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Kenny S.'s Comment
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Is there any chance of me getting regional after CDL school with prime? I'm slated for OTR and if that is what I have to do to get my foot in the door then I'll just suck it up. However I would prefer a regional route. I live in Richmond,VA

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.

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.

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.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I'd love to drive for Prime, but their home time doesn't suit my needs at this time. My understanding is that their regional division is only for owner/operators.. someone please correct me if I'm wrong. As a company driver, you will earn 1 day of home time for every 7 days out... expect to be out 3-4 weeks at a time.

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.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Is there any chance of me getting regional after CDL school with prime? I'm slated for OTR and if that is what I have to do to get my foot in the door then I'll just suck it up. However I would prefer a regional route. I live in Richmond,VA

Flatbed has a Texas regional and a Midwest regional. I've heard talk of a Northeast regional, but I think the guy who told me that was sort of making it up. There is quite a bit of freight in the Southeast (especially GA and NC shippers) so you could maybe ask your dispatcher to try to run that area, but a lot of that stuff runs up either to the NE or west.

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.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

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.

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.
Kenny S.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info. Hopefully I can put the odds in my favor. Might have to buy my dispatcher a few meals. Lol

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.
Matt M.'s Comment
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There's regional Walmart out of Shelbyville, TN that's not too far from you. I spoke with a guy that likes it there but he runs OTR style, 3-4 weeks at a time, but only in that region.

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.

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.

Kenny S.'s Comment
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There's regional Walmart out of Shelbyville, TN that's not too far from you. I spoke with a guy that likes it there but he runs OTR style, 3-4 weeks at a time, but only in that region.

Hey, it's better than nothing.

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.

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.

Logan M.'s Comment
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Olney il has a regional , northeast dedicated for reefer ( I believe) lewiston maine, murfreesboro tn to mi for general mills, there's something out of Kansas City or that area as well that I know of, and also a fl to nj Tropicana run that has a few dedicated guys.

Not sure what else we have.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Kenny S.'s Comment
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Just got a message from.primes Facebook page and they said there is a NE regional (which I'm not exactly sure what that is?) And it pays .49 is that even worth the hassle?

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.

Josh S.'s Comment
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Key to the northeast is parking early. A lot of the dedicated runs require 2 years of driving for prime, I know for sure general Mills does because I had looked into that. Walmart I believe doesn't have a time expectation but I personally can't stand the Walmart runs.

Dedicated Run:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Logan M.'s Comment
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You can run a dedicated account with prime with no experience. I ran general mills, (murfreesboro to kalamazoo, reed city to murfreesboro) Right after upgrading, unless something has changed recently.

Or also maybe to ask for it and have it promised to you, you need the experience? I'm no expert only speaking from my experiene.

I agree with the walmart runs I did a few out of lewiston, run all night deliver to the stores, then got the joy of rush hour each morning to get back and go to sleep lol. I also found out the way they pay is a little different and I didn't care too much for it. Not bad for a change once in a while though lol

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