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GA Trucker's Comment
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What is the pros and cons of working with a company that is a long ways from home. Have to catch a bus to go to the terminal to get hired then they will asign a truck to me which I can keep at home.just kind of nervous about having to go that far from home to get hired anybody's input would be helpful. thanks

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.

Dan R.'s Comment
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It depends on what you'll be doing, but if you're OTR it won't matter in the slightest. You don't have to go to a terminal to 'go home', just need to get freight going in that direction.

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.

C T.'s Comment
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I'm in ga also? What part are you from and what company are you interested in?

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I work for H.O. Wolding, we have a single terminal in Amherst, WI. I live in Clarksville, TN. Personally, it is not a big deal. I only go to the terminal for quarterly maintenance, safety meetings, unscheduled maintenance if I am in the area and if I have to Tcall a load at the terminal.

Wolding has decent amount of freight going into Atlanta area. Also up and down I-75 corridor. Since the freight going into ATL is coming from Cherokee, AL if you live off of the I-20 corridor it is not an issue.

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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.

BugSmasherOne (Paul K.)'s Comment
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I live in Louisiana and work for a company in Minnesota that leases the tractor trailer to another company in Minnesota. The biggest factor is if they have freight available that can get you home when you request it, and back on the road, with a minimum of empty or out of route miles.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I live in Kentucky and work for a company where my terminal is in Iowa. It's never been a problem. Yes, I rode the grey dawg once to orientation.. was a 12 hour ride which while awful at the time, nothing compared to other drivers on board who'd had 20+ hour rides lol. The grey dawg experience is a right of passage lol.

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.

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