny in Lakewood, New Jersey said: I got my class B and I say your best bet is to get a friend who is well spoken to say you drove for him. Thats what I did most of these companies call up the number you give them. You have to tell them it was off the books. Make sure your friend puts a company name on his voicemail and that he answers the phone with that company name. Like Hello this is Mike at ABC Company how can I help you. Just remember to get all your job duties, what you were delivering and all the info the same. Good luck.Make sure its not a company like pepsi yet until you get some exp.

ps its dam shame you have to lie in these world to get things done
sign rookie of the year with a class a cdl license and no job

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KillingisaArt in Chicago, Illinois

69 months ago

Reality in Chicago, Illinois said: Point blank the whole industry sucks.. They want the driver to completely devote his life to trucking, but they dont want to pay him or her for the sacrifice. The big companies like swift, j.b hunt, werner etc feel like why should we pay them what they are worth? The urban legend is that truckers earn good pay.. When actually most of them dont even earn over 50k a year.. All they earn is divorces from never being home with their families, and stress because thru it all they still cant pay their bills.. I been driving for 5 years.. I got a class A cdl with average exp and credentials expected in 5 years and its been a waste of time for the most part.. Everybody on the outside looking in hear that truckers earn god pay so they go to school. Then most of em see they have trouble finding jobs, then when they get one the pay is useless, they quit, and another sucker starts the cycle all over again and spends $3,000+ to learn how to drive.. And this industry thrives on that cycle. New drivers who know no better. Look at the turn over rates for all them big fortune 500 companies. Its almost 50%! If it was so good why does everybody leave? And lets not even talk about owner op's.. I got a couple friends that own trucks.. Been doin it for years, and still cant clear $1,500 a week. Its pathetic. The whole trucking system is designed for all the yuppy college boys n girls who book the loads to get rich shuffling paperwork while the grunts who do all the ground work get nothing but laughed at behind closed doors by preppy management in air conditioned cubicles..

Hey i hate to say it but that does sound like the truth!!!!!!!! after i
left cr england in salt lake city utah i have a class a cdl for minsota no real over the road experience /just left school rookie love to start working not making any money punching the keys on these computer hahhahahaha

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KillingisaArt in Chicago, Illinois

69 months ago

Wife of Driver in Berwyn, Illinois said: Try local unions to see if they have an apprentice program for truck driving. An apprentice program is free and you will work and earn money while you are learning. They are out there you just need to look. My husband is in the construction trade and has had his B CDL for over 10 years. He works maybe 9 months out of the year becuase of weather conditions but will still gross about $55K this year. Scale is just under $30.00 per hour and the benefits are good. My husbands employer pays for our family health and welfare benefits and contributes to the pension fund. To get his license he applied for a job with the Chicago Transit Authority. He was able to get a job cleaning busses and a B CDL was required. The CTA is certified to train drivers. He went through their program (about 1-2 weeks) and the instructor gave him paperwork to take tothe DMV to get his CDL. Our only expense was the written exam and the cost of the license. There is good work out there but everyone needs to start at the bottom and work their way to the top.

Love to Know the truth hard working man will dig a hole all day
with no complaints !!!!!!!!!!not making any money punching the keys on these computers need a litte push recent gradute from interstate truck driving school in st paul minsota
Class a CDL license have to start some where rookie of the year
please reply need work experience

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AJ2284 in Wentzville, Missouri

69 months ago

I just got my class b and I have a family friend who drives for anhiserbusch company and he has gottin me a job there. But even there you start out riding with someone as partime. But in the end I'll be making good money.

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Mozzi in Champaign, Illinois

68 months ago

bill in Toms River, New Jersey said: U know what this is all a big mess , We go get a cdl to get a good job ,so we can make a few bucks.The reality of it is if u dont have a hook somewhere you are just spinning your wheels trying to find someone who will give u a shot.U r not worth the risk to the insurance copany , so then u either find yourself OTR or working for some broke ass truckin alfit with old equipment that pays jack shiz..

That's right people, REALITY CHECK HERE FOLKS ! You don't have a clue how to drive or take care of a truck. Just because you passed some little test in an office that doesn't know anything about trucking doesn't mean that YOU know anything. You know $hit people, NOTHING !

Take that job with the small, good for nothing company that't running crap for equipment and learn from the experience. Learn how to drive, learn how to understand the truck, learn how to keep a truck running,LEARN, LEARN, LEARN.

