Originally Posted by Mr. Flopnuts
If I were to ever get back into trucking, this is the 1st guy I'd go too, and I probably wouldn't need to go any further.
Why thank you Mr Flopnuts, one more thing to add, do not believe anything a recruiter tells you, they are all liars....
Fedex Freight is not the only job out there by no means, your best bet in Florida is to become a city driver, lots goes into Fla but not much good paying freight goes out.
Check UPS Freight, Fedex freight, Estes, Con-way, Anywhere you can get your foot in the door...
It's very easy to get a shit job, about all you have to have is a pulse, we call it meat in the seat, so don't think you are special if you get lots of offers from the bottom feeders... If you decide to go to a bottom feeder you will basically live in that truck, you will wait at truck stops on your own time for loads that may not come for a couple of days, recruiters will not admit this, they are paid to get you in the door. All recruiters are liars, always remember this.
Work the dock until you get your shot in LTL, it's hard work sometimes but it will pay off bigtime in the long run... + no tickets or bs like that... If you ever had a DUI or a Felony, don't even waste your time.
If you are in good shape and young, Throwing Groceries is not a bad gig, the work is demanding but it pays good... Throwing groceries is delivering food and supplies to restaurants (sysco, pfg etc.)