The really good companies are not the easy ones to get hired on with. Sometimes they will have literally hundreds of applicants a week and since they only hire what they know they will have trucks for, it may only be 10 that get hired that week.
It may be that if you applied in June when there seem to be less applications, you get in easily, but in January the same applicant may not make it through.
This does not mean you are not worthy of that company! It just means the timing was not right, luck of the draw. Instead of being discouraged, ask what the company would like to see so next time you apply you will have a competitive application that rises to the top of their criteria list.
If you work hard to make your application appealing to the hardest companies to get on with, then you will jut be opening all the doors in the trucking world for yourself.
Do not take it personally, do not let it discourage you, let it motivate you to make the best of yourself. Here at Jim Palmer we have countless drivers that did non qualify the first time they applied, but we kept in touch and helped coach these drivers on how to make their application stand out in the top and eventually they join the team.
In an attempt to let people know what it is like for over the road drivers, I am heading out with Jim Palmer Trucking driver Allie Knight.