Are There Companies Out There That Are Totally No Touch Freight

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G-Town's Comment
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Do you live in Indiana? Northern is Muncie. Swift is a transportation partner in that DC, running store loads.

Forrest B.'s Comment
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Do you live in Indiana? Northern is Muncie. Swift is a transportation partner in that DC, running store loads.

I live in Georgia. About 100 miles south of Atlanta

Dave Reid's Comment
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Drop and hook. Just drive and deliver. I'm unable to get in a trailer anymore and move freight around.

I'm driving for Pride Transport. 100% no touch freight and all reefers, so as the other poster said, you might be able to get along with washouts. Me, I use a cordless leaf blower. But that does still leave the issue of the occasional load lock that needs to be placed...but maybe the ladder idea would work. I carry a ladder with me - one of the thin ones - and I store it in the sleeper between the cabinet on one side and the bed.

Dave

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Forrest B.'s Comment
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But that does still leave the issue of the occasional load lock that needs to be placed...but maybe the ladder idea would work. I carry a ladder with me - one of the thin ones - and I store it in the sleeper between the cabinet on one side and the bed.

Dave

I've actually never tried to scale a ladder since I lost my leg. Might be a little tough but probably manageable. Also carrying a ladder while on crutches would be a funny sight to see.

Forrest B.'s Comment
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I've actually never tried to scale a ladder since I lost my leg. Might be a little tough but probably manageable. Also carrying a ladder while on crutches would be a funny sight to see.

Forrest B.'s Comment
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I checked out Pride Transport. Seems like a very good company but they don't hire from Ga

Brian 's Comment
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I pull retail loads for target in MN, ND, IA & WI, Ruan is the carrier

What companies pull for target and Walmart so I can check them out.

I know Swift and Schneider.

Dave Reid's Comment
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I checked out Pride Transport. Seems like a very good company but they don't hire from Ga

Pride hired me even though I am not from a state that they conventionally hire from. In my case I'm fine with "home time" every six weeks or so...and if I want to go somewhere that they don't have customers in, then they allow me to park at their SLC terminal and they fly me where I want to go. If you're interested in Pride Transport, and can live with working around six weeks or so at a time, then you might ask if they can still make that arrangement for you. Dave

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.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Forrest, I never mentioned it, but you should check out Wolding. If you did Southeast Regional , you would run out of Cherokee, AL. We deliver a lot of freight to the Atlanta area. Cherokee is a drop n hook. Trailers are pre loaded and pre sealed. Granted they are going to food wharehouses mainly. After a delivery we get loaded with scrap and go back to Cherokee. You wouldn't have to deal with load securement often.

We do have auto shifts in the fleet.

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.

Linden R.'s Comment
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What companies pull for target and Walmart so I can check them out.

I know Swift and Schneider.

Swift, Schneider, Werner, Crete (sometimes), Prime (idk if they do dedicated though), and a few others I can remember. Or Walmart has their own truck fleet, too.

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