Prime, Schneider, Or Werner

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Hey Carter ? How is the bunk space on those lightweights ? I've seen a lot of them going down the road and they seem small.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Carter's Comment
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Hey Carter ? How is the bunk space on those lightweights ? I've seen a lot of them going down the road and they seem small.

I'm still in my trainers truck, so nice and spacious... I will definitely let you know once I get into my own. Daniel B has a great post (with pictures) describing how to make the most the space in a LW. Just use the forum search for "lightweight" and it should be the first result.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
millionmiler24's Comment
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Hello i am back again lol i have one simple question as far as home time . I live in Massachusetts so basically say i went to warner and i was to go home their are no terminals around me so how would it work with the trailer. This is a general auestion forbalotbof companys i was looking into that arnt around me where would my trials go when i go home?

Is there anything else besides hometime you are looking for in a company? When I first had my TX CDL I drove for all the big name companies. Based on my experience, when it came to getting me home when I needed to, Werner was my best choice. Of the big name companies, I drove for Swift, Schneider, and Werner. Thats 3 out of the big 4. I never drove for JB Hunt. Swift has more terminals I believe than Werner does. Someone correct me if I am wrong. I see your current status on your profile as "Company Driver in Training". Who are you currently driving for now?

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.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Hello i am back again lol i have one simple question as far as home time . I live in Massachusetts so basically say i went to warner and i was to go home their are no terminals around me so how would it work with the trailer. This is a general auestion forbalotbof companys i was looking into that arnt around me where would my trials go when i go home?

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Is there anything else besides hometime you are looking for in a company? When I first had my TX CDL I drove for all the big name companies. Based on my experience, when it came to getting me home when I needed to, Werner was my best choice. Of the big name companies, I drove for Swift, Schneider, and Werner. Thats 3 out of the big 4. I never drove for JB Hunt. Swift has more terminals I believe than Werner does. Someone correct me if I am wrong. I see your current status on your profile as "Company Driver in Training". Who are you currently driving for now?

I think when it comes to size its Swift, Schneider, and then Werner but I may be wrong. I believe its that order for amount of terminals also from biggest to smallest.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Hello i am back again lol i have one simple question as far as home time . I live in Massachusetts so basically say i went to warner and i was to go home their are no terminals around me so how would it work with the trailer. This is a general auestion forbalotbof companys i was looking into that arnt around me where would my trials go when i go home?

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Is there anything else besides hometime you are looking for in a company? When I first had my TX CDL I drove for all the big name companies. Based on my experience, when it came to getting me home when I needed to, Werner was my best choice. Of the big name companies, I drove for Swift, Schneider, and Werner. Thats 3 out of the big 4. I never drove for JB Hunt. Swift has more terminals I believe than Werner does. Someone correct me if I am wrong. I see your current status on your profile as "Company Driver in Training". Who are you currently driving for now?

Cystuartfl you replied to a thread that has been inactive for over two years. Not a bad thing, but unlikely the OP will respond to your question. Even so, number of terminals has less to do with getting home then the frequency of freight moving through the area you live in. Overall it depends on the company's major freight corridors, the experience/competence of your dispatcher/driver manager and also timing.

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.

Dispatcher:

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.

Driver Manager:

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.
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