All about CDL trucking employment in Frederick Maryland and Mid Maryland. Get a CDL job in Maryland. Learn how to drive trucks, from box trucks to the big rigs that go over the road. Frederick Maryland has both jobs and eager employees to fill those jobs.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Perenial CDL Opening?

I'd be remiss if I didn't post about this local Frederick Company who has a Permanent Help Wanted Ad in the local newspaper. Actually these people are right across the street from my new home on New Design Rd:



(CDL Class A) Rapidly growing retail chain seeking CDL certified truck drivers. FT/PT day/eve positions. TRAINING. $1000 SIGN-UP BONUS details at interview. Income potential up to 60k! Home every night, new A/C trucks, top pay with excellent benefits package: 401K, Health & Dental. BRING COPY OF DRIVING RECORD. Background check performed. Drug testing REQUIRED. Apply in person: 4949 New Design Rd, Frederick .

And just North and West of Frederick Maryland here's another perennial always need help Permanent Help Wanted for CDL Truck Drivers ad I always see:

D.M. Bowman

Drivers CDL-A Solo Drivers for Regional Positions $5,000 Sign-On Bonus for Teams More pay if you have HazMat Endorsement. D M Bowman Inc.


Now I've always wondered if there was something wrong with a company that, for some reason, couldn't seem to keep a driver happy...

With Bowman and Hahn Transportation, I believe the reason they seem to always need help is because of geography. There isn't any public transportation where they're located, and often you've got to be at work at 3:00AM or something similar.

Ditto for Mattress Warehouse, the bus doesn't come down the road that far...

Not sure what Mattress Warehouse is paying, perhaps that is why they always need help? I'll apply there just to find out and report back here.

I know Hahn pays $16 per hour for bulk tankers (dry cement tankers), and Hahn pays $19 per hour for gasoline drivers with a little extra for night differential.

I always preferred to deliver gas at night.. wanted the streets and highways to myself and wanted the gas station to be empty when I got there:)

I've heard that the amount of work Bowman has goes up and down, sometimes Bowman can get a decent paying contract to haul different materials and sometimes it's slim pickings.

With fuel prices at the lowest levels in a very long time I believe hauling contracts will increase. If it costs too much to get it there, and the profit isn't there to cover the costs the frieght will just have to sit there until the economics change. That is NOT true for:
  • Food,

  • Trash

  • Those two items will get trucked no matter what the economy is doing.

    Speaking of trash... there is residential trash, sanitary trash (a euphemism for the stinky crap), construction trash (rubble), municipal trash.

    From Frederick Maryland CDL Truck Driving Jobs

    This is the municipal variety, these guys haul the trash OUT of Frederick's Landfill. Apparently, some trash gets buried and some gets hauled out. This picture is from behind Costco at the Travelodge.

    Travelodge is one of the few places in Frederick where a big rig can get parked. If you're staying at the Travelodge (upwards of $50 a night) you can park for free.

    Truck drivers usually get discounts at hotels, we give keep them busy!
    If you're not staying there, Travelodge will still let you park a tractor and trailer for a monthly fee. Last time I asked (I was driving for Superior Carriers at the time) the fee was $100 month. I'll have to inquire if that's gone up or down.

    That's all I have today.
    see ya

    This site is not responsible for libel, any driver who ever worked for a truck company is welcome to rate any company they worked for, of course if they got fired, they might not give an accurate description of what it was like to work there.

    Monday, November 10, 2008

    Career Over The Road pays big time

    Food Grade Liquids

    Are you interested in a career on the road? OTR

    OTR= Over The Road

    There are few careers where you are able to visit so many great destinations in the United States while getting paid big bucks. If you enjoy driving and like being your own boss, the trucking industry has great opportunities that are perfect for your lifestyle.

    Want to join the trucking industry?

    Before you can get on the road, however; training is required for your CDL license. I've compiled a list of nationwide truck driver training programs to choose from.

    From beginner to advanced classes, you will find a truck driving school in your area. Be ready with commercial vehicle training that will get you prepared to pass the test and receive your commercial driver's license (CDL).

    Find specialized instruction or general truck drving classes. Your new truck driving career is only a class away. Sign up with a truck driving school today and be a big rig truck driver soon!

    Frederick Community College
    (My son in law got his CDL there)
    PO Box 541
    Frederick, MD 21705
    Phone: 301-698-5364

    Professional Truck Driver Program
    8042B Reichs Ford Road
    Frederick, MD 21704
    Phone: 888-331-0703


    And these people were where I got
    my Class A training from:

    Drive Rite Trucking School
    202 Bertram Cir
    Glen Burnie, MD 21060
    Phone: 410-766-8456

    I really liked these folks, I'd been
    driving for over 20 years already but
    with a Class B licence.
    With Drive Rite you don't have to pay
    for instruction you don't need!

    I thought Drive Rite had a better 'business model'
    with these guys you're *Renting the Truck*
    and it just so happens that the CDL truck comes with a
    Driver Instructor!!

    The owner really knows how to teach, I should know, I've
    trained dozens of drivers over the past 26 years.
    He told me when to look in which mirror and when to cut
    my wheels when I saw X, Y, or Z in different mirrors.

    This site is not responsible for libel, any driver who ever worked for a truck company is welcome to rate any company they worked for, of course if they got fired, they might not give an accurate description of what it was like to work there.

    Sunday, November 9, 2008

    Over the Road JOBS in Frederick TODAY

    Last week when I checked the local newspaper (that shall remain anonymous in this blog because I'm competing with them) I saw a few OTR CDL job openings...

