LTL Trucking - My Linehaul Job

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6 string rhythm's Comment
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Jared, it would be beneficial to contact your local OD terminal and confirm any school you plan on attending, but if you adhere to the general requirements they gave you, then you should be OK. OD certainly does offer tuition reimbursement. I went to private CDL school, but because of how well OD pays, I had my 5k tuition paid off within 4 months. I had put my tuition on a credit card I opened up specifically for school, which gave me 1.5 years of interest free payments, if I recall correctly. I never paid a penny interest.

Curious, if you're in MO, are you referring to the Parsons terminal in Kansas for the closest OD terminal?

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.

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.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Tyler, I'm not getting your PMs. I checked my spam folder too. Brett, you got a solution?

JJ's Comment
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Thanks for starting this thread. i will be reading intently.. just starting out myself on my first job in trucking too but will be going regional after training..good luck too ya 6string

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.

JJ's Comment
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Lol, just saw this is a yr old thread.. i will have to catch up on 29 pages of reading ..

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Tyler, I'm not getting your PMs. I checked my spam folder too. Brett, you got a solution?

That sucks as it was a pretty long pm and for the life of me I can't remember what all I said. Hopefully Brett can figure out what's going on.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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Lol, just saw this is a yr old thread.. i will have to catch up on 29 pages of reading ..

It's truly worth it. Any decent journals like this I read them all. 6 strings is probably one of the most detailed and informative I have read.

G-Rod's Comment
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Jared, it would be beneficial to contact your local OD terminal and confirm any school you plan on attending, but if you adhere to the general requirements they gave you, then you should be OK. OD certainly does offer tuition reimbursement. I went to private CDL school, but because of how well OD pays, I had my 5k tuition paid off within 4 months. I had put my tuition on a credit card I opened up specifically for school, which gave me 1.5 years of interest free payments, if I recall correctly. I never paid a penny interest.

Curious, if you're in MO, are you referring to the Parsons terminal in Kansas for the closest OD terminal?

6 string, I am in Kansas City, and referring to the OD terminal in Edwardsville, KS. I may see if I get a hold of someone there specifically and double check like you said.

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.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Tyler, I'm not getting your PMs. I checked my spam folder too. Brett, you got a solution?

It shows it was delivered at 2:40 pm Eastern time yesterday. I just resent it now so let me know if you get it.

slab latch's Comment
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Another company for you drivers to check out if you live in the south eastern states is southeastern freight lines. Www.Sefl.com. southeastern is a private family owned and operated ltl carrier.

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
Tyler Durden's Comment
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6 string I sent you another private message. Hope you get this one

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