You were hired with less then one year experience as a line haul driver?How is it like at the Abq barn??? Good,bad or ugly??? I was hired on as a less then one year line haul guy. But I just found there no trainers at this barn and no one wants to get trained!
You were hired with less then one year experience as a line haul driver?
Sorry i thought you were looking to talk to anyone in the system. You'll have to wait and see if sombody from Abq answers.
Again, Sorry about that.
Yrc has a training program, one month aka 160 hrs. Then your put on a team line haul run. Then I was told you go through the process get matched with permanent'ish teamate. After that, I have no idea what happens??? I just know that I don't want to do P&D. I just heard from hr dept. With no trainers in Abq, I switched my job app. to el paso. I be there for a year.....
Just out of curiosity, was your last company in Albuquerque? If so, what company was it?Naa, it's cool. Do you have any good insight? I am 13 yr Class B cdl vet. But new to the world of class A driving. With all the problems at this point with the union contract and yrc's future. I am hoping that everything works out on both fronts. I was at my last company for just over 13 yrs. I want a new home to retire from. Things don't have to be prefect, just run kinda okay and I earn a decent living...
Soon as I get to to el paso, I'll ask for the contract. Or can I get on from the local teamsters hall in abq?Where's the union? Read the agreement between the company and the union, should have all the details.
If you want to stay in Albuquerque and learn about LTL trucking, my advise would be to put in an application at the ABF breakbulk on Mcleod over by Uncle Cliffs. You might be able to get on the dock working freight. As far as I know, they don't run sleeper teams.It was my families small business, we closed down this May.... It really sucked when we shut down!
Have you tried RAC Transport?I've already tried to get on with them. I've been in contact with their hr dept many times. According to the hr reps I've spoke to, they will not be doing any hiring of drivers with less the two yrs exp out of that yard. They have other yards out of state that do training for guys with less then 2 yrs. I looked into saia, same thing. They only take driver with 2 yrs exp. I am set on doing line haul + drop&hook. I am getting to old to do touch freight... I refuse to work mega companies and don't want to otr and never know when I'll be home. So I guess that working out of el paso for a year will be my pentance for wanting to be a trucker.
I'd rather do p&d any day than have to run team. Home every night and sleep in your own bed instead of a bunk. Seems like a no brainer.
It helps a lot to do it with someone you already trust. Father/son and husband/wife teams are increasingly more common in the field. Some people do it with friends. Being assigned a partner is usually a last resort, and it takes a brave individual to be a trainer.I shudder at the thought of running team and sleeping while my copilot has my life in his hands, and one with no experience would be a no go for me but I do hope that everything works out for you.