    That was in the Sunday paper. On Monday the ads were gone?

    Filled that quickly?

    OK, today there are several, which tells me that the price of diesel being lower is leading to trucking companies being more willing to hire more drivers.


    Here's today's list, Sunday November 9, 2008:

    Experienced Driver
    Trainers Wanted!
    Werner Enterprises,
    get 1st day approval.
    Class-A CDL req.
    Our trainers make
    $65,000-$100,000 Year 800-346-2818, x227

    Ok, I'm not a qualified trainer... Even though I've trained dozens of rookie drivers over the past 26 years, I've also got some suspensions on my CDL driving record.

    Those suspensions were from not turning my MD tags in and canceling the MD liability insurance... I was told once, "your driving record denotes a pattern of irresponsibility"

    I wish the shoe didn't fit... I've been doing my penance.

    Here's the next CDL truck driving job listed in Frederick Maryland:

    $975 to $1092 Average Pay
    Regional Drivers
    Major Accounts in Virginia
    Condo Fleet
    Reefer Experience Beneficial
    Six Months Recent Exp CDL A
    Plenty of Freight
    Excellent Home Time
    NAPA Transportation, Inc.
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
    Call Laddie

    Here is a graphic of the area NAPA Transportation runs,
    it looks like they run in the NorthEast:

    And I'm thinking that you'll be hauling to Auto Parts Stores all over the North East.


    Drivers CDL Class A

    Tired of Looking?
    We’ve Got What
    You Need!
    SINCE 1958

  • Excellent Pay

  • Plenty of Freight

  • Professional Equipment

  • Drivers Out 7-10 Days

  • Min 23 yrs old, 1 yr. Over The Road Experience,
    Requires Class A CDL


    Attention Drivers!

    Better Performance,
    Higher Pay
    Expect the Best at TMC
    *Performance Based Pay!*
    *Best Equipment
    on the Road!*
    You Deserve
    Strength & Stability

    Call TMC Today

    Recent Graduate of a CDL school?
    Need your CDL? Call 866-798-6960

    And it looks like you'd be hauling Steel, Lumber and Equipment for this outfit,
    which means you'll be running a flat bed, something I've not done yet...

    With a flat bed you've got to strap down your loads, check them for the freight shifting, and it can get cold chaining your load down- did you see Ice Road Truckers?


    Drivers- Solos & Teams
    € $44K-$55K 1st yr
    € Bonus every 30k miles
    € Pay increase every 60k
    € 4 to 5 wks paid vacation
    € Blue Cross/Blue Shield
    € CDL Class A license req.


    There is always an add for a local mattress company, I'm not going to list it here...
    I'm thinking to myself: "What's wrong with this company that they can't keep drivers?"

    Either the money's not enough to balance out what ever pain in the ass the job is.
    Management has a 'control freak syndrome' going on.


    And FedEx in Hagerstown is looking for seasonal drivers, pay is $11.22 an hour, No CDL required.

    That's it for local Frederick Maryland CDL career opportunities for this week end.

    Stay Tuned....

    This site is not responsible for libel, any driver who ever worked for a truck company is welcome to rate any company they worked for, of course if they got fired, they might not give an accurate description of what it was like to work there.

    Get a job driving in this economy

    With all the bad economic news coupled with skyrocketing fuel prices I was beginning to believe that I might be forced to change my position that I espouse in this blog:

    Demand Exceeds Supply

    The truck driving company needs us drivers more than we need them.

    This depends on what part of the trucking industry you choose.

    Off Road construction
    Daily city delivery
    Freight (home every night)
    Over the Road

    Off Road or Construction was my entry into tandem trucks. The building boom of the 1980's led to a feeding frenzy of dump trucks, concrete mixers, roll off trucks, flat bed dumps (lumber trucks). And Overtime fueled my passion for construction.

    Now, in 2008, with the housing market bubble burst, residential construction is no longer a buyers market, there are simply too many dump truck drivers available to fill too few openings. And the openings that there are don't last the entire season.

    So,why stay in a dump truck? Because it's what you're used to???

    Now since the presidential election, the price of fuel dropped dramatically (wonder why?) Now freight might be profitable again...

    What does one do when one wants job security?

    Do what nobody else wants to do.

    There are plenty of disagreeable jobs, my very first tractor trailer job was hauling waste oil, it was dirty, slimy, and no one wanted my job... so I got all the overtime I could handle!!!

    I made $1000 a week hauling what no one else wanted to haul, averaged over 13 weeks, and this was in downtown Baltimore, where the cost of living was about half of what it cost to live in Montgomery County Maryland at the time.

    So if you want to change careers and get into driving CDL trucks do not let the oldtimers scare you away! You're a rookie, they've 'payed their dues'.
    They aren't willing to do what's necessary to make the big bucks, and they're so pissed off that the status quo has changed that they're indignant.

    Too indignant to hunt down what is in demand, preferring to wait and let the gravy come to them.

    If I was a newbie driver and had the tanker endorsement on my new CDL licence, I'd look up a local company that hauls waste frying oil, that's right, old cooking oil.


    Because that stuff will eventually be made into bio diesel, and the company that hauls and manages that stuff, well the first one with the foresight to process it into Bio Diesel is sitting on a gold mine!

    I'd sure like to be a tenured, ranking old timer in an industry that's going to make a profit no matter what the economy is doing. I'd sure like to have seniority at a place like that!

    This site is not responsible for libel, any driver who ever worked for a truck company is welcome to rate any company they worked for, of course if they got fired, they might not give an accurate description of what it was like to work there.