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Ben P.'s Comment
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I ask a question awhile back about finding longer length of haul freight. I received good answers promptly. Thanks to all that replied. I currently still work for my first trucking company and attended their school. Four years total including school as of this past July. Great dry van company. Im single, no kids and don’t require much hometime. I have worked my way up to only taking home time when the truck needs a B service.(35,000 miles) I have about 90,000 miles this calendar year.(2018) The company only services the Midwest and Eastern part of the country. I enjoy the 100% no touch freight, great equipment (KW T680) and I have zero fault service failures (3 total) , two minor moving violations (weight and speed), and two minor accidents. 1) Backed into trailer at customer and turned too sharp, bent side can extender. I’ve looked at several companies but my preferences are solo, no touch and no chaining in Winter. My current employer leaves the choice of driving in inclement weather completely up to the driver. All they ask is to send a message when status changes and an ETA to destination. What are the chances of finding a national carrier similar to what I have now? I have all endorsements except Hazmat. Thanks

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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CFI has plenty of miles and we run the lower 48. You are the captain of your ship. If conditions are unsafe for you, shut down and send a message to dispatch. The only times I touch freight is when I strap it and if I choose to help a customer. OK one time I had to toss two boxes into the trailer. The two together were less than 10 pounds. The company is safety conscious and that is the most important. You would need your hazmat , but they will reimburse you for it. Here is the driver section of their site.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Ben P.'s Comment
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Thanks. I will look at their website.

CFI has plenty of miles and we run the lower 48. You are the captain of your ship. If conditions are unsafe for you, shut down and send a message to dispatch. The only times I touch freight is when I strap it and if I choose to help a customer. OK one time I had to toss two boxes into the trailer. The two together were less than 10 pounds. The company is safety conscious and that is the most important. You would need your hazmat , but they will reimburse you for it. Here is the driver section of their site.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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