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Old 04-16-2015   #1
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CDL Drivers Wanted!

Locations: Granite Outpost, Idaho Springs Outpost, or Kremmling Outpost
Schedule: Full-time
Target Start Date: May, 2015
Target End Date: Sept, 2015
Pay Rate: DOE, starting at $11/hr + 7% bonus upon completion of contract
Commit to working entire season, including weekends and holidays.
Drive bus where and when designated by the operations and transportation manager.
Obey all laws of the highway and drive in a defensive manner.
Fill out daily reports and notify the transportation manager of any bus difficulties.
Drive extra charters and activities when needed.
Check oil, water, tires and general condition before and after each run and wash buses when time permits.
Sweep out buses after each completed run, wash buses when needed.
Work well in a fast paced environment.
Work positively and effectively as part of a team environment
Greet and interact with guests with an outstanding level of guest service and professionalism.
Perform other duties as requested.
Must have prior heavy equipment driving experience, preferable large bus or semi-truck.
Must hold a valid Commercial Drivers License, Class A or B, with air brake, and passenger endorsement, obtained at own expense.
A current Medical Examination Report (valid for 2 years) is a prerequisite for employment.
A drug screen is mandatory, and randomized drug and alcohol testing is also required by state and federal law.
Employment is contingent on a positive driving record check and negative drug screen.

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Old 04-16-2015   #2
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When are you outfitters gunna realize that a cdl driver can pull in $18 plus this time of year, maybe you should think about paying more than $11 per Duke
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Ditto on the low can get away with that with your guides, but not bus drivers. Federally mandated drug tests with 100% blacklisting for refusal or failure, violations and potential fines from the fuzz, and getting yourself and others killed are pretty big occupational hazards for what they pay at burger land.
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Old 04-16-2015   #4
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Ha Ha, Like most things in life ya get what ya pay for. Not sure that scraping the bottom of the barrel looking for drivers is the cheapest way to get business done in the long run. Coming from an entirely different sort of industry, skilled drivers are tough to come by. Find a good one and treat em right so they stick around.
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Old 04-16-2015   #5
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Good lawd, 11$/hr for a five month gig? Also sounds like a hell schedule where you are constantly subject to be called into work.

I wonder what a class b with air brake endorsement makes in the oil fields?
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So I'm assuming that you need to work 7 days a week to make your 40 hours and that you want to pay about 60% the going rate for an experienced CDL driver and no benefits. Only a fool would take your job.
Why does Pluto walk on all fours, drink from a dog bowl, and get treated like...a dog, while Goofy drives a car, wears clothing, and speaks in English?
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Old 04-17-2015   #7
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Best pony up more than 11$ an hr if you want your clients to arive alive. I'd rather stack rocks for 13$ an hr and raft on the weekends. That is an insulting low pay for a cdl driver.
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Get 'em buzzards. Get 'em.
Dude, I'd see you on the river but I'm hardly ever out there.
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Wow on that note I've got seasonal mower positions open at Denver Public Schools for $11/hr. No CDL just drivers licence and need to be able to work until October M-F 6:30-3:00. You will primarily drive a mower on a route through Denver. Denver Public Schools under "Grounds Seasonal Help".
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Old 04-17-2015   #10
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Wow on that note I've got seasonal mower positions open at Denver Public Schools for $11/hr. No CDL just drivers licence and need to be able to work until October M-F 6:30-3:00. You will primarily drive a mower on a route through Denver. Denver Public Schools under "Grounds Seasonal Help".
!!! Not only do you get weekends off, but you get off work early enough to still go boating! Win
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