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Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Hey Kenny!

I'm up in Manassas in Prince William County. I'm hoping to be driving for Prime in the spring, and I've been told by a LOT of people that regionals are possible, but not probable, especially fresh out of training. Prime is mostly OTR , so if you go with them I would expect to do that for a while. Also, I've been told not to ask for the NE regional , especially fresh out of training. Maybe after some time. Whenever there is more pay involved, it's for a reason. There are also reasons you'll hear a bunch of people talk about how awful driving in the NE can be. As with anything, you can get used to it and any good driver really should be able to drive in any type of situation.

I have a thread I started called "Specific Questions for Prime Drivers" or something like that. Search for that thread. There was a lot of good information there.

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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Hey Kenny!

I'm up in Manassas in Prince William County. I'm hoping to be driving for Prime in the spring, and I've been told by a LOT of people that regionals are possible, but not probable, especially fresh out of training. Prime is mostly OTR , so if you go with them I would expect to do that for a while. Also, I've been told not to ask for the NE regional , especially fresh out of training. Maybe after some time. Whenever there is more pay involved, it's for a reason. There are also reasons you'll hear a bunch of people talk about how awful driving in the NE can be. As with anything, you can get used to it and any good driver really should be able to drive in any type of situation.

I have a thread I started called "Specific Questions for Prime Drivers" or something like that. Search for that thread. There was a lot of good information there.

Thanks! I'll check it out

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.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I *just* replied to my own thread so it should be near the top of the page now.

Brian E.'s Comment
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The dedicated run out of Murfreesboro TN interest me

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."

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