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Alexander Montoya
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about 17 hours ago

How to start a Hot Shot business

Here’s a video of how to start a Hot Shot business. 🚛

Keep in mind a CDL will more than likely be needed because anything that weighs over 25,000 lbs requires a CDL. 🪪

This is a great business if you want to earn passive income. You can definitely hire someone to drive for you while you go on and work on other projects or even your day job. ✅

Any questions or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/kFuer37uKCU?si=JYIgnuaI7gsSHFeS

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5 days ago

Steps to get your Class A or B CDL

Here’s my monthly post on how to get your CDL if you’re interested in getting into the trucking industry. 🪪

These steps must be followed exactly the way I am explaining them or the process will be delayed. ✅

The first thing you need to do is study for the CDL. Download the DMV study guide from their website. I also recommend downloading the CDL prep app. It’s free and has the same questions as the DMV test. When you are ready to take the air brake and knowledge test, make a DMV appointment. Before your appointment you’ll need a DOT physical from an urgent care. Not all urgent cares offer DOT physicals, so call and find out which one does. They are generally $100 for a medical certificate. When your DMV appointment arrives, take your birth certificate, ID, medical certificate, and two utility bills that prove you live at your residence. 📚

After passing your test you’ll receive a Class A permit and you can either pay $3,000 to enroll in trucking school which is 27 courses 1 hour each course, or you can apply for a trucking company that will provide paid training. Takes around 2-4 months to get your CDL from start to finish depending on the pace you set for yourself. Any other questions feel free to ask. 🏫

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7 days ago

7 tips on how to become an owner-operator

Here are 7 tips on how to become an owner-operator. 💡

  1. Understanding what an owner-operator entails. ✅

  2. Have experience. ✅

  3. Understanding the costs. ✅

  4. Know how to generate revenue. ✅

  5. Buy or lease a truck. ✅

  6. Obtain proper documentation. ✅

  7. Ask yourself. ✅

My personal opinion I would never become an owner-operator unless it’s hauling for the fuel industry. ⛽️ There’s a lot more money and less driving involved. You’re local and home every night. 🏡

Any questions or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/XjQtuBiDeq8?si=g5tOoqy0uEsOfybK

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Alexander Montoya
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about 1 month ago

California DMV Air Brake Test

Here’s a video of the California DMV Air Brake Test. 📝

You need to pass the General Knowledge and Air Brake test to receive your Class A permit. Once you get your permit you can go to trucking school and they will teach how to drive a semi-truck. 🚛

You can also find a company that will provide paid training as an alternative to paying for trucking school. 🏫

Any questions about getting your Class A or finding employment feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/ACQxI6E4xiM?si=g0_a2T471uR8aIxP

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about 2 months ago

Class A DMV California General Knowledge Questions

Here’s a YouTube video that will help you study for your Class A permit. 📖

These 50 questions are just for general knowledge. There is another part of the test, which is an “Air Brake” test. 📝

I recommend only taking these two test, pass it get your Class A, then take your endorsement test which includes; hazmat, tankers, triples & doubles endorsements. ✅

Keep in mind the trucking industry is federally regulated and we fall under federal laws, but check with your local DMV in your own state because this is a California DMV test. You can always YouTube the state you reside in. ✅

I also recommend that you don’t just watch YouTube videos and assume you’ll pass the test. Study the DMV handbook, download the CDL prep app, and YouTube the DMV test to reinforce your preparation. This information is needed throughout your trucking career. ✅

Any questions or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

Keep on trucking! 🚛

https://youtu.be/dnNymcSXKg0?si=8fC6eYzucjKfvnUK

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2 months ago

Chevron Aviation Fuel Card

I’ve been training for my petroleum tanker position since April 18th and I finally got my first fuel card for Chevron. ⛽️ 🪪

I can now load aviation fuel at a Chevron terminal in El Segundo, California. ✈️ I have around 9 more cards to get certified that include 76 terminals. This takes around 3 months to complete. ✅

I have to say from hauling out the Long Beach ports to hauling fuel they are two different worlds. Hauling fuel is a lot more challenging and physical than the ports, but I can truly say I’m enjoying it. I’ll be updating the trucking community as I continue my journey. I hope everyone is landing the job they desire!

Any questions or concerns feel free to drop a comment! ⤵️

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Alexander Montoya
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3 months ago

5 Trucking companies that will new hire drivers with no experience

Here are 5 trucking companies that will hire new drivers with no experience. Some of these companies offer benefits that range from paid training, tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, and even pet policies. 🚛 🐩

  1. Swift ✅

  2. Werner ✅

  3. U.S Express ✅

  4. Schneider ✅

  5. Roehl ✅

If you’re a new driver, I recommend watching this video to see if any of these companies will match your needs. 🪪

Any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/xWi1nEtIwt8?si=d0yfrXNSL3829hbZ

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Alexander Montoya
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3 months ago

Dry Van vs. Flatbed

Here’s a YouTube video comparing Dry Vans vs. Flatbed semi-trucks. 🚛

Some of the topics are:

  1. Cargo Protection ✅

  2. Affordability ✅

  3. Shipping Range ✅

  4. Money ✅

  5. Versatility ✅

  6. Career Advancement ✅

  7. Healthier to Drive ✅

Watch the video to see who wins this showdown. 🍿

What would you rather drive? A dry van or a flatbed? 🤔

Any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/nf87qE0mFIA?si=oJuO2ZB8edHPflPl

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Alexander Montoya
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3 months ago

6 Types of CDL Drivers

Here are 6 types of jobs you can get with a CDL. 🪪

  1. Long Haul Driver. ✅

  2. Local Driver. ✅

  3. Bus Driver. ✅

  4. Heavy Equipment Hauling. ✅

  5. Dispatcher. ✅

  6. CDL Instructor. ✅

Any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to drop a comment. ⤵️

https://youtu.be/n8bCE2MPWEs?si=W-lkXLvRmPuSzdqG

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Alexander Montoya
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3 months ago

How to get a CDL

Here’s my monthly post on how to get a “Commercial Driver’s License”. 🪪 These are the exact steps I took to get my CDL. If you follow these instructions, you’ll avoid any delays and will be on the road to a 6 figure career. 💰

The first thing you need to do is study for the CDL. Download the DMV study guide from their website. I also recommend downloading the CDL prep app. It’s free and has the same questions as the DMV test. When you are ready to take the air brake and knowledge test, make a DMV appointment. Before your appointment you’ll need a DOT physical from an urgent care. Not all urgent cares offer DOT physicals, so call and find out which one does. They are generally $100 for a medical certificate. When your DMV appointment arrives, take your birth certificate, ID, medical certificate, and two utility bills that prove you live at your residence. ✅

After passing your test you’ll receive a Class A permit and you can either pay $3,000 to enroll in trucking school which is 27 courses 1 hour each course, or you can apply for a trucking company that will provide paid training. Takes around 2-4 months to get your CDL from start to finish depending on the pace you set for yourself. Any other questions feel free to ask. ✅

#advice #career #trucking #jobsearch #motivation

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