Flatbed Companies Hiring East Of 95?

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Dimination's Comment
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Okay, I recently graduated from CDL school and my test is tomorrow. I've been looking and looking for a decent flatbed company and my friend referred me to TMC Transportation, which only hires west of I-95. My wife and I had decided to move west of I-95 but due to some personal events, we are no longer moving there and I need to find a flatbed company that hires east of I-95. I called and applied to Melton Truck Lines and for whatever reason they decided to do with another candidate (weird considering the supply/demand of truck drivers, but I wasn't going to argue because my friend said their offer wasn't good, and he's a flatbed truck driver as well). So I called another company he suggested who had an advertisement for drivers that's east of 95 (Kinston, NC), but I called them and they don't hire east of 95 apparently.

Does anyone know of any other flatbed companies that hire east of 95? Closest major city is Jackvonville, North Carolina.

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Try Gypsum, or Maverick.

Both good companies. I am unsure about their exact hiring area, though

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I believe Decker does as well as ATS.

Dimination's Comment
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I will call them all tomorrow, but I don't think Maverick does since they have a hiring map that is all west of 95. Gypsum Express hires out of somewhere in South Carolina but their recording said "the Carolines". I haven't looked up Decker or ATS yet.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I will call them all tomorrow, but I don't think Maverick does since they have a hiring map that is all west of 95. Gypsum Express hires out of somewhere in South Carolina but their recording said "the Carolines". I haven't looked up Decker or ATS yet.

You can also try McElroy, their map looks like it stops at 95, but it never hurts to ask. Sometimes, a company may make an exception, if they know they can get you home, and you are close enough to where their freight moves.

Is a move west of 95 possible in the future? if so, that can make a difference, also.

good luck, and stay safe

RedBeard's Comment
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I will call them all tomorrow, but I don't think Maverick does since they have a hiring map that is all west of 95. Gypsum Express hires out of somewhere in South Carolina but their recording said "the Carolines". I haven't looked up Decker or ATS yet.

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You can also try McElroy, their map looks like it stops at 95, but it never hurts to ask. Sometimes, a company may make an exception, if they know they can get you home, and you are close enough to where their freight moves.

Is a move west of 95 possible in the future? if so, that can make a difference, also.

good luck, and stay safe

I drive for McElroy and they will i hire someone from jacksonville nc. I know this cause one of the guys from class during training was from jacksonville nc. Now just letting you know you will be running the northest a lot and thank god you carolina_boys get those runs and not us tennessee boys. We mainly run KY IN IL TN AL MS GA NC OH MI. But heard that most of the guys over there run up there like VA WV MD OH PA NH NY NC SC GA. Now if you want to haul any coils McElroy is not the company for you, none of the carolina boys haul coils hell them boys aint even got chains or binders.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I drive for McElroy and they will i hire someone from jacksonville nc. I know this cause one of the guys from class during training was from jacksonville nc. Now just letting you know you will be running the northest a lot and thank god you carolina_boys get those runs and not us tennessee boys. We mainly run KY IN IL TN AL MS GA NC OH MI. But heard that most of the guys over there run up there like VA WV MD OH PA NH NY NC SC GA. Now if you want to haul any coils McElroy is not the company for you, none of the carolina boys haul coils hell them boys aint even got chains or binders.

Redbeard, McElroy is my first of 2 flatbed companies I would love to drive for, along with gypsum. Number 3 overall. I love that their health care is free, for the silver plan. Since my wife already has a good plan of her own, that will save us some money. Do you get good miles? And besides mileage, what else do they pay out for?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Dimination, you might want to consider Cypress - they are a flat-bed operation out of Florida. I've seen them all over the country, but since I am in the North East a lot, I see them running up and down I-95 all the time. They haul a lot of sheetrock loads. I've run into their drivers at a couple of steel mills also and they seem to be quite content with their situations.

Bad Bob's Comment
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Dimination, you might want to consider Cypress - they are a flat-bed operation out of Florida. I've seen them all over the country, but since I am in the North East a lot, I see them running up and down I-95 all the time. They haul a lot of sheetrock loads. I've run into their drivers at a couple of steel mills also and they seem to be quite content with their situations.

I'm definitely going to say check with Cypress. I have been doing my research and they seem like a good outfit. Flatbed is not my thing. If it was I would seriously look at them.

Bad Bob

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