Doubles With 2 Loads.

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Alex S.'s Comment
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Is it ok or not to pull doubles (dry van, reefer , flatbed) and have different loads for each trailer? meaning each load has a different shipper and receiver. i think the same shipper but different receivers is ok though.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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What do you think is in FedEx, UPS and other LTL doubles and triples?

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

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Old School's Comment
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Alex, every time you are in here, I want to help you, but I can't bring myself to do it. I'm wondering if you could just help me understand why you are persisting in your plans. I am curious...

Does it ever frighten you that you want to run a business that you seem to know nothing about?

Does that seem like a good strategy to you?

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