Good luck with that one guy...
A lot of us out here have been driving OTR for years, and can't buy a local job..
Of course that all depends on where you live, and your potential employer..
Driving OTR will give you the experience you'll need that hopefully will land you a local gig.
Not too many employers are gonna give somebody the keys to their truck with no experience.You'll get that experience on the road..
No offense to you, but the trucking schools really don't teach you much.They really only teach you enough to get a learners permit so you can get out with a trainer, who will cram a lotta info in your head in a few weeks.
After that you will take a road test and get your hard copy CDL..
If you can get a local job right out of school, than more power to you!
It happened for a guy I trained with, he got a job with a furniture store in North Carolina..
Most of us though, end up on the road..
It's not the worst thing..
If you can't find a local job,go out on the road for a while.Get some experience, and keep your eyes on the newspaper..
Some of the larger companies also offer dedicated routes or regional runs.They offer a somewhat more predictable schedule, and hometime..