For you truck driving school grads, you don't know $hit either... you all have so much to learn. You see us "experienced" guys out here doing what we do and it looks easy, but what you don't realize is that we had to learn too, and it take time... lots of time. My biggest lesson in trucking was after I'd been driving for 5 years, the lesson was that even with 5 years behind me, I still didn't know squat !
I have 25 years OTR, 48 states & Canada in all weather/seasons and mountians too pulling everything from flatbeds and stepdecks to vans, reefers, pnuematics and tanks... stretch trailers, oversize and what ever else. I've hauled everything from the kitchen sink to an airplain loaded with dope ! I've been followed, put in jail, and nearly fallen off of the side of a mountian.

EXPERIENCE doesn't come by sitting around and complaining on some forum, it comes by dropping your standards and taking what ever job you can, driving what ever piece of junk they give you and learning how to make that junk work for you.

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Floor Guy in Westwood, New Jersey

68 months ago

I have my class B for about 17 years ,but haven't drove a truck for least 15 years . Now that economy is slow i have to look for another job ( my current job is very slow).Anybody knew who is hiring right now? I apply for garbage co like WM and water co like Poland . Can anyone help me out?

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brian

68 months ago

shane walker in Fort Drum, New York said: i wish i new a OTR company that would hire me. i just graduated from trucking school and cant find a job period!!!! please tell me a company that will hire me.

go to swift or one of the big named company's truct me they will take ya.

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Yvette H. in Elmwood Park, Illinois

68 months ago

Kevin Lewter in Hazel Green, Alabama said: well, probably what will happen is when you complete the truck driving school...other companys will come to the school when you graduate and offer you a job..

My name is Yvette. I am in a suburb of chicago il. I also was interested in getting my CDL B license, yet didn't have alot of money. So, I applied for a job as a part-time bus operator at Pace Northwest (desplaines, IL). They trained me for my cdl b with airbrake, passenger endorsements. Not only that, I started off making $15.40 an hour. The down fall is that I work split shifts! But if you can get past that, I recommend driving for Pace (then when you have at least 3 yrs exp. with no preventable accidents apply to CTA)

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D2

68 months ago

That sounds good. I don't have experience and haven't been able to find a good paying job in delivery. Yvette, how many hours are you getting and what is the split shift schedule. Thanks.

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Butch in the boro in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

68 months ago

lol... who is this person telling someone to put your buddy up to saying he/she owns.. ABC trucking company on the phone...rofl
All I can say.. you do that.. you & your buddy will be wearing one of those orange jump suits when something happens, like a speeding ticket or some type of wreck, then this is all recorded on data.
Any time you have a CDL, A or B you need to believe this! The laws are changed now, you are no longer driving on laws made for your auto local driver.
You better think about it!
Folks: CDL= Commercial Driver License.. Meaning years ago commercial license use to be known as chauffeur's license & special chauffeur's license.
All that changed years ago to CDL meaning much more federal regulated applying.
If you have a CDL, Class B you might consider getting experience with your local government, like bus driver of some type.. school bus.. local transit authority.
Several usually have their own inhouse classes to train & or assist you in driving jobs.
But after you complete one of those CDL, Class A schools you can go with many OTR trucking outfits. Many have student driver programs after you complete a CDL OTR school.
Some OTR companies may reimburse your school costs.
Check it out!
There's Schneider, Averitt, England, Star Transportation, Swift. Check out one of those mentioned. Ask either one of them, do you have a reimbursement CDL cost plan?
Most all are online & you can apply if you have a CDL, Class A.

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austin01 in jasper, Alabama

67 months ago

jwm in Blackwood, New Jersey said: I got my cdl driving for a school bus co. 12.75 an hr.. No benefits but they paid me to get a class b. Then I got a job with an local air freight co. working wknds. Hauling periodicals for the us mail . More money but still no benefits.Now I'm working one job for a freight forwarder in philadelphia. Even more money,tons of OT, plus benefits,and wknds. off. With the initial investment of two years working two jobs, the last six years I'm consistantly making btw. $40- $50,000 a yr. Now there is alot of small companies doing the same thing. Most run non cdl trucks because its cheaper. And want cdl drivers because we're cheaper to insure. In the philadelphia region non union pays $13-$19.00 hr. union pays $16-$28.00 hr. DHL for example. Oh! I forgot, the bus co. gave me $800.00 hiring bonus for getting the cdl. w/air brake and passenger endorsment. I could also change careers and drive coach buses to atlantic city casino's. Those drivers make up to $60,000 plus tips. I like what I'm doing and the people are great.I hope this gives you some ideas. Good luck,see ya down the road.

hello ive got a class a license which comes with airbrakes like to know how to get own with dhl thx

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tommy in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

67 months ago

prime inc tell your story

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jav in Elizabeth, New Jersey

67 months ago

I can't find a job. I have a class A I graduated from a trucking school, but I have a felony. I want to go over the road but no one wants to hire me with no experience. I have tried the big outfits and still nothing!!! Any suggestions?

