Heartland Express Inquiry

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classA's Comment
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I need assistance ASAP please

I have not been here in a while as I have been OTR for months with hardly any TAH. Currently I drive for Schneider at a considerably less CPM than offered with Heartland Express based out of Iowa. And, even more importantly, I am being offered TAH every week with no S California tuns. And just in that, I like it! My pay can be over $500 a week lesss just by spending 3 days a week in the lower LA area.

Any experienced offers of insight would be very appreciated.

But what does anyone know about driving for Heartland Express please? Schneider only offers me less money for less miles if I want TAH.

My home life and stability as a Driver as well as my very existence are suffering due to the inconsistent pay and lack of time with my family. I need immediate resolution with a family in mind.

Thank you.

classARod

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Steve L.'s Comment
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I drove for SNI for two years. I too considered Heartland, but found out (with one phone call to them) the 55cents advertised wasn't what I could expect. However, I'm in the Southeast, not where you are.

I did leave SNI for a southeast regional company. I'm averaging better miles than when I left SNI AND I get home at least once a week. It isn't for everyone, but it works for me.

Sorry I can't answer Heartland questions, but I believe your solution is out there. You just need to make sure to research as many companies/positions as possible.

Good luck.

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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