Switching To Linehaul

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I know it is recommend to stay with the first company to hire you out of school but the company my dad works for lifting their hiring freeze they had when I was in school and needed drivers so I tossed my hat into the ring and with his recommendation I start Monday running line haul. Since I have only been driving 2 months with one being solo, I will be going through the 4 week student training program. I feel bad having left my first company since they hired me out of school and everyone was real nice, but a .22 per mile pay raise and being home every night with only a drive 5 minutes to terminal was too good of a opportunity to pass up. Plus I was spending $60 a week between parking my truck at a truck stop and a Uber to get back to the truck. It will also be nice to spend my 10 hours off at home instead of a truck stop parking lot.

Anyone here who runs line haul have any advice or tips?

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.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I don't do linehaul , but there are rarely sometimes good reasons to not staying with your first Company a full year. This was a good reason. Make sure you don't burn any Bridges with your current and let them know how much you appreciate them.

Good luck and congratulations on your new gig. A 22cpm increase is nothing to sneeze at plus the convenience of commute and the savings on parking and Uber costs.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Thanks! I think it will work out for the best. I have no complaints (other than being limited on toll ways), about West Side and would recommend them to anyone looking for a good company.

Make sure you don't burn any Bridges with your current and let them know how much you appreciate them.

They told me if this doesn't work out I can come back within 30 days like nothing happened, so they must have liked me at least a little.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Yep, they're nice people. LOL at the toll thing. I always take toll roads and I have no clue why that person at Glenwood tells new people we're to avoid toll roads. You just have to follow their procedures for getting it okayed and I've never had a problem.

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