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Old 04-09-2018, 08:55 PM
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Default Will driving straight truck keep up my CDL A experience?

I am a new CDL-a graduate, been driving for 4 months OTR with trainer or team. Downtime is terrible and pay is nil since the miles are just not racking up. Have a chance at driving a straight truck near my home, days only, home every night. Will driving a straight truck ruin my chances for continuing a CDL-A career? Will I get credit for the hours/miles of experience with the next trucking company?
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:57 PM
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In almost all cases, no. There is a bit of a racket going on with the industry. If this class B job pays the bills and gets you home, then take it and never look back.
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Old 04-12-2018, 05:23 AM
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No, no and no. I drove as a local driver using my A for 12 years. Schneider only recognized that I had my A but would not recognize those 12 years for experience, had to do a refresher course to get hired by them. So driving a straight truck, yep, that's a definate no for it counting as experience if it's for an A position.
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