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Flatie C.'s Comment
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I called Superior Cariers today and ask them about the position they have. They will take me but I need to relocate to texas their hiring area which is Houston,TX or Pasadena. She said it gotta be 50 radius from the terminal.

She offered me $.52/ mile loaded $.42/mile empty.

I'm wondering if it's a good deal? I have my endorsement needed but I need to get TWIC card.

Or do you have any other suggestion for tank/chemicals/food grade that do regional?

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.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I called Superior Cariers today and ask them about the position they have. They will take me but I need to relocate to texas their hiring area which is Houston,TX or Pasadena. She said it gotta be 50 radius from the terminal.

She offered me $.52/ mile loaded $.42/mile empty.

I'm wondering if it's a good deal? I have my endorsement needed but I need to get TWIC card.

Or do you have any other suggestion for tank/chemicals/food grade that do regional?

How much OTR do you have with AMX?

After a year - everything pretty much opens up a lot more.

Weren't you talking about relocating?

Rick

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.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Flatie C.'s Comment
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I called Superior Cariers today and ask them about the position they have. They will take me but I need to relocate to texas their hiring area which is Houston,TX or Pasadena. She said it gotta be 50 radius from the terminal.

She offered me $.52/ mile loaded $.42/mile empty.

I'm wondering if it's a good deal? I have my endorsement needed but I need to get TWIC card.

Or do you have any other suggestion for tank/chemicals/food grade that do regional?

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How much OTR do you have with AMX?

After a year - everything pretty much opens up a lot more.

Weren't you talking about relocating?

Rick

I will have 1.5 yrs OTR exp when I join them. Yeap planing relocating end of this year do regional run in tank division.

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.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

MindFreak's Comment
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If you want to make a ton of money driving tanker look in west Texas. All kinds of tanker jobs hauling water or oil or frac sand..and the money is huge.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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My ex runs Hazmat for Superior Carriers. They have a terminal near us in NJ. He does not have one particular dispatcher. They route him to a delivery and the dispatcher in that area then immediately routes him back to NJ. There are also plenty of weeks where he is running in NJ but too far from home to take his break there which is frustrating.

He does get home every two weeks, gets paid for sleeper berth , and on duty time, has decent insurance. Keep in mind the on duty is paid, so he only does about 2000 miles per week. He must remain on duty for the entire loading/unloading so his 70 gets eaten up. He must be in the drivers seat and not on the phone during load/unload too. Company drivers all drive Macks in good condition.

BUT he runs all over. They say "regional" but he runs east of rockies. He has gone to CA twice this year. Most is east coast from Maine to GA, and Midwest. That doesn't stop them from sending him to TX quite a bit.

I'd ask exactly what their regional entailed for the position you want. He's been there a few years and likes it.

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

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.

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.

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

Dispatcher:

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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