Any Californial CDL Schools to Old Dominion?

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  1. SierrasTrucker

    SierrasTrucker New Member

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    Hello, I would like to drive linehaul for Old Dominion. I am taking CLP tests next week.
    In a separate thread, it was mentioned (by OD employee) that at least for the State of Washinington is an example of CDL school that sends grduates directly to OD for linehaul. (cdstruckschool.com)

    Does anyone know of an equivalent arrangement for California CDL school?

    I am aware that OD has their own school in which they only train their inhouse dockworker employees after 1 year working the docks.

    So I am looking for anyone to chime in who is familiar with Old Dominion in California hiring directly from an California CDL schools. (In the example above, the independent school is in Washington, and only takes students with Washington state drivers licenses)

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. bullwagon

    bullwagon Active Member

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    I would call up the biggest terminal in CA and ask them.
     
  3. bullwagon

    bullwagon Active Member

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    You could also PM BillyLo, he's very helpful to people coming out of truck driving school.
     
  4. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    Ain't no CDS grads getting behind the wheel of a line truck to wreck on the pass right off the bat. They're put in the city and once they show they're not worth a damn, then they get booted onto line and given a pair of sweat pants to help handle the job.
     
  5. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    What size sweat pants does Fly wear?
    Ump said he may have some hand- me-downs.
    New guys will need to prove themselves before getting Umps old pants.
     
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  6. flybynite

    flybynite Well-Known Member

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    You forgot a brick so that they can speed through the yard.
     
  7. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Not without dinner and some drinks first.. I'm not that kind of driver
     
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  8. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    Depends on how fat the driver is before the brick can be issued. Case by case basis.
     
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  9. SierrasTrucker

    SierrasTrucker New Member

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    thanks for the educated info, I definitely want to do this career real professional
     
  10. flybynite

    flybynite Well-Known Member

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    Didn’t you hear? Sweatpants are the new uniform. Yep, saving some money there. Black with the OD logo. Billy your friend there was just modeling the new OD fashion statement.
     
  11. 1 Lone Ranger

    1 Lone Ranger Active Member

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    As far as I know.All California trainees get sent to Rialto for truck school.Even from here in SAC.Not sure what they need to do before that.Just know that the class is in RTO.
     
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  12. alj96z

    alj96z NorthSouthCarolina

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    Here’s what I don’t get, city driving takes a hell of a lot more skill then cruising down the interstate. It would make more sense to prove yourself on the highway before they let you do a peddle run in a tight urban area with pedestrians, bikes, all kinds of traffic, really tight turns and tons more obstacles not to mention the array of impossible docks.
     
  13. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Oh good lord... Just what we need, another "my job is harder then your job" guy.
     
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  14. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Ump, Ill bet that guy is not a real "Tar Heel"
    Bet that "Wus" has never tried goat farming!
     
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  15. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    Pffft. Please. Nobody's job is harder than mine..running Coop Dispatch with an errant, bridge destroying, boardwalk breaking team and a Geritol, nap taking, recliner sitting team.......I'm not even sure they're back from their first trip..and an errant goat shepherd of a love child who disrespects me and my boots...and Hat....
     
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  16. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Boots maybe... But never the hat!!
     
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  17. flybynite

    flybynite Well-Known Member

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    Hahahaha. That’s some funny stuff. Let’s not forget shade trees, convenience stores, Mickey D’s, amongst other things. Then also explain to me why when City uses a line tractor they come back with curbed tires, broken fairing, smashed bumper, broken CB antennas, bent mirrors. Billy is the only one that works hard in the City.
     
  18. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Cmon Fly, we see right through your little scheme, spring time, when the grass is green, your partime will be sitting on one of
    Billy's zero turns.
    Next, you'll be cleaning his WS.
     
  19. alj96z

    alj96z NorthSouthCarolina

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    Curbed tires, broken fairings, smashed bumpers, broken antennas and bent mirrors, is exactly what happens when you have a line driver work the city. Takes an experienced city driver to get the job done and keep equipment in tip top shape day in and day out.
     
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  20. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    Billy is multiplying...!!!
     
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