Truck Driving jobs ???

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Well,its time for a change.I lost my job back in November in the Manufacturing business.Ive been doing the 12hr day 3/2 schedule for 24 yrs.I went and got my Class B w/Hazmat/Tanker license with no luck on finding a job.So next,starting March 21st,starting WCTS truckdriving class for 8 weeks to get my Class A.Question is for you newcomers to this industry.Im not wanting a OTR position,im wanting a regional driver or local position.Is it possible to get one of these with no experience?
 
Yes there are some bigger truck companies that will hire with no experience, Werner trucking in Lithia springs actually has a truck driving school on there site, another one I can think of is swift in lithonia
 

kmckinnie

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Yes. It is possible. I just started but doing OTR. I want to get my own truck in 2 years. Going to Boise now with a load of chicken.
 
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I'm going to school at West Georgia Technical to get my license.I don't want to get my license with a company because they send you across the US and plus you have to sign a contract to work for them.This is the reason why I'm going to Tech school to get my license.
 

ddgarcia

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Plenty of jobs many will hire you fresh outta school but most won't pay much. Don't know what level of income you're looking for and what level of Bull Scat you're willing to tollerate. Did you try the package gas industry? Airgas , Linde, Air Liquide? Think most of those have class B driving jobs avail. Decent pay but you're gonna take some bull. Most gasoline haulers will probably hire you too once you have your A. Try Florida Rock. Just don't expect to make much starting out
 

kmckinnie

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I'm going to school at West Georgia Technical to get my license.I don't want to get my license with a company because they send you across the US and plus you have to sign a contract to work for them.This is the reason why I'm going to Tech school to get my license.
WhAt town is this school in.
 

3ringer

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I can't say it is impossible to find local regional work out of school. Most companies require two years experience. You may find a small independent company that will take a chance on you. Once you get some experience, your choice of companies and pay goes up.
 

j_seph

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I worked at a beer distributor years ago, they helped me get mine while I worked as a helper and got to drive under my learners and still make money in the process. Once I passed the test I got my own route
 
Most local companies will not hire you with out experience. Insurance want cover you. Go to truckers report .com and research any company you think about driving for.
 
Just always remember, u will either have time home or money but not both at the same time. I'm thinking of getting back into my trk. I parked it in January to take a job at a papermill. Working way more now for less money than I did in a very long time trucking.
 

Huntemall

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Dot Transportation Inc is hiring drivers in Villa Rica

Hey Z71. I am the director of transportation for Dot Transportation out of Vidalia, Ga. We are looking for drivers in the Villa Rica area and we are over at West Ga Tech recruiting frequently. If you live in the area and want to work for a reputable company with good equipment and solid growth Dot Foods is the place.

Look us up at dotfoods.com. Dot Transportation is the trucking company for Dot Foods.

We are family owned and we treat our drivers with respect. We do hire drivers right out of school.

If you need more info PM me and I will send you my direct contact info.
 
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