Hogan Transport Or Gypsum Express

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Milo M.'s Comment
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Hello all Complete newbie here. Recent graduate with no experience. Having a hard time picking between Hogan Transport and Gypsum express flatbed. I'm leaning Gypsum, but would like any flatbed information from previous or current flatbed drivers. I really like the Gypsum recruiter as he seems genuine and research I've done is backing his statements. Am being offered a position out of the Demotte, IN. terminal which is 120 miles from home. Hogan is offering a dry van position out of Bloomington, IL. which is 30 miles from home. How important should terminal closeness be in making my decision. Hogan .36 cpm with no bonuses, Gypsum .47 cpm full .39 empty. Any information on either regarding training, miles, credibility of recruiters is greatly appreciated. I am an overweight guy who could use a workout, but also want to be sure I am capable of flatbed work. Thank you.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Location of the terminal is irrelevant. I live in Clarksville, TN. Wolding's ONLY terminal is 642 miles away. We have a SW Regional based around Phoenix. They have DAYS worth of driving to get to the terminal. We do have drop lots spaced all over the continental U.S.A. We are allowed to take our trucks home. Being close to a terminal has its ups and downs. If you live within a certain distance you may be required to park your truck at a terminal during hometime. However, you can get maintenance done while you are at home.

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.

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