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BigRed77's Comment
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Well I do not know about their starting pay I came in as an experienced driver. Cypress Truck Lines out of Jacksonville have CDL training. I am home every weekend. At least for 34 hours. 90% of our loads are pre-tarped. They are not a high-pressure company. Very laid-back. I get up words to 2800 miles a week. When I needed to be home on the Thursday they did that for me. This is my first flatbed job, I've been driving for 6 years. I love it here. I can never go back to dragging a box!!

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.
NeeklODN's Comment
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Well I do not know about their starting pay I came in as an experienced driver. Cypress Truck Lines out of Jacksonville have CDL training. I am home every weekend. At least for 34 hours. 90% of our loads are pre-tarped. They are not a high-pressure company. Very laid-back. I get up words to 2800 miles a week. When I needed to be home on the Thursday they did that for me. This is my first flatbedding job, I've been driving for 6 years. I love it here. I can never go back to dragging a box!!

Do you run regional? Dedicated?

I put in an application for them also! I appreciate your input. I love the idea of being home every friday! My lady doesn't like it too much but hey she's been there for me through some super rough times. There ain't nothing we can't make it through.

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.

BigRed77's Comment
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Well, sometimes Saturday. But are delivery times are windows, usaully between 7am n 3 pm. So it's up to you when you want to get there. They have some dedicated. They have OTR , they have SE regional and they have FL only. I run SE. Alot of Alabama, Florida, Georgia,, some NC,SC,TN,LA,MS. But mostly AL,FL,GA. Truck driving is tough on a relationship, will not lie. She will miss you, you will miss her. But be strong for each other. You are doing this for her as well as you. Working in a factory is a dead end job. Trucking has multiple options once you get a year or two under your belt.

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.

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