LTL Trucking - My linehaul job

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6 string rhythm's Comment
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Another thing, before I forget. I've been getting a lot of private messages lately on LTL. I'm glad the thread has been helping folks out!

I don't mind the private messages at all, and I try to respond as soon as I can. But, I'd like to encourage readers to post their questions here on the forum, so that others can benefit from the questions and responses. I like that this thread could also serve as an open dialog, besides just my own posts.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Bel A.'s Comment
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Another thing, before I forget. I've been getting a lot of private messages lately on LTL. I'm glad the thread has been helping folks out!

I don't mind the private messages at all, and I try to respond as soon as I can. But, I'd like to encourage readers to post their questions here on the forum, so that others can benefit from the questions and responses. I like that this thread could also serve as an open dialog, besides just my own posts.

Quit whining and get to answering PM's. You haven't been doing enough miles anyway!

Year end $84,000 each. Been verrrrry lazy. Mikey hit $100k, he's team also.

Thought I'd poke my nose in on your thread. Nice pictures. Still taking you an hour to hook those puppies?

Muahaha! Back to wrestling the southwest . . . the IRS, DMV , the KW and LS . . .

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
6 string rhythm's Comment
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Get off my thread you crazy, muzzily speaking, too independent thinkin' truck owner!!! smile.gif

I'm almost working banker hours with this new schedule! Congrats on raking in that dough.

Down to 25 minutes for a hook, if I don't take time to wipe my nose.

Start your own damn thread ...

AJ D.'s Comment
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Get off my thread you crazy, muzzily speaking, too independent thinkin' truck owner!!! smile.gif

I'm almost working banker hours with this new schedule! Congrats on raking in that dough.

Down to 25 minutes for a hook, if I don't take time to wipe my nose.

Start your own damn thread ...

Bankers Hours! ... what schedule are you on now, bra...

Bel A.'s Comment
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Get off my thread you crazy, muzzily speaking, too independent thinkin' truck owner!!! smile.gif

I'm almost working banker hours with this new schedule! Congrats on raking in that dough.

Down to 25 minutes for a hook, if I don't take time to wipe my nose.

Start your own damn thread ...

Hee hee!!!! I like pilfering through yours!

Aaaah, the usual hours - all over the place, I saw your text this morning in AZ, the Kiwi guy sent his ph# so I yakked with him this afternoon for a half hour.

Goood to see you're paying it forward here - saving souls from OTR. Go on, tell them how I had to talk you out of Crete not once, but 3 times . . . and how you owe me your first born child for repayment !

I've got my own one going on the other forum - check it out if you get bored. Just about there, just my own fear to conquer.

Happy New Year.

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.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Get off my thread you crazy, muzzily speaking, too independent thinkin' truck owner!!! smile.gif

I'm almost working banker hours with this new schedule! Congrats on raking in that dough.

Down to 25 minutes for a hook, if I don't take time to wipe my nose.

Start your own damn thread ...

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Bankers Hours! ... what schedule are you on now, bra...

A nice and sweet 360 mile run into New Jersey and back home. I have the option to pick up more miles, or will be dispatched to other terminals before returning. I sometimes end up with a 540 mile night. It can all depend. But, if I just do the 360 mile trip, I end my shift before I even have to take my 30 minute break.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Jon R.'s Comment
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Well fellow drivers ..

I say everyone to their own ,,, if we just ignore this one ,and not reply ! the thread will stop ..OR the OWNER can simply ban the person ..I know this is harsh ...but it's a thought ..

I've again done it all in the industry 34+ yrs out here ,I don't bragg , NOR do I shove my job down others throats ,,So 6 string you minght want to take heed in that simple advice ....and cease ...! ....or don't .......

Bel A.'s Comment
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Well fellow drivers ..

I say everyone to their own ,,, if we just ignore this one ,and not reply ! the thread will stop ..OR the OWNER can simply ban the person ..I know this is harsh ...but it's a thought ..

I've again done it all in the industry 34+ yrs out here ,I don't bragg , NOR do I shove my job down others throats ,,So 6 string you minght want to take heed in that simple advice ....and cease ...! ....or don't .......

I don't understand what your point, or purpose is. Your posts are difficult to comprehend at best. The intentions of your posts - I'm not sure - Jealousy? You'll have to inform me, at least, what brings you back to this guys thread when it seems to irritate you.

"I don't brag" - preceded by "I've again done it all in the industry 34 years" is an oxymoron. That's about as good as "I gave up smoking, drinking and chasing women - followed by "Darn - I left my whiskey and smokes at the *****house".

The guy isn't shoving his job down anybodys' throat. You can either read and absorb, or dismiss it as BS and carry on. You've done it all, as you say - so go ahead, give us a detailed summary of your 34 years of financials in the industry and let some new drivers know the right way to go for their situation. You've done it all right, Super secret squirrel government loads, hazmat tankers, multi axle OD loads, wher you had to wait for a city to build a bridge for you to cross . . .

"Take heed in that simple advice . . . . and cease . . !" Take some of your own advice.

Oh, and for what little it's worth with my pitiful 10 years experience - I've met a lot of liars and losers in this industry, that can barely rub two nickels or brain cells together after a long career - and I can tell you everything posted on here is 100% the truth, because I work at the same company in a different state - and believe you me - if he got ANYTHING wrong, I'd correct him on it.

Good day, sir.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Jopa's Comment
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Well fellow drivers ..

I say everyone to their own ,,, if we just ignore this one ,and not reply ! the thread will stop ..OR the OWNER can simply ban the person ..I know this is harsh ...but it's a thought ..

I've again done it all in the industry 34+ yrs out here ,I don't bragg , NOR do I shove my job down others throats ,,So 6 string you minght want to take heed in that simple advice ....and cease ...! ....or don't .......

So you've done it all? Like being *rude* to someone you don't know (unless what you said is a joke - I appreciate humor and especially satire so if you were just kidding, then I apologize . . . somehow I don't think you were kidding) . . . so what exactly is wrong with a little gloating done in fun and by a genuinely NICE person who gives heartfelt, thoughtful responses when he can to people's inquiries on this site? He has taken the time (and lots of it) to create a thread that explains a different part of trucking besides the OTR perspective we usually see represented here and he has enlightened a bunch of people (especially myself) who had NO idea what "line haul" was about before he did so . . . so I guess in all of the 34 years when you were doing it all - and even in the years when manners were being taught to you by others - you never bothered to learn simple courtesy to others . . . what a shame . . .

Jopa

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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.

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Bel A.'s Comment
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On second thoughts, I'm disappointed somebody didn't shove their LTL job down my throat earlier in my career - it would have saved me 3 years of refrigerated deliveries at $40,000/year, with a heap of unpaid time.

I , like Jopa, had little idea what those wiggle wagons were doing running up and down the road until the opportunity came up.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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