Averitt Express & Central Tech Tdt

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Bucket's Comment
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Start school May 4, home weekly, with hazmat , tanker, double! Four weeks (actually 23 days) then about six weeks mentor training. Does that sound good?

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Tractor Man's Comment
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Sounds great for a job straight out of school! I personally am looking forward to OTR out for several weeks at a time. No wife, kids or significant other to be looking for weekly hometime. I want to jump in with both feet and see if the "Lifestyle" fits. Trial by fire if you will!

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.

Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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Sounds awesome to me smile.gif I am planning on attending Central Tech too, starting on May 18, so we might cross paths smile.gif

James J.'s Comment
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I'm with Averitt Express and love working for them, I did truckload but now i'm running ports. it gets me home nights and weekends..

toonces's Comment
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I was thinking about attending Central Tech also. Were you guys able to get financing for the tuition?

Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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I have not actually applied for the financing yet, but I talked to the people with the state WIA program and they said I had a near 100% chance of qualifying for the state grant. If that falls through the Wells Fargo loan that Central Tech recommends is a pretty decent deal, no payments for six months after leaving school and pretty low interest.

I was thinking about attending Central Tech also. Were you guys able to get financing for the tuition?

Bucket's Comment
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XPO offered to sponsor me. I don't want to do OTR. John at Central Tech recommended Averitt. The recruiter I spoke with answered my questions. James maybe you can answer, do you drive a Volvo? If yes, is it comfortable? Why I ask I read a post that the Volvo he was in shook the bubbles out of his drink! Might have been the road not the truck. I see you are in Georgia, are you home weekly? Do you drop and hook with no touch? Sorry about all these questions but wanting to confirm what I was told.

Thanks stay safe!!

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

James J.'s Comment
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I'm in a Freightliner (brand new one) also drove one on the truckload side so can't answer the Volvo question, I'm home every night and weekends now when I was truckload I was home on weekends. What i'm doing now is port runs I do not drop and hook at all and I do not touch any freight, all I do is unlatch my box and a crane removes it. As a truckload driver I did some drop and hook and some live loads, only 2 times did I ever touch freight and it was for a petco account then all I did was palletjack it to the back of the truck.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

James J.'s Comment
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Also feel free to message me and I'll answer any question as best I can.

Bucket's Comment
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I was thinking about attending Central Tech also. Were you guys able to get financing for the tuition?

I sent you a pm.

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