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CHillR's Comment
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Did yall get nervous while filling out applications? I'm starting to fill out apps. Its a nervous like going on a vacation trip.

icecold24k's Comment
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Yes I can imagine the whole process can be very overwhelming at times. It’s like a whole lot of excitement mixed in with a little fear and doubt. I think anytime you start out on a new adventure them feelings are always completely normal.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I would describe it as excitedly anxious, followed by nervous anticipation, followed by nervous impatience, followed by excited anticipation, followed by, Holy poop, I am actually in class, and getting ready to drive one of these things! Followed by a wide range of emotions....

I loved every step of the way, and still do. And so will you.

Reyn R.'s Comment
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Just got off the phone with Swift recruiter. Just be completely honest in your application. Apply with more than one company. More options to compare. My first choice is no longer in play due to my speeding violation but am in talks with Knight, Swift & have application in with PAM. Yes, it's challenging. Yes, your emotions will be all over the place. Focus on the goal. The recruiters want to help you if you give them someone they can work with.

For me I have decisions to make, Knight prefers that I live in FL which is where I hoped to moved to but Swift prefers that I stay in NYC (they won't be able to get me home if I live in FL), etc. The sooner you start your process, the sooner you can get all your affairs in order. I still have to put together a nest egg to carry me until I'm getting my regular paycheck.

All the best to you ChillR!

G-Town's Comment
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Reyn wrote:

but Swift prefers that I stay in NYC (they won't be able to get me home if I live in FL), etc.

Swift might change their tune if you consider running Walmart Dedicated out of their WinterHaven D.C. Swift is their transportation partner for delivering store loads and picking-up vendor backhauls from that location.

Reyn R.'s Comment
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Reyn wrote:

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but Swift prefers that I stay in NYC (they won't be able to get me home if I live in FL), etc.

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Swift might change their tune if you consider running Walmart Dedicated out of their WinterHaven D.C. Swift is their transportation partner for delivering store loads and picking-up vendor backhauls from that location.

Understood. Isn't dedicated usually a regional gig? I really want the whole enchilada (country-wide). I don't want to have a "home" for some time. My daughter lives in Orlando so that'll be "home base" to spend time with her. I really want to learn as much as possible in the beginning. Prove my value to the company that hires me & earn as much as I can!

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Reyn wrote:

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but Swift prefers that I stay in NYC (they won't be able to get me home if I live in FL), etc.

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Swift might change their tune if you consider running Walmart Dedicated out of their WinterHaven D.C. Swift is their transportation partner for delivering store loads and picking-up vendor backhauls from that location.

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Understood. Isn't dedicated usually a regional gig? I really want the whole enchilada (country-wide). I don't want to have a "home" for some time. My daughter lives in Orlando so that'll be "home base" to spend time with her. I really want to learn as much as possible in the beginning. Prove my value to the company that hires me & earn as much as I can!

Yes it's regional. However you'll learn close quarter maneuvering and backing skills at a highly accelerated rate on a Walmart account.

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.

Reyn R.'s Comment
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Yes it's regional. However you'll learn close quarter maneuvering and backing skills at a highly accelerated rate on a Walmart account.

Well. in my first year, I really don't want anything having to do with "highly accelerated"! HAHAHA!

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Yes it's regional. However you'll learn close quarter maneuvering and backing skills at a highly accelerated rate on a Walmart account.

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Well. in my first year, I really don't want anything having to do with "highly accelerated"! HAHAHA!

My friend you made mention of learning...I was responding to that. My first year running Walmart I estimate over 1500 backs.

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.

Reyn R.'s Comment
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Yes it's regional. However you'll learn close quarter maneuvering and backing skills at a highly accelerated rate on a Walmart account.

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Well. in my first year, I really don't want anything having to do with "highly accelerated"! HAHAHA!

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My friend you made mention of learning...I was responding to that. My first year running Walmart I estimate over 1500 backs.

Woah! 1500 backs!! Maybe once I have an actual home in FL I will speak to them about this option. Hmmm... does the regional route pay more than OTR? Is there more opportunity to earn higher salary on an acct such as this rather than OTR? I'm basing my planning on the idea that more miles equals more income. Is this too narrow a focus?

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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