Trucking Companies In The South

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USMC AAV's Comment
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I've been running flatbed for the last 6-7 years. I really enjoy it but I keep thinking maybe I should try something else. Anyone know of any smaller trucking companies that operate mainly in the south (lower half of the U.S.)?

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Normally, I would do my shameless Wolding plug, but I doubt we would qualify as smaller in your book. Besides, why would you go from driving flatbed back to dry van?

I wish I could help, but my only suggestion is to check craigslist. A lot of smaller companies as well as big ones use it to find drivers. I wish you the best in your search.

Drive Safe and God Speed

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
USMC AAV's Comment
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Ironically I looked in Wolding, but I live outside of their hiring area. Or so the Rep I talked to told me specifically.

The reason why I want to try something different is I an getting older and I would like to find something not so taxing on my body. I mean I am fit and not overweight but after 20 years of being in the Marine Corps, my body hurts from time to time and flatbed isnt getting easier. Especially in the winter months. Now I am not one of these die hard people who live to drive and drive to live. I have a wife and a family so getting home every 14 day would be great and thankfully I don't have any debt. I just want to drive ( cause I enjoy it) and make a good paycheck along the way.

Normally, I would do my shameless Wolding plug, but I doubt we would qualify as smaller in your book. Besides, why would you go from driving flatbed back to dry van?

I wish I could help, but my only suggestion is to check craigslist. A lot of smaller companies as well as big ones use it to find drivers. I wish you the best in your search.

Drive Safe and God Speed

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Check out our truck driving job listings and you'll find a bunch of ideas. There are tons of companies that offer Southeast regional runs. I don't know of any small companies off the top of my head, but a lot of the major dry van carriers have Southeast regional stuff.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Cwc's Comment
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Raven Transport runs in the south alot. They aren't a super small company but they aren't Swift or CRST sized either.

They also run flowers in the spring and summer if that's something you might be interested in, if not tell them and they won't send you on them.

You can pretty much count on running in Florida every other week or so. They run I95 ,i85 and I10 as far North as PA, South to Miami, West to TX.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Ironically I looked in Wolding, but I live outside of their hiring area. Or so the Rep I talked to told me specifically.

The reason why I want to try something different is I an getting older and I would like to find something not so taxing on my body. I mean I am fit and not overweight but after 20 years of being in the Marine Corps, my body hurts from time to time and flatbed isnt getting easier. Especially in the winter months. Now I am not one of these die hard people who live to drive and drive to live. I have a wife and a family so getting home every 14 day would be great and thankfully I don't have any debt. I just want to drive ( cause I enjoy it) and make a good paycheck along the way.

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Normally, I would do my shameless Wolding plug, but I doubt we would qualify as smaller in your book. Besides, why would you go from driving flatbed back to dry van?

I wish I could help, but my only suggestion is to check craigslist. A lot of smaller companies as well as big ones use it to find drivers. I wish you the best in your search.

Drive Safe and God Speed

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Most of the freight that I have done to NC is going to the Charlotte area. Mostly the 77 and 85 corridors.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Robert Bearden Inc, (rbitrucking.com). Southeast Regional. Approximately 200 trucks/drivers, but plenty of freight.

I’ve been with them for about a year now. All dry van , most loads out of the Valdosta, Ga area and some dedicated. They get you home weekly.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
USMC AAV's Comment
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Thanks Brett! As usual you are full of helpful hints :)

Check out our truck driving job listings and you'll find a bunch of ideas. There are tons of companies that offer Southeast regional runs. I don't know of any small companies off the top of my head, but a lot of the major dry van carriers have Southeast regional stuff.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
USMC AAV's Comment
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Wow, I didn't even think of Raven. I used to live about 15 miles from a depot.

Basically though to comment on what you stated I'm not looking for a super small company I just don't want to run for one of the Giant companies like Swift or CRST. Not that I have anything bad to say about any of them, it is just I'v been used to running for a small to medium sized company for so long you get used to the mentality. Maybe I just need to spend a day looking at everyone and narrow down all my options.

Raven Transport runs in the south alot. They aren't a super small company but they aren't Swift or CRST sized either.

They also run flowers in the spring and summer if that's something you might be interested in, if not tell them and they won't send you on them.

You can pretty much count on running in Florida every other week or so. They run I95 ,i85 and I10 as far North as PA, South to Miami, West to TX.

USMC AAV's Comment
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The good part of all this is I am not in a rush. After three and 1/2 years of reading all the posts I have read on this site, I have learned a few things about trucking. That and the moderators and Brett have given me loads of good advice to think about and keep in mind.

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