What's This "BlueBloodhound" Thing?

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The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Thanks TT Official/Unofficial Research Arms!

It's starting to sound a little shady, but then again, they ARE advertising on Sirius radio, which is more than I can say for Lobos...

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

I don't know if HOS would necessarily be an issue, sometimes I'm home for several days; plenty of time to get in a reset or two.

I'm wondering how this would work in real life from a number of perspectives: would primary employers have an issue with their employees doing stuff on the side? Are you covered by the temp company's insurance? Etc.

Of course I suppose I could just contact them, but I'm kind of hoping a rep from their company might stumble in here and answer some questions, a la the Lobos dude.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Hrynn's Comment
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Thanks TT Official/Unofficial Research Arms!

It's starting to sound a little shady, but then again, they ARE advertising on Sirius radio, which is more than I can say for Lobos...

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

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I don't know if HOS would necessarily be an issue, sometimes I'm home for several days; plenty of time to get in a reset or two.

I'm wondering how this would work in real life from a number of perspectives: would primary employers have an issue with their employees doing stuff on the side? Are you covered by the temp company's insurance? Etc.

Of course I suppose I could just contact them, but I'm kind of hoping a rep from their company might stumble in here and answer some questions, a la the Lobos dude.

I think most major companies would discourage that kind of side work. The hours worked for that other job would be required to be logged with your main company as on duty hours (that is where it would interfere with your HOS). Here is a link to where that is mention on the high road training program and if you have a commercial vehicle rule book from your state DMV you can look it up in there as well:

High Road Training Program - Logbook Rules

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.

Logbook:

A written or electronic record of a driver's duty status which must be maintained at all times. The driver records the amount of time spent driving, on-duty not driving, in the sleeper berth, or off duty. The enforcement of the Hours Of Service Rules (HOS) are based upon the entries put in a driver's logbook.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
mcchuckles's Comment
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They have been advertising that here in Columbus Ohio too. My sister in law sent it to me because I'm looking for work. Maybe I will call them and get info if anyone wants me to ask them something you can post it here

Todd W.'s Comment
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Saw these posts, I am from Blue Bloodhound. My name is Todd Warner. All the posts mention very good points. We are basically an advanced job board. We designed a marketplace for drivers both Owner Operators and Drivers without trucks to find work. You can use us to fill out your HOS , to work independently full time or use in between jobs. You of course manage your HOS. But we try to bring opportunities to not just O/O's but the other 3.2 million drivers out there who may time to time need to look for extra work. You operate as a 1099 independent contractor, responsible for your own taxes but also able to write off your own business expenses. You are a small business there are no benefits or paid vacations here. This can be a full time job if you desire or a part time as needed.... or not right for you at all.

You create your own online Driver Qualification File. We notify you of any expiring documents etc. We remind you to audit the file twice a year. This allows for a quick online decision from perspective motor carriers to hire you as an independent contractor on a per run basis. Motor Carrier is responsible for all necessary insurances. You drive. You are paid via your phone upon completion of the run. Runs are posted with all the details you would expect, equipment, necessary experience, all methods of pay, route, expectations of freight management and delivery instructions, etc. You apply if interested. They all vary. There is no forced dispatch. You are not a temp. You can come and go as you wish. There is no membership or any kind of fee for the driver. You work for yourself and make your own decisions.

We are not affiliated with any motor carriers. We are designed to offer opportunities to those who see driving as an independent driver appealing.

Happy to answer any questions...

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey you guys, that was from Todd Warner the COO of Blue Bloodhound. He's the man with the plan:

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Ken C.'s Comment
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Hi Todd, Thanks for the info

Ken C.

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