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I worked at New Penn Motor Express full-time (Less than a year)
Exposure to a variety of freight oriented jobs if you are new to the industry. Dock work, yard hostler, city driving (pick up and delivery) and OTR (over the road) are all possible duties on day one if you have your CDL.
Work performance and knowledge is expected regardless of experience even though when first starting the pay rate is on a scale. If you are experienced in the industry then it's just a matter of working through the scale progression until you are at full rate. If you are not new then understand you will be on call 24 hours a day when you first start working there until you get a bid.
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I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at New Penn Motor Express (Mechanicsburg, PA) in March 2012.
The interview was a good experience. I was new out of trucking school and was hired on due to a clean driving record and a decent work history. I was asked about my background and why I decided to get my CDL and work in the freight industry. I was also asked about what I knew and understood about the job I was applying to. The interviewer explained a few things to me about the position that i was unaware of and how their company went about things. I was then sent to a provisional course at Harrisburg Community College for a two week driving course / test. Monday through Friday for four hours I reported and drove around the area with an instructor. While I did not get paid for my time to attend the course the company did pay for the course.
It's a union company, the wages are set to scale. The initial working schedule is on call. They call you 4 hours before then need you and tell you if you'll be driving or working the dock.