Looking For A Regional Job With No Touch Freight

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Ken C.'s Comment
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Please help. I am a rookie driver who just completed driving school. I finished at the top of my class. I also know that this means nothing because of my inexperience. I have job offers from Transport America, Werner, and Schneider. I am looking for a regional job with no touch freight. Any suggestions on which of these companies would be best for me. Or any suggestions of other companies. Thanks, Casey

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.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Hiring area means everything. Not knowing where you call home, I'm going to throw this out there. If you happen to live in the Midwest you may want to check out West Side Transport based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Living in the Midwest can get you regional home weekly with no touch freight. If you're not in a regional area you could probably go OTR with them and be home every other weekend. We can run in all 50 states, but our business is mainly in the Midwest with a little Northeast and Southeast thrown in. Every great now and then we'll do Colorado, Utah, Texas, etc, but it's not the norm.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Steve L.'s Comment
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Ken, so much depends on where you live. For Schneider, check schneiderjobs.com. Put in your zip code and it should list the positions for your area.

Good luck!

Ken C.'s Comment
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Me again, I live in North East Ohio.

Susan D. 's Comment
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You are definitely in West Side Transport's hiring area. Check them out if you want. I think it's a great company. They didn't always hire new inexperienced Driver's, but they'll hire you out of CDL school and put you through 30 days of Company training to teach you everything you need to know to be productive. At that point they'll expect you to know how to manage a truck, hos , etc. but they're a bit more forgiving for your first couple months solo.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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H O Wolding is no touch freight. Wolding has no problem starting new drivers in a regional gig. Wolding is great for working with you on how you want to run. The most I have ever touched freight is putting labels on scrap bales. I didn't have to, but it was on a weekend and it helped get me unloaded faster. As far as loading/unloading the only freight we are allowed to touch is furniture loads. Even then the red tape is pretty thick. I have never been asked to help, lol.

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.

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