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melwilliams@earthlink.net in Astoria, New York

67 months ago

hello, i,started driving trucks back in 1972 , during the viet-nam war,i was trained ,by the army.Since then i have driven tractor trailers, greyhound, buses, box trucks, and a lot heavy equpment, for the water and sewer dept, in atlanta ga.I,am back in ny, with my folks,i have been driving inner, city for different companies. and i,am ready to move on.I currently hold a cdl, class BP,no restrictions.I need help,getting started,please.

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DINOSAUR in Fresno, California

67 months ago

jav in Elizabeth, New Jersey said: I can't find a job. I have a class A I graduated from a trucking school, but I have a felony. I want to go over the road but no one wants to hire me with no experience. I have tried the big outfits and still nothing!!! Any suggestions?

I started out in your situation, but with far more felonies and state prison commitments. Try companies who haul containers. The pay is poor, about $500/wk and they usually pay percentage, and equipment is always marginal. BUT, you're driving a semi and getting experience and that is what is important. Forget the pay and shiny trucks, your first priority right now is to accumulate experience. You just gotta suck it up and pay your dues, the money and shiny trucks are just around the corner. Good luck!

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DINOSAUR in San Francisco, California

67 months ago

Mozzi in Champaign, Illinois said: That's right people, REALITY CHECK HERE FOLKS ! You don't have a clue how to drive or take care of a truck. Just because you passed some little test in an office that doesn't know anything about trucking doesn't mean that YOU know anything. You know $hit people, NOTHING !

Take that job with the small, good for nothing company that't running crap for equipment and learn from the experience. Learn how to drive, learn how to understand the truck, learn how to keep a truck running,LEARN, LEARN, LEARN.

For you truck driving school grads, you don't know $hit either... you all have so much to learn. You see us "experienced" guys out here doing what we do and it looks easy, but what you don't realize is that we had to learn too, and it take time... lots of time. My biggest lesson in trucking was after I'd been driving for 5 years, the lesson was that even with 5 years behind me, I still didn't know squat !
I have 25 years OTR, 48 states & Canada in all weather/seasons and mountians too pulling everything from flatbeds and stepdecks to vans, reefers, pnuematics and tanks... stretch trailers, oversize and what ever else. I've hauled everything from the kitchen sink to an airplain loaded with dope ! I've been followed, put in jail, and nearly fallen off of the side of a mountian.

EXPERIENCE doesn't come by sitting around and complaining on some forum, it comes by dropping your standards and taking what ever job you can, driving what ever piece of junk they give you and learning how to make that junk work for you.

AMEN to that Mozzi. I have been trying to drill that into these kids, but over and over you find that common thread of "This is bulls**t, I have my license and nobody will hire me. I started out hauling container on percentage for some East Indians. Crappy pay, crappy work, crappy equipment, but EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE. Within a year I was working for a tanker company, nice equipment, good pay.

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dwayne gamble in Savannah, Georgia

67 months ago

I Have a class A CDL. I'm looking for local jobs in savannah, ga. I'm willing to work over the road if needed. I needa better job to support my family of a wife and two daughters.

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kathy02001 in Pinson, Alabama

67 months ago

AJ2284 in Wentzville, Missouri said: I just got my class b and I have a family friend who drives for anhiserbusch company and he has gottin me a job there. But even there you start out riding with someone as partime. But in the end I'll be making good money.

for someone whose just got out of trucking school you must find someone who hires student
like swift prime and other youll will be with atrainer for a while before youget atruck if you get out of the truck over a year youll have to go back to school like myself fora refresher thx good luck kathy

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truckin bruce in Mcdonough, Georgia

67 months ago

Scott_Ent1 in Chicago, Illinois said: I'm thinking about starting Star truck driving school here in IL. I would like to get a class B CDL. My question for you people that have had a CDL for a while is this.... I have been looking at class B CDL jobs around here, and it just seems like they all want at LEAST 1 year driving experience. If I graduated from Star trucking school would I just be screwed and not be able to find a local job??

Thanks in advance guys.
-scott.

I know its hard for you to get a job local but your instructor should have informed yall from day 1 that it would be very difficult trying to find a local job without at least 9-12 months otr experience i recommend that you get on the road for 1year and it would pay off for the rest of your career and if you have kids ask your wife parents brother sister etc if they could help out cause what they dont tell you most companies will have you home every weekend

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Shannon in Glendale, California

67 months ago

eric in Montebello, California said: i have my class b licence for about 3 years. And at the moment I am getting payed 21.40

What company do You work 4

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Shannon in Glendale, California

67 months ago

eric 25 in Los Angeles, California said: [QUOTE who="eric 25
in EL MONTE, California"]i have my class b licence for about 3 years. And at the moment I am getting payed 21.40[/QUOTE

Wher do you work?

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