Swift Target Dedicated Account

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T-Rex's Comment
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Anyone here currently running the Target account? I got one of their loads last week out of the West Jefferson (Columbus Oh) dc and liked it and asked them about joining the account. Since the first run went well they said they're basically giving me a trial run. They won't officially add anyone to the account until after the 1st once they get through the holiday surge. They said they typically don't put a driver on this account until they have had six months experience but since I'm already running it I have a good chance. I like it though. Wasn't sure what to expect running reefer but I like the fact that I get to get out of the truck and do something other than drive during the day and I get to interact with a handful of people. Plus it's regional. Being from the Detroit area I'm never really more than half a day away from home. Plus I can take my resets at home if they have a load that will get me there.

Everything has been great so far outside of one difficult back. I had my first blindside 90° back where I had to wrap it around a wall into the dock between some poles and a trailer. Took a few extra pull ups and a bunch of GOALs but I got er done lol.

Anyways just wondered if anyone out here in TT land has any experience with this account they would like to share.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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Pianoman ran Target store loads for quite a while.

Jim A.'s Comment
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I ran Target for almost a year. It was a pretty good deal. Money wasn't as good as OTR , but sleeping at home 90% of the time was great. I was out of Woodland CA miles were about 300- 500 miles a day 6 days a week. What questions do you have in particular?

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.

T-Rex's Comment
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I ran Target for almost a year. It was a pretty good deal. Money wasn't as good as OTR , but sleeping at home 90% of the time was great. I was out of Woodland CA miles were about 300- 500 miles a day 6 days a week. What questions do you have in particular?

I really just want to hear your general feeling about the account. Did you enjoy your time there? What region did you run? Any particular issues you had with the account? What do they actually pay per mile once you're officially on the account?

Speaking of pay, I saw on Swift's Facebook account that they are raising the pay for otr reefer. May look into that as well if the Target thing doesn't pan out.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Jim A.'s Comment
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I really just want to hear your general feeling about the account. Did you enjoy your time there? What region did you run? Any particular issues you had with the account? What do they actually pay per mile once you're officially on the account?

Speaking of pay, I saw on Swift's Facebook account that they are raising the pay for otr reefer. May look into that as well if the Target thing doesn't pan out.

I don't remember cpm I believe it was .40 with $20 for sweeps and $50 for backhauls. We ran from Woodland CA to the SF bay area south as far as Stockton CA and Reno NV areas. I ran the NV loads mostly don't like dealing with the bay area traffic. Shorter runs pay more like always. I liked it you get plenty backing practice. I enjoyed it mostly for the fact it was local, got to be there for home while my youngest son finished HS. I was pretty burned out being OTR at that point.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Sgt. Diddly's Comment
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I do it off and on. Just be sure to google earth your stores to make sure you are going in the best and most practical ways. You want to try and time it so you aren’t going in at peak hours as well.

Anyone here currently running the Target account? I got one of their loads last week out of the West Jefferson (Columbus Oh) dc and liked it and asked them about joining the account. Since the first run went well they said they're basically giving me a trial run. They won't officially add anyone to the account until after the 1st once they get through the holiday surge. They said they typically don't put a driver on this account until they have had six months experience but since I'm already running it I have a good chance. I like it though. Wasn't sure what to expect running reefer but I like the fact that I get to get out of the truck and do something other than drive during the day and I get to interact with a handful of people. Plus it's regional. Being from the Detroit area I'm never really more than half a day away from home. Plus I can take my resets at home if they have a load that will get me there.

Everything has been great so far outside of one difficult back. I had my first blindside 90° back where I had to wrap it around a wall into the dock between some poles and a trailer. Took a few extra pull ups and a bunch of GOALs but I got er done lol.

Anyways just wondered if anyone out here in TT land has any experience with this account they would like to share.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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