OTL-Averitt Express Looking For Top Tier Drivers

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Paul C., Rubber Duckey's Comment
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Hmm sounds like a ploy to get some driver referrals especially the mandatory 4 months with averit without even a hint if you could even run the gig.

That said I always did want to be on tour. Seen several bands up close and in person at my cousins venue in Texas.

Just my gut is telling me sounds too good to be true. I mean that's my gut reaction.

Recruiters have said flat out lies to hire me on. Now I regret my decision.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Hmm sounds like a ploy to get some driver referrals especially the mandatory 4 months with averit without even a hint if you could even run the gig.

That said I always did want to be on tour. Seen several bands up close and in person at my cousins venue in Texas.

Just my gut is telling me sounds too good to be true. I mean that's my gut reaction.

Recruiters have said flat out lies to hire me on. Now I regret my decision.

I understand your skepticism, but, this is legit.

The ones who read this and sent me a PM can vouch that I, not once, asked them to give my name or driver number if they apply. I am a driver not a recruiter. I put the 4 month line in to let whomever is interested know right off that they will not be hired directly into this division. They, just like the rest of us did, have to prove themselves first.

The only reason I posted this is to help get some quality, willing drivers to become candidates because we (OTL) have had to turn down gigs because we did not have the number of drivers needed. We were all on tour or dedicated to production runs.

This is a cool way to earn money but getting and keeping high caliber drivers is difficult. They either mis understood the length of time out or was unaware that we drive hard from one venue to the next.

I hope this eased your concerns. As you can see I have posted many times here and gave myself a huge head start by utilizing the training materials. I am grateful for this site and am just trying to give back by dropping a little insider information.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Got it. That makes sense to "test drive" someone within the company to see if they are a candidate for moving around. I'm actually glad they vet people out like that instead of just hiring anyone. It really does make for a better team. I'll absolutely keep Averitt on my radar. If I could afford the schooling outright I would go that route instead and just start much earlier with them. So unless I get a windfall Prime for at least one year is the way I'll be going. But I intend to keep in touch here during that time just to keep my toe in the water.

Thanks for everything!

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Oh, one question, since I've never run a tour of this size before. (Like I said, one tour bus per band with ATTACHED trailer to the bus!) I'm guessing I already know what "on tour" is. What is a "dedicated to production runs"?

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Oh. And totally selfish, personal question. Once in OTL, is there a pet policy?

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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A production run is for a single show or event. For example, award shows, special appearances etc.

Sorry, but, Averitt has a no pet policy.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Aaaahhhh, got it. Would definitely prefer tours, obviously, but production runs are cool too. (I used to do B list overhire electrician and staging work a million years ago. Got sent out on a lot of convention calls.)

And phooey. But I'm not surprised. And it's not that bad if it's a touring gig to not have a pet with you. You're still around people. It's not as much of a lone wolf position as regular OTR. At least, that's how it seems to me.

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.

James J.'s Comment
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I drive for Averitt and after reading this I did some checking, Rolling Thunder is right on the money with his info and I was going to "apply" for this till I read the away time, I like truckload for my weekends off so it wasn't for me.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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I drive for Averitt and after reading this I did some checking, Rolling Thunder is right on the money with his info and I was going to "apply" for this till I read the away time, I like truckload for my weekends off so it wasn't for me.

Thanks for the back up James. Stay safe out there.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Driving opportunities like this make me happy I have a husband who is fine with me being gone all the time and a daughter who is grown. It's really a lucky situation to be in.

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