GP Transportation Company?

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Justin 's Comment
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When I started working as a truck driver I started out with prime inc, had no issues at all with them and they taught me very well and I felt very confident getting into a truck, not overly confident, but enough confidence I was able to pay attention to the more important things, and keep a level head in case anything happened, well being over the road ended up being hard on my family, a wife and 2 kids, so I found a local gig, well we are moving to northeast south dakota and I found one local gig however it is one the requires 2 years of experience and for me to be 25, I'm neither, we'll I started looking at regional opportunities, something that'll keep me out, but with enough hometime that I can be in my kids life as much as I can, I found this company called GP transportation that seems to be a great deal, newer trucks, promise weekly hometime, guaranteed 1000 per week, or more, my issues is that I have never heard of this company they are based out of the Chicago area, I've been looking around, found nothing but great reviews from employees but it seems odd that I can't find anything but 5 star reviews that could be a very good thing but I'm one of those guys that can be over suspicious at times I just want to make sure this is a good fit for me and my family, I was just looking to see if anyone possibly knows anything about them.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kyle M.'s Comment
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Hello I have no experience myself with this company as I'm still a rookie but there is a driver on YouTube who started driving for them and he does reviews of the trucks and what not. His channel name is Jim Davis and he is entertaining to watch if your interested in could try and send you a link to his channel

Kyle M.'s Comment
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Https://youtu.be/GbMxGLLjmhk

https://youtu.be/D6841cB3TeU

Here are a couple links to the guy I was talking about

John M.'s Comment
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Look up there CSA score https://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/ That will give you some good info on the company

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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