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Damon L.'s Comment
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A there any local Companies that hire Student drivers to drive local.

C T.'s Comment
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There are opportunities for rookies to get local jobs. However most companies want a year or 2 experience before they'll hire you. It's an insurance thing, also going otr or regional will sharpen your skills and prepare you for maneuvering your rig in tight places. Some LTL places hire rookies and train them out the gate, but location is key.

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

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.

Matt 's Comment
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Check out the local thread

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