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  1. #1
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    Noob to trucking and the new site

    I guess its appropriate a real noob asks the first question on this board...
    Im honored.

    Ok, Ive held an A/Z licence for about 2 years now, with no real experience. Im interested in expediting and possibly someday owning a small fleet. Id prefer to run a straight truck, that seems to be where the bulk of the work is. My question is- how did you get started, and how did it work out for you? Any suggestions for a noob?

    Im actually thinking of buying a slightly used straight truck to start. There doesnt seem to be alot of work for the sprinter vans locally.

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  3. #2
    Look again...sprinters are doing fine....did you try K Dak or TST?

  4. #3
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    No to TST. What is K Dak ?
    Sorry for the delay, been out pounding pavement and working P/T.
    Trucking Noob.
    Owner/admin @ www.eccrotchrocket.com
    Essex countys best sportbike website !

  5. #4
    Scottm4211
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    Hey Jeff. Kdac is in Baden just west of Kitchener. You're in the right place for freight if you want to do cross border work.

  6. #5
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    Thanks Scott4211. Ive just checked out the kdac website and they are looking for AZ drivers but nothing else.
    I may have a local gig in a 5ton shaping up. I was on the US sister site and the consensus reading the forums is to start as a company driver to see if its for me.
    Any help is appreciated Scott. Im a total noob.
    Trucking Noob.
    Owner/admin @ www.eccrotchrocket.com
    Essex countys best sportbike website !

  7. #6
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    Halfway thru 2012, how are the sprinters doing ?

    Have been thinking about taking the step from company driver (big truck) to o/o sprinter van. Is it a good move and what companies are hiring ?

    Run thru the numbers a few times and think that I need at least 1500 miles a week, is that reasonable ?

    Thanks for any information.


 

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