Cypress Truck Lines???

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Bad Bob's Comment
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Just got to ask; does anybody here know very much about Cypress Truck Lines. They have a terminal in Jacksonville Florida and their website makes them look really good. But of course we all know we should keep a good level of healthy skepticism when it comes to what a company says about itself. Anyway, does anyone here have any first hand experience with Cypress Truck Lines??? Any information will be helpful. I'm doing my informational research on companies at this point.

Thanks in advance.

BadBob

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm afraid I don't know anything about em. Hopefully someone will chime in.

Bad Bob's Comment
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Hello Brett:

They sound good but I have found out they are primarily a flatbed operation. I did do that many years in the past but am not interested in that now. But anybody who is might like them. By the way I am using your study guide. I love the way it builds upon what it presented earlier and reviews the information. I expect to go all the way through all the pages twice before entering a truck driving school. Your study guides will help make the tests easy and stress free. Thanks a whole lot!

Bad Bob

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You're quite welcome! Yeah, stick with that High Road Training Program and you'll blast through the written exams like they're nothin.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PJ's Comment
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Bob I have met several of their drivers. They are indeed a flatbed company. The drivers I have talked to all love their job. I run the south mostly and run across them regularly down here.

USMC AAV's Comment
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I have a few friend who run with Cypress trucking and they all love it. It is pretty much all flatbed with a wide range of options with both manuals and Auto's. They make it a point to get you home on weekend unless you want to stay out for two weeks. Usually it is YOUR choice!! They run mainly in the southern states and go from the Atlantic ocean to Texas. They pay weekly and their checks and miles are consistent.

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