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by Edward Thomas
(Tyler, Texas)

I am a previous truck driver 15 yrs, driving in 33 states.I had at that time a class e chauffeurs license which has been about 17 yrs ago.

In 2011 i went to a driving school and got my cdl with all endorsements but i found out that the only people interested in hiring me were places like swift,pam and so on.

I was not interested in going long distance,so i started trying to get with local companies. Everywhere i went it was same old story, we require 1 to 2 yrs current driving in the last 3 yrs. Had i known how frustrating this would be i believe i would have took some other type of schooling.

One question that i have is why do truck companies insist on these current driving requirements when i had 15 yrs of on the road in just about every kind of environmental situation that a driver could experience including mountain driving.

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May 05, 2013
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well... NEW
by: dwest912

you answer your own question this companys dont pay you for 20 years of experince you start at the bottom and you work your way up with the new laws csa 2010,and the e logs they are putting in to effect you better stay doing what you use to do or you gonna wind up a team driver or rack up so many csa points you want be hireable if thats a word its not fun no more to much bs to much stress for the pay

May 04, 2013
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by: Anonymous

driving a semi is not driving a long car or long hummer as a chauffeur.... one year passes by so fast after your year go somewhere else.

May 04, 2013
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by: Anonymous

You can thank the insurance companies for that.

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