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Don's Comment
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....in Indianaaaa....as the song goes, and the Midwest. After a bad start to the week in TN (as mentioned previously in my last post, I have ran 3 straight loads in the Midwest and I love it. Ohio to TN, to IN, NE, now to WI, then maybe MI. Gives me a sense of "home." My miles rebounded well to give me my highest weekly total in my first 5 weeks. These 500-600 mile loads added up! Have had to run nights though (booooo....) and a lot of my clock. Would love it if CFI had a Great Lakes Regional , but they are "all 48". Others can have the open country and desert of Texas, UT, CO, AZ, NM, the Rockies, etc., haha.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin is my turf, wave at the friendly OD sets it might be me lol.

Personally I prefer this area, but winter can be interesting especially around lake Michigan.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I wouldn't mind going into Michigan more. Mainly I am in MN, WI, IA, IL, IN, KY, TN, NC, SC, MS, AL, GA and FL. I run "extended Regional" which is a short OTR (2 weeks out at a time).

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.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I wouldn't mind going into Michigan more. Mainly I am in MN, WI, IA, IL, IN, KY, TN, NC, SC, MS, AL, GA and FL. I run "extended Regional" which is a short OTR (2 weeks out at a time).

You weren't in Niagara Falls a few days ago, were you? I saw a Wolding truck as I was turning into Home Depot, but it didn't look like you.

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.

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.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I wasn't. You will see A LOT of Wolding trucks in Niagara Falls. Our NE hourly guys run into and out of Norpak/GreenPak all day long. I have been Niagara Falls only a handful of times in the last couple years. I do not go to the Northeast often.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I wasn't. You will see A LOT of Wolding trucks in Niagara Falls. Our NE hourly guys run into and out of Norpak/GreenPak all day long. I have been Niagara Falls only a handful of times in the last couple years. I do not go to the Northeast often.

Is that what this job is?

Buffalo Job

Patrick C.'s Comment
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One of the cities they hire hourly out of. Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Rochester & Syracuse. They have a dedicated customer in each one.

But to answer your question, the Buffalo/Niagara Falls will spend A LOT of time at Norpak/Greenpak.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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The NE hourly gig is pretty much a NE Regional. You more or less will do a run out then back. That is why it says every other day for home. It will be kinda erratic. 1 week you may make it home 4 of the 5 days. Another week you may only make it home once that week during the week.

Wolding will hire hourly straight out of school. The reason there are hourly positions along the I-90 corridor is the customers we have are notoriously slow!!! There are a couple of the nicer hourly guys who will leave the MTs alone for a Drop N Hook for us mileage guys and just do the live unload/load. The few times I have been to Norpak/Greenpak I have learned to announce right away that I am a mileage guy. That way I only get stuck sitting at the abandoned truck stop for 2-3 hours not 4+. LoL

The hourly guys will stay mostly in NY, ME, NH, CT, and PA.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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The NE hourly gig is pretty much a NE Regional. You more or less will do a run out then back. That is why it says every other day for home. It will be kinda erratic. 1 week you may make it home 4 of the 5 days. Another week you may only make it home once that week during the week.

Wolding will hire hourly straight out of school. The reason there are hourly positions along the I-90 corridor is the customers we have are notoriously slow!!! There are a couple of the nicer hourly guys who will leave the MTs alone for a Drop N Hook for us mileage guys and just do the live unload/load. The few times I have been to Norpak/Greenpak I have learned to announce right away that I am a mileage guy. That way I only get stuck sitting at the abandoned truck stop for 2-3 hours not 4+. LoL

The hourly guys will stay mostly in NY, ME, NH, CT, and PA.

Thanks, Wolding is one of the companies I am considering, and specifically that job. They are in my top two. Hopefully, I do well enough in school for them to want me. :)

My wife isn't really sold on the OTR gig, but the regional she said didn't sound too bad. I guess I should be glad she doesn't hate me and want me out of the house after all these years.

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.

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.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Grumpy, I started a new thread. Sorry Don for hijacking your thread.

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