What's This "BlueBloodhound" Thing?

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The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Heard an ad for this service for drivers, checked out their website, but I couldn't figure out what exactly they do or how it works. Anyone ever heard of this?

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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It sounds like a strictly owner/opp company like Landstar, but I'll have to check it out.

Dave

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Well the ad says something about not having to have your own truck...?

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Well the ad says something about not having to have your own truck...?

It is kind of both. I'm thinking if you have your own truck, they'll broker freight for you.

I also think they act as a temp. hire service for CDL holders. In other words if you are looking to make a little extra cash, but don't want to be hired on permanently to a company, they'll find a company truck for you to drive.

Dave

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.
The Persian Conversion's Comment
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So like I could theoretically come home for home time and do a few local runs or something to make some extra cash?

Hrynn's Comment
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I've seen billboards around advertising for them and also had no idea what it was...

So like I could theoretically come home for home time and do a few local runs or something to make some extra cash?

I think that could get you in trouble with your hours of service though, right?

Errol V.'s Comment
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TT Research Dept. gets in gear:

Part of their blurb says be OTR one week, then LTL the next week.

There seems to be as sample job listing on the web site: Monitors and Furniture, 144 miles out of Cinci, 2 stops. $3000. (Yes, $3k)

This is from a press release:

The company said it is working to eliminate the rapidly increasing driver shortage with its web- and mobile-based solutions that connect independent, professional (CDL-licensed) drivers with motor carriers who have job opportunities

I smell a little Lobo here, but the Blue Bloodhound is based in Hickory, NC.

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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.

Jetguy's Comment
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Unlike Errol, I am not a part of TT Research Dept, But My INDEPENDENT Research:

On Facebook, Nov 16, 2015 was the day they opened for business and started "taking calls". It says their people graduated. I counted over 40 people holding certificates. There were least 2 pictures of their "employees". They have a room full of computers.

FROM BLUE BLOODHOUND FAQ: Do I need a truck? No, you can operate as an independent contractor without owning or leasing a truck. The carrier supplies the truck. You use it for their run, and that’s it. If you own a truck, and operate as an owner-operator, then you of course can use your assets. But if not, Blue Bloodhound does give the driver the freedom and independence of an owner-operator without the requirement of being one.

Will be interesting the future comments we'll get.

Phox's Comment
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Sounds a little bit like a uship service except if you don't own your own truck they'll get you one to use.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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I get 25% of the load working for my current company. I think I'll pass on this new company, for now.

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