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Old 05-10-2013, 07:46 AM   #1
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CDL experience/help

I have a CDL and have about a year of otr experience. I have not driven since 2008 but am looking at getting back into it with all the work in the oil fields in South TX. All the trucking companies want recent experience but I am having trouble finding a job to get experience. Does anyone have any advise on what I can do. One company suggested I contact the trucking school I went to for a refresher but they want $2500 just for the refresher and I cant afford that.
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I have heard local companies are hurting for drivers because everyone went south as well. Even school districts are hurting for drivers!

Maybe try driving for a local delivery company or construction company to "freshen" up your experience. If you can afford to....

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As said I'd hit up the delivery companies. Most are always hiring. Look at coke, pepsi, frito lay, bud, coors, republic or my favorite Glazers.
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If you can get in with the right person the oilfield companies will waver the experience requirement. That's how I got into it with no cdl experience whatsoever.
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Alot of the oilfield company's will hire with little or no cdl experience, but sounds like your wanting otr is that right? If so you could try to get on hauling sand or water for someone and use it to freshen up. Ether way good luck hope it works out.
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I am wanting to haul water or sand out to the frac sites, I have been checking with the bigger companies but maybe I need to try the smaller ones. I dont want to go OTR and be gone 2 or 3 weeks at a time.
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Central freight and Estes freight lines are hiring drivers ... you might check with them and its good pay too
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Lie, that's what we used to do 15 -20 yrs ago. Its easy enough to fabricate a friend into an "truck owner" that you drove the truck for. Truck was leased out to, I don't know say...Land Star or some one more local? With your OTR experience you could figure it out.
Try the oilfield hot shot companies like ACME, United Vision etc., find an owner operator that has trucks leased to them and he will push to get you hired if you are a good driver.
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