Questions About Old Dominion P&D

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Papa Pig's Comment
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Hey guys, I am currently in the army and will be retiring soon in the Fort Benning area. I am really interested in trucking and want to do a year at least of OTR but after I get that experience I'm looking at my options. The Old Dominion terminal in my area has openings for P&D drivers. Does anyone here have experience with Old Dominion P&D?

1. How do they treat their drivers?

2 Is P&D steady work or do you have to wait to be called in? 3. It looks like a smaller terminal and they aren't advertising line haul , only P&D. Is it likely that a line haul job will ever become available?

4. Does anyone here have experience with the Columbus,ga terminal?

Thanks in advance. Truly enjoy this forum

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.

OTR:

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.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Auggie69's Comment
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Hey guys, I am currently in the army and will be retiring soon in the Fort Benning area. I am really interested in trucking and want to do a year at least of OTR but after I get that experience I'm looking at my options. The Old Dominion terminal in my area has openings for P&D drivers. Does anyone here have experience with Old Dominion P&D?

1. How do they treat their drivers?

2 Is P&D steady work or do you have to wait to be called in? 3. It looks like a smaller terminal and they aren't advertising line haul , only P&D. Is it likely that a line haul job will ever become available?

4. Does anyone here have experience with the Columbus,ga terminal?

Thanks in advance. Truly enjoy this forum

Dude, that is a *tiny* terminal. Since you're at Benning, go by there and just ask to speak to the Operations Manager. They should be able to fill you in on their P&D ops. If you're still interested after your visit, they may even like your resume more since you showed initiative to go by there and speak with them

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.

OTR:

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.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Cold War Surplus's Comment
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Bravo Zulu to you, sir! OD is on my short-list for future employers. Here's what I know:

1. They treat all their employees very well. OD drivers are some of the highest paid in the industry. Several teams have reported earning $120K+/yr! 2. P&D drivers help out the dock workers loading and unloading trailers when times are slow. There isn't much crossover between P&D and line haul. Most LTL outfits are about seniority - senior drivers get first choice on routes. If you crossover from P&D to line haul your seniority won't carry over and you'll have to start at square one. 3. No idea about Georgia.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Search here for Old Dominion. Almost a year ago a TT member posted his experience getting hired with them. (Not in Columbus GA, though.)

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I have a friend who worked at prime for 9 mos and due to family situations neaded to be home more. He went to OD and loved it. Has now been there about ten years.

He runs a dedicated Walmart route. He speaks very higky of them as a company.

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