Getting Started At Od Without. Experience

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Erik E.'s Comment
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I've learned to get started at old dominion without Cdl you usually have to start working at the dock and I was hoping for some advice or information from someone that's done it

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.
G-Town's Comment
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I've learned to get started at old dominion without Cdl you usually have to start working at the dock and I was hoping for some advice or information from someone that's done it

Erik there is a driver on the forum who goes by the name "SixString". He is an Old Dominion line-haul driver. My reply will bump this to the top, if he sees it, he will reply.

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.
6 string rhythm's Comment
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Indeed I will reply! Thanks for bumping it G-Town.

Erik, you should update your location on your profile. I don't know where you're located, and opportunities at OD terminals will vary according to location. Some terminals don't have OD's "school" for folks who come in without their CDL. Other terminals do have this opportunity, and some terminals that have the school do not require time spent at the dock.

E.g., at my home terminal , you don't have to work on the dock to be enrolled in OD's school. In fact, people off the street are hired to learn how to drive a truck, and then can choose whether they wanna be a P&D , combo, or linehaul driver. Keep in mind that while in OD's school, you are being paid as an employee, and you're paid well. I came to OD after going to a private CDL school, and during training I was making around $1,000 a week - AFTER taxes.

Feel free to PM me as well. I'm here to help as much as possible.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Erik E.'s Comment
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Sorry , I haven't been on the forum for a while but thank you for your input. Old told me they are on a hiring freeze till march so I've dropped off my resume at st george terminal and plan on checking back with them.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Jay D.'s Comment
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Hey 6 string, would you mind sharing what terminal your out of ? Or school locations

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

87gnturbo6's Comment
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Hello, I just wanted to thank everyone who takes the time to reply to the questions that new drivers post here. I can't tell you guys how helpful it is when you're new to this.

I did have a question or two for 6 string but not sure how to pm. Wondering if you would be able to send me a message and I could reply. I'm in northeast pa and interested in od. Thank you again.

Banks's Comment
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Hello, I just wanted to thank everyone who takes the time to reply to the questions that new drivers post here. I can't tell you guys how helpful it is when you're new to this.

I did have a question or two for 6 string but not sure how to pm. Wondering if you would be able to send me a message and I could reply. I'm in northeast pa and interested in od. Thank you again.

There's no way to PM on this forum and 6 string has been gone for a while. AFAIK, the only terminal hiring in NEPA is Bethlehem and I don't think they do training, but I could be wrong.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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6 string hasn't been around for a few years, I do linehaul for OD just not in PA I can try to answer any questions you have.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Ronnie F.'s Comment
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Indeed I will reply! Thanks for bumping it G-Town.

Erik, you should update your location on your profile. I don't know where you're located, and opportunities at OD terminals will vary according to location. Some terminals don't have OD's "school" for folks who come in without their indigocardCDL. Other terminals do have this opportunity, and some terminals that have the school do not require time spent at the dock.

E.g., at my home terminal , you don't have to work on the dock to be enrolled in OD's school. In fact, people off the street are hired to learn how to drive a truck, and then can choose whether they wanna be a P&D , combo, or linehaul driver. Keep in mind that while in OD's school, you are being paid as an employee, and you're paid well. I came to OD after going to a private CDL school, and during training I was making around $1,000 a week - AFTER taxes.

Feel free to PM me as well. I'm here to help as much as possible.

Thanks for the information, I will try to figure it out for more. Keep sharing such informative response.

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.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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