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Blake 's Comment
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Yeah but you know 2yrs out is when we start ACAP process. I'm not one of those that processes 100 different things. I zero in on what I want to do and focus on that. Gives me plenty of time to lay everything on the sand table.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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2 years is ideally when you can start the ACAP process. Most people get a year at best. I got the unlucky fast tracked med board. They had to get me gone before I hit my 18th year. From initial request for a P3 permanent profile and recommendation for a medical review board until I had my 90 day letter in hand was 6 1/2 months. I had my unfit for duty determination in 5 months. At the time most med boards were taking 15-18 months from start to finish. (Issuance of your 90 day order) I got royalty hosed out of my retirement. The big green weenie got me 1 last time out the door. Btw, I did not get medically retired either. Just a final paycheck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Blake 's Comment
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Yeah if you don't have at least 19yrs, it's just your med board very percentage and your done.

Old School's Comment
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Roehl has a Texas regional gig. You should talk to one of their recruiters and get some information on it. We've had a few drivers in here who've worked on that account.

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.

Blake 's Comment
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Thanks Old School. I will look at Roehl.

Blake 's Comment
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Spoke with Roehl. For dedicated routes you do not get your own truck, you slip seat.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Blake 's Comment
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Spoke to CFI today. They are here in Texas and truck goes home with toy if you don't live near terminal. When I asked the recruiter what was their distance mileage from the terminal that decided if the truck went home with you or you parked it where they designated, she asked me,"What do you mean?"

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.

Blake 's Comment
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Took alot of time today thinking things over and doing some research on different companies. For me here in Texas, I've narrowed it down to Werner, Transport America, US Xpress and Schneider. US Xpress and Schneider offer military advantage program giving you credit for your time served in the military.

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