Local Or Regional In The Northeast?

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Jim S.'s Comment
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Hi, all! I'm currently in CDL school in Philadelphia, and am hoping to land a local or regional job in this area. So far the recruiter from Covenant has paid us a visit and told of a regular regional route around here with home time every week. That's not bad, and I've heard Werner has something similar. Anybody familiar with options in the NE USA that would get me home at least weekly, if not daily? I'd imagine there has to be something available, as the NE isn't the most popular place for truckers to drive.

Thanks!

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.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Hey Jim, take a look at what Roehl has to offer in your area. If you go to Roehl jobs they have a nice little system that would tell you what’s available. I started with Roehl back in 2014 and went to dedicated regional , home weekly. They operate a drop yard (shared) at the truck center in Bensalem Pa. so that would be a plus for you. I run dedicated out of Winchester Va. I do not recommend local direct out of school. Good luck

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.

Steve L.'s Comment
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You may also wanna check Schneiderjobs.com. They have a dedicated out of PA that delivers to Walmart in the NE Maryland area.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Prime has NE regional. I live outside of philly but am OTR.

Fly eagles fly.... lol

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.

Jim S.'s Comment
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Thanks, all! I'll be sure to look into those companies. And yes, fly Eagles, fly. It was a great game, and I'm glad they were able to bring it home.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Neal J.'s Comment
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Hey Jim, take a look at what Roehl has to offer in your area. If you go to Roehl jobs they have a nice little system that would tell you what’s available. I started with Roehl back in 2014 and went to dedicated regional , home weekly. They operate a drop yard (shared) at the truck center in Bensalem Pa. so that would be a plus for you. I run dedicated out of Winchester Va. I do not recommend local direct out of school. Good luck

I'm heading out on Phase 2 with Roehl next week, so far I like everything about Roehl. *shameless Roehl plug*

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.

Lowry F.'s Comment
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Like Steve said Schneider offers dedicated regional which is weekly home time and they have regional also with weekly home time. Intermodal is hard to find without a minimum of 3 months experience doable but hard. Jb hunt and Schneider both offer intermodal with a minimum 3 months experience but your home daily. Goodluck

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

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