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Steven H.'s Comment
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Looking for thoughts on KLLM, Heartland, U.S express. Three prospective jobs if for some reason cypress falls through. I prefer not to use other sources on account of disgruntled employees. I know yall will give an honest opinion. Also wipers quit working on my truck today in a down pour boss actually asked do you have rain x.... are you kidding lol

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Looking for thoughts on KLLM, Heartland, U.S express. Three prospective jobs if for some reason cypress falls through. I prefer not to use other sources on account of disgruntled employees. I know yall will give an honest opinion. Also wipers quit working on my truck today in a down pour boss actually asked do you have rain x.... are you kidding lol

I know US Express runs a lot of modern trucks and trailers. Never noticed the others. I considered US Express but went with Stevens instead because I wanted to learn to drive stick before going automatic, and I heard US Express was all Automatic. Stevens will be also be all Automatic in the next few years, from what we are being told, but I m already comfortable with a stick, so I have no job security concerns now. I will happily take an automatic when it's offered. That place on the floor where the stick is in my truck will be a fine place for a big cooler in an automatic.

Steven H.'s Comment
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Lol right even though I drive local I still prefer the old stick. Feels like you have more control of the truck. Don't know what I would do with my right hand without lol.

Farmerbob1's Comment
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Lol right even though I drive local I still prefer the old stick. Feels like you have more control of the truck. Don't know what I would do with my right hand without lol.

I agree, when driving a car. I hate driving an automatic car. But every time I get into a city in my truck, it's annoying. There's also the problem that I have to be very careful every time I go on home time, and when I come back, because my personal vehicle is a five speed Ford Ranger. If I'm not careful, I get my shift patterns confused.

Steven H.'s Comment
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I drive a 8 speed U pattern 96 WS how's that for confusing when I drive that for a day then hop into a 76 freightliner h pattern to haul a 46 ton crane

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Lol right even though I drive local I still prefer the old stick. Feels like you have more control of the truck. Don't know what I would do with my right hand without lol.

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I agree, when driving a car. I hate driving an automatic car. But every time I get into a city in my truck, it's annoying. There's also the problem that I have to be very careful every time I go on home time, and when I come back, because my personal vehicle is a five speed Ford Ranger. If I'm not careful, I get my shift patterns confused.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Steven, how much experience do you have? I looked at Heartland awhile back and they required 9 months minimum experience. This was about 5 months ago so it could have changed.

Steven H.'s Comment
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One year local thought I was doing a good thing but apparently local doesn't count in most cases.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Local experience seems to be an iffy area for companies. A lot of them won't accept, although why not I don't understand.

The best you can do is put in the applications and talk to the recruiters. They will be able to tell you whether or not they will accept your local experience.

I went through school with two separate teams of drivers that drive for US Xpress and they all love it. If you are willing to team, they sometimes offer really great bonuses around the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays.

Steven H.'s Comment
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All the companies I mentioned are considering hiring me contingent on a few things. Only hope cypress for three reasons 3 week refresher .45 a mile loaded .34 empty and it's regional. They're the only one really accepting my local flatbed exp(pulling spread Axel flatbed). But I learned never put all your eggs in one basket. Just need better pay hauling some of the stuff I do and not clearing 500 a week. Plus it's a local construction company that sets piles for multi million dollar beach houses. In the Florida pan handle I can assure you I have put my truck where it surely was never intended to be.

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.

Farmerbob1's Comment
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All the companies I mentioned are considering hiring me contingent on a few things. Only hope cypress for three reasons 3 week refresher .45 a mile loaded .34 empty and it's regional. They're the only one really accepting my local flatbed exp(pulling spread Axel flatbed). But I learned never put all your eggs in one basket. Just need better pay hauling some of the stuff I do and not clearing 500 a week. Plus it's a local construction company that sets piles for multi million dollar beach houses. In the Florida pan handle I can assure you I have put my truck where it surely was never intended to be.

Have you talked to TMC? Local flatbed work like you seem to be describing would possibly get their attention, since they are a flatbed company, mostly.

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.

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