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Henry M.'s Comment
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Hello everyone,

I am a recent CDL graduate and just joined the site. Everyone here has been welcoming and open to questions. I'm based out of nyc and I wanted to know if anyone had information of trucking companies based out of the New York area who hire recent graduates. I want to acquire my experience however I want to operate with a company closer to home. Open to otr , regional ,local, and most importantly flat bed. Because as I progress and get familiar with the business I look forward to establishing a business in heavy construction , and over dimensional hauling.

Thanks Everybody

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

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.

Jonathan T.'s Comment
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I can tell you about Prime because that's all I know. We have northeast regional drivers who are on a guarantee of 1200 a week. Those guys don't have to worry about miles or anything. We also have a few dedicated customers that we serve up in that area who are on the same pay scale. We offer flatbed OTR. I see some TMC day cabs up in the Massachusetts area from time to time. They are exclusively a flatbed company so that may be something you want to look into more. I've logged the majority of my miles up in the northeast and I'd say you have plenty of options.

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.

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.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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