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Post by ErikHeaven » September 3rd, 2011, 2:39 am

If you go to or any other major site and punch in Praxair you will find they are constantly looking for people. They employ either Truckers or Mechanics. The mechanics belong to Ryder and they pay about 18 dollars an hour to start. The truckers who haul dangerous materials pay around 100,000 a year. You need around 3 years of CDL experience yet you can get that from other outfits.
Just something to think about with some of the members who do not have much education. All you need is a GED to be a driver or mechanic.
Once you get your experience you can do this around the world.

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Post by ErikHeaven » September 3rd, 2011, 2:41 am

They are looking for drivers and co-drivers. Many of the Departments of Labor where you are offer money for training to get that CDL. Just keep pushing. Where i live they are only offering training for LPN.
And you can be a RN anywhere around the world as well.
Many hospitals train you to be an RN for free. You just have to give them 2 or 3 years of service after you finish and they pay you. Most of the time you have to be a CNA first. Peace.

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Post by djfourmoney » September 3rd, 2011, 3:43 am

I had a CDL between 2004 and 2007. I drove for Schneider National Heavy Haul/Flat Bed and J.B Hunt. Its not that hard to get your CDL, its not all that cheap either, but you can usually get help to pay for it if your unemployed. I thought about returning but I had some issues with the previous companies I drove for and they can sort of black-ball you. No other major companies would hire me, I didn't try everybody mostly the west coast based companies though.

But I know how to secure any cargo to a deck (or truck bed) and that comes in handy at times. I've always known how to drive a stick anyway, in a truck it was double clutching but I started floating gears about two months of having my CDL. Only used the clutch to start from a stop, that was it.

Oh I should mention that get as many endorsements as you can. Its all book study and written test. Driving with Doubles is not really an issue its no longer than a '52 foot trailer. I had Haz Mat and Doubles. Haz Mat should cover Praxair.... But you need one for Tanker too...

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