New Cdl holder

Discussion in 'New Truck Driver Questions' started by ~seventhirty~, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. ~seventhirty~

    ~seventhirty~ New Member

    Advise on which company to go with?!?!
    From CT wanted to stay local but they all want experience. Ideally I'd like to have a dedicated run through CT!
  2. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    @dchawk81 ...any ideas? CT is closer to PA than it is to ID.
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  3. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Well-Known Member

    In CT? No clue.
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  4. gearjammer

    gearjammer jammer Staff Member Supporter

    rule of thump is you will be on the bottom of the totem pole and will be over the road for several years and get every crap load that comes up, prove yourself and the better loads will start to come your way at around 6 months then dedicated will be offered then dedicated local.
    you might get lucky but it usually doesn't happen out of the gate,
    good luck in your driving career
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  5. ~seventhirty~

    ~seventhirty~ New Member

    Thanx I appreciate the knowledge [emoji1303]
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  6. gearjammer

    gearjammer jammer Staff Member Supporter

    hang in there it goes faster than you think
  7. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare Supporter

    Which part of CT?
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  8. ~seventhirty~

    ~seventhirty~ New Member

    East Haven
  9. AK7

    AK7 Well-Known Member

    Mclane food service.
    Start as a 2nd seat and work your way up.
    Local gig.
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  10. Thunder Road

    Thunder Road Well-Known Member

    That's a good choice. Also Sygma Network; same deal as McLane.
    NFI Industries may have some regional or local.
    New Penn - home daily - One year of truck driving experience OR a graduate from an approved driving school.
    West Marine
    Smith Transport - northeast regional
    Lily Transportation Corp - sometimes hires new cdl grads
    Richard Recruiting - home weekends for 48 hrs.
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  11. ironpony

    ironpony Well-Known Member Supporter

    RC Moore

    They want experience because driving a semi in local traffic, hitting docks in congested areas is fairly high risk stuff. Especially for someone who hasn't pulled a load yet.

    CDL school does not turn out finished truck drivers. The get you far enough to take the training wheels off.
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  12. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Well-Known Member

    Yeah we had to maneuver the truck but nothing particularly difficult. Although it doesn't feel easy when you're new and being watched. Especially the being watched part.
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  13. GAnthony

    GAnthony Well-Known Member

    go up I-91...plenty of companies along the route. i think stop and shop, is closer to I-95, forget the exact area. (i'm thinking exit 9???)

    then you have NEMF, New Penn, i think OD, Yellow, Sysco(??), Sygma(??), and i think R+L(??)
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  14. ~seventhirty~

    ~seventhirty~ New Member

    Thanx to everyone! I'll keep u guys posted really appreciate it!!
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  15. realdesertkickin

    realdesertkickin Well-Known Member

    yup, and 'ABF' always check your Ups as well...aim high yo...
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  16. MrBusTrucker

    MrBusTrucker Member

    I went to trucking school in Somers. I know for a fact that Werner has a dedicated General Dollar account in Winsdor Locks (or anywhere near the area). However, you might be expected to be touching 100% of the freight you haul because the stores don't have loading docks.
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