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Jay D.'s Comment
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I've been driving truck for over 30 years. But only 2 1/2 of them OTR. I drove flatbeds,frameless dump,bellydump , vans, Winch truck (setting 400bbl tanks up for drilling rigs) Oversize compressor buildings.....and Heavyhaul 11 axle. Always for local contractors...so when I fill out an application...I have to put 2 yrs experience. I've hauled heavy/oversize in the mountains...chained up in axle deep mud and snow...but according to my app...I sound like a trainee.

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.

Sandman's Comment
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I've been driving truck for over 30 years. But only 2 1/2 of them OTR. I drove flatbeds,frameless dump,bellydump , vans, Winch truck (setting 400bbl tanks up for drilling rigs) Oversize compressor buildings.....and Heavyhaul 11 axle. Always for local contractors...so when I fill out an application...I have to put 2 yrs experience. I've hauled heavy/oversize in the mountains...chained up in axle deep mud and snow...but according to my app...I sound like a trainee.

This is why the year restriction is bs. Glad I don't have to worry about a company asking if I have a one year OTR experience anymore. I would say let them know when you call them, don't wait for them to call you.

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.

Jay D.'s Comment
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I've been driving truck for over 30 years. But only 2 1/2 of them OTR. I drove flatbeds,frameless dump,bellydump , vans, Winch truck (setting 400bbl tanks up for drilling rigs) Oversize compressor buildings.....and Heavyhaul 11 axle. Always for local contractors...so when I fill out an application...I have to put 2 yrs experience. I've hauled heavy/oversize in the mountains...chained up in axle deep mud and snow...but according to my app...I sound like a trainee.

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This is why the year restriction is bs. Glad I don't have to worry about a company asking if I have a one year OTR experience anymore. I would say let them know when you call them, don't wait for them to call you.

Thanks Sand man

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.

Jay D.'s Comment
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Sandman....I hauled sand for Crowder trucking in Tallahassee...does that count??

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.
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