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good driver,employment needed

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by tyrwil, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. tyrwil

    tyrwil New Member

    I've been off the road for 5 mths now,driving local bobtail. Can't seem to get hired on with otr companies without recent otr experience. Been driving otr for ten years ; no felonies, tickets , or accidents within the last 5yrs. I just changed my license over from Louisiana to California. All but passenger end. I'm living in perris ca right now but relocation is not a problem.
    Any owner operaters looking for a good dependable driver?
    tyrone 951-722-4941 tyronwilliams345@yahoo.com

  2. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum, and good luck finding a job
  3. Racer X 69

    Racer X 69 Member

    Welcome to Truckers Forum Tyrone.

    Wanna run flatbed?
  4. Powerfullpepper

    Powerfullpepper New Member

    You might want to try J.B. Hunt. I will advise you that you will have to be patient if hired on. While in orientation you will not get all of the eobr, electronic on board recorder training needed. You will be tested to see how your temperament is under stress. Try not to turn downloads. They also have dedicated, and intermodal runs. here is a link to the company web site; http://www.j.b.hunt/jobs Best, regards.
  5. KevTruckin

    KevTruckin Well-Known Member

    you been driving local bobtail????
    lol! :bonk:
  6. tyrwil

    tyrwil New Member

    OK ,fine. any sugestions on employment?
  7. KevTruckin

    KevTruckin Well-Known Member

    i think your gonna have to put in a year before otr companies will hire u.
    once u have a year in your good to go.
    What part of Cali do u live in? you could make more $$$ running local out there then most of these OTR companies once u get a year in.
    OTR is good for some but if u live in a good freight area local driving can be alot better.
  8. tyrwil

    tyrwil New Member

    Thats what I'm working on now, but Perris ca is kind of out of the way. I'll have to make my way to San Diego or La. Everything
    local in this area is mostly bobtail trucks,smaller companies. Won't do me any good gettin otr experiance.
    I think one of my problems is on my resume. Makes me look like a job hopper.
  9. KevTruckin

    KevTruckin Well-Known Member

    what do mean by bobtail trucks?

    a bobtail is jus the truck with no trailer.

    if u see a Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freighliner, etc with no trailer we call that a bobtail.

    If u live in Perris Ca u should have no problem getting a OTR job but your resume might be another story. If u job hopped with jobs other then trucking u should be fine
    If your driving record is bad then u might be in trouble.
  10. Gus

    Gus What?

    You forgot that a straight truck is often referred to as a bobtail.
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  11. Racer X 69

    Racer X 69 Member

    A straight truck is a truck with no trailer.

    I worked as a mechanic for 30 years at an electric utility. Many times people referred to those trucks as "bobtails".

    I just called them utility trucks, digger derricks, manlift trucks, cranes.

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  12. DubbleD

    DubbleD Color Commentator

  13. Racer X 69

    Racer X 69 Member

    Do you think you can hide a $120,000 purchase on your American Express card?
  14. Duck

    Duck Quack

  15. Racer X 69

    Racer X 69 Member

    At 34,000lbs that's a pretty heavy pickup truck.
  16. Duck

    Duck Quack

    I didn't say I didn't want one. :)

    I don't need the drill though. I'd get it with a 5th wheel and pull a big giant 3-axle camper with it. I could live in one of them things.
  17. Racer X 69

    Racer X 69 Member

    Not me. I have way too much stuff.
  18. Racer X 69

    Racer X 69 Member

  19. Racer X 69

    Racer X 69 Member

    [MENTION=10058]tyrwil[/MENTION] I'll ask again.

  20. DubbleD

    DubbleD Color Commentator

    HELL YEAH... it's the new garage I gotta build to store it that might draw attention. View attachment 17307
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