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    Thumbs up Age descrimination

    Realizing that it is not meant to happen, it does. Just looking for a company that will employ a experienced driver with over 26 years of driving experience? The ones, which I wont name, I have called tell me a lot of things, like submit the application, but when you do you never hear from them again.

    Either that or you get the quick get lost shuffle. Interesting but true. I retired from driving in 2011, although I have been driving, part time, locally ( Seattle to Portland) for a friend since, just to keep busy. After all retirement sucks, especially when you have worked all your life.

    Anyway, any ideas?

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    That's unfortunate, but even more so surprising given your level of experience.

    Assuming you can pass a DOT physical, and have a clean record. You should be able to get picked up pretty quick. Especially if you're willing to go OTR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Knight View Post
    Realizing that it is not meant to happen, it does. Just looking for a company that will employ a experienced driver with over 26 years of driving experience? The ones, which I wont name, I have called tell me a lot of things, like submit the application, but when you do you never hear from them again.

    Either that or you get the quick get lost shuffle. Interesting but true. I retired from driving in 2011, although I have been driving, part time, locally ( Seattle to Portland) for a friend since, just to keep busy. After all retirement sucks, especially when you have worked all your life.

    Anyway, any ideas?
    Agree with Captain America.
    For example a company like Schneider will look at your past 10 years. So if you start with them, you will be considered to have 5 years experience, which is plenty and should qualify you for their top pay. There are other companies that will go back more than 5 years as well, just gotta find em. Smaller companies will also overlook your time off if you got the skill.

    Good luck!

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    Lots of companies want you but no company will pay you what your worth to start. the main thing is you get running

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    Ok. Can we try plain english instead of rambling hogwash.

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    Black Knight - who have you applied with? If you want to send me a private message that's fine, too. In the past few months I have seen quite a few companies have a need for drivers looking into a "refresher" course - in other words, experienced drivers who may have been out of the game for a little while.

    Even still, I'm sorry that you're facing that sort of discrimination. I'd be happy to dicuss some companies to look into that oughta give you a chance. Right now Averitt comes to mind.

    Again, feel free to message me if you want to discuss your matters more privately.

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