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New Trucker


John Barker Victorville, CA

What is the best trucking company to start out with for experience? I live in Southern California. I already have my CDL.

14 November 2019 4 replies Career Advancement



John Faber Arlington, VA

Hi John,

I reached out to my network with this question and this is what I received back:

With regards to companies, XPO has been a high performer and their employees are generally viewed positively. CH Robinson is the big name. Lots of people that now run logistics companies started at CH Robinson.

If interested, look into supply chain programs that would all but guarantee a job such as U of Michigan. You should also look into CSCMP or APICS as two trade organizations that offer various certifications in this field.

Hope this helps!


15 November 2019 Helpful answer


Jennifer Polhemus Santa Monica, CA

Many "employers" will want you to work as an independent contractor, which might suit you and might not. Just be aware during your search that many companies like to pass on the risk (maintenance especially) to the driver, even if the driver leases the truck from a 3rd party.

The independent contractor v. employee landscape is changing in Calif. More (but not all) ICs will be classified as employees, and quite properly IMHO.

I say this just to make sure you are aware, since trucking is a field with many IC jobs. This LA Times article can tell you more.

Best wishes!


James Watters Norman, OK

Hello John Barker

According to Google, the best trucking companies in Southern California - Best of luck

Best Yet Express
Trucking company
Gardena, CA

Best Delivery LLC
Trucking company
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Swift Transportation - Jurupa Valley Terminal
Trucking company
Jurupa Valley, CA

Below are some of the best trucking companies for new drivers:
US Xpress. This company is now hiring likened new drivers as well as CDL students. ...
Swift trucking company. ...
Cr England. ...
Werner Enterprises. ...
Roehl transport. ...
Millis transfer In


John Barker Victorville, CA

Thanks a lot for the reply I'll check them out!

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