NC Hiring Area Regional Routes

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Terri D.'s Comment
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Still doing my research. Can you experienced drivers help me out. I am leaning towards regional routes as I am married and reading through this forum and taking with husband sounds like a better option than OTR.

I live in NC close to the Raleigh and Fayetteville area. Would you be so kind as to list companies that may be a good fit? No teams and no flatbeds ;however, would love to believe I could do flatbed but I am 47 and female.

Thanks in advance.

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.

JakeBreak's Comment
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47 and female shouldn't deter you from flatbed, I've seen women alot older than that out there throwing straps. But flatbed is pretty physical and a ton of work.

As far as regional companies in that area there's tons. Your pretty much in the heart of the 95 corridor. I know roehl is looking for some regional drivers down that way if it hasn't been filled yet.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Terri D.'s Comment
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I only live about 20 minutes from 95. Should have mentioned in this post I am starting school the 23rd it's a 8 week course. Already have CDL permit, medical card, ect. Want to start looking at my options.

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.
Bryan Q.'s Comment
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What part of Nc ? I’m in the Dunn area. I’m looking to go otr tho. Which school are you attending ?

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.

Terri D.'s Comment
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In am in Angier. I will be attending Johnston Community College.

What part of Nc ? I’m in the Dunn area. I’m looking to go otr tho. Which school are you attending ?

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.

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