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Smokin Joe's Comment
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Just wanted to ask and get good opinions, I am a 20 yr trucking veteran, pulled dry van , reefer , flatbed and tankers and which pulling liquified petroleum gas (butane and propane) for the last 16 yrs in Louisiana ( home), Texas, Mississippi and Southern Arkansas and with the industry the way it is now loads are slow and at the point that my company is actively searching for a buyer to purchase the trucking company, 1.) what i wanted to know is who are some good companies to check into for good home time like every weekend or every other weekend, 2.) Pay and benefit's like insurance with my experience and 3.) Would i have to go OTR or would i be able to do regional or dedicated right from the start with my 4 state's traveled 20 yr career. Thanks! For any feed back.

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.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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Steve L.'s Comment
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Just wanted to ask and get good opinions, I am a 20 yr trucking veteran, pulled dry van , reefer , flatbed and tankers and which pulling liquified petroleum gas (butane and propane) for the last 16 yrs in Louisiana ( home), Texas, Mississippi and Southern Arkansas and with the industry the way it is now loads are slow and at the point that my company is actively searching for a buyer to purchase the trucking company, 1.) what i wanted to know is who are some good companies to check into for good home time like every weekend or every other weekend, 2.) Pay and benefit's like insurance with my experience and 3.) Would i have to go OTR or would i be able to do regional or dedicated right from the start with my 4 state's traveled 20 yr career. Thanks! For any feed back.

Joe, I drive for Schneider and it sounds like your experience would be a great asset to Schneider.

I am dry Van, but Schneider has tanker operations in Reserve, LA and all the tanker guys I talk to really like it.

As for Schneider; they've kept all promises to me and they get me home to Florida panhandle.

If you want to talk, private message me and I'll give ya my phone number.

Good luck wherever you go, but one thing I like about Schneider is they are big enough to have a variety of jobs and plenty of freight. I'm OTR and average 10,000 miles per month with 5 days off per month. SNI regional and tanker get home more than me.

I hope this helps.

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.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Anchorman's Comment
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If you want to talk, private message me and I'll give ya my phone number.

Steve,

Private messaging has been disabled. You will need to use another form of contact.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Anchorman, is correct.

Apparently the only way to communicate privately at this point, is to go into your profile page and activate / enter ether a Facebook account or possibly an email address.

JJ

Look for:

My Social Page (Facebook, Twitter, etc)

Errol V.'s Comment
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Also you could post your personal email or phone here for all the world to see:

Errolv@SendMeSpam.com

123-555-1212

Or Set up a spam proof, limited email like I use:

TT.Errolv@spamgourmet.com

Go to www.SpamGourmet.com for your free account.

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.
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