Northeast Companies

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Kash's Comment
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I'm sitting at a rest area in WV, and have come to realize that OTR is just not for me. I ran Walmart dedicated in Alabama before this but my daughter and her mom moved up with my family in NH. So I'm wondering, are there and companies that run new england? Maybe even daycabs? I see old dominion and Conway in NH all the time. I'm looking for home once at least every 2 weeks or more if possible. I also have a ticket from an "accident" in a parking lot from last year, so that could limit me to certain companies. I'm with swift right now but the closest they are to my house is NY or NJ.

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.

Ken C.'s Comment
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Hey Z...you could run Walmart dedicated up there in New Hampshire or check out craigslist for local jobs

Ken C.

murderspolywog's Comment
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Z do you have a Hz, double, and tanker endosment? I know at least out here in the west all the ltl carriers I have looked at require it. Most all the one I saw also require 1 or more years of experience. You can also get ahould of who ever runs the east coast dedicated fleets and see if they have anything works for you. Flatbed jobs can be pretty regional depending on the Carrie. Good luck I hope you find something that works for you,

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.

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
Old School's Comment
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Take a look at NEMF (New England Motor Freight). I'm in the Northeast a lot, and I see them all over the place.

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