Smash That Regional Run

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Chris the stick slinger's Comment
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Run a regional route delivering furniture. Past two weeks ran 5363 miles with 64 stops. Average around 2300 a week with 30 stops..

Just wanted to let you new drivers know you can make great money and reset at home every weekend if you are willing to work hard and back slow.

Look into regional work. Hard on rookies (like me) but worth it.

Just wanted to give regional work a shout out cause I don't see a whole lot about it on here.

Anyone else????

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.

KH's Comment
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In what way is it hard, long hours, or are you unloading furniture as well as driving?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have had a number of people sign on with companies like US Xpress and Werner that have regional runs available that are also driver unload. They have accounts with the dollar stores like Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Family Dollar. Those divisions pay really well but the work is tough and so are the multiple stops you have to find and get backed into all the time. You certainly earn your money in those divisions.

There are also a lot of dry van and flatbed companies that can get drivers home on weekends. That's always a great option.

Chris, I ran the Dollar Tree account for US Xpress for a year one time. Great money but the job was the toughest I ever had in trucking.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris the stick slinger's Comment
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In what way is it hard, long hours, or are you unloading furniture as well as driving?

Yes we unload it. The toughest part would be the mom and pop stores we deliver to. (by the way my favorite people to deal with) Their stores are set up for box trucks not semis.

Brett, I run 6 days a week. Very hard work indeed. I notice a lot of tough spots to get in and out of and it seems those older dollar stores would be a nightmare. The newer stores for the most part look like they have much more room.

I do highly recommend this type of work for people with a strong work ethic.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I do highly recommend this type of work for people with a strong work ethic.

I agree. If you're the type that normally outworks most people and you're looking to make as much as you can then this type of opportunity is a great one to consider.

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