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Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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ODFL is a union company.

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That's news to me since I've worked there almost a year and "union" is seen as a bad word.

I guess they are not union in every terminal. I will have to double check my sources.

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.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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ODFL is a union company.

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That's news to me since I've worked there almost a year and "union" is seen as a bad word.

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I guess they are not union in every terminal. I will have to double check my sources.

OD is seriously the most anti-union company on the planet. No joke, the word Union is a bad word here.

As far as I know every terminal is union free. There are some terminals that have tried to unionize but the votes failed on election day.

I don't really have an opinion on the subject of unions. I get my weekends off, they even let me go home early whenever I want to, I landed a route after 8 months, and I also have never been treated better here than any other company. I'd rank them A+ in every category. It literally can't get any better so I don't even think about unions.

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.

Splitter's Comment
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Those numbers are impressive! What are the rates for less experienced drivers. Basically, what are they’re entry level rates? I’m hoping to do a southeast regional gig after I buy a house in FL, late next year.

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When I started there last year I started at .55 cpm and $25 an hour. After my 6 month raise I'm at 57 cpm and $26.50 per hour. I'll get my 1 year raise in 3 weeks and with the scheduled raise I should be over 60 cpm and $27 per hour.

That’s potentially $6k/yr more than my current pay rate. Do they have sleepers where one can stay out weeks at a time? I don’t have a physical home right now.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Thanks Daniel.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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View Less That’s potentially $6k/yr more than my current pay rate. Do they have sleepers where one can stay out weeks at a time? I don’t have a physical home right now.

We have some sleeper trucks that are run as teams, not sure how long they can stay out for the one out of my terminal is back on the weekends it seems.

We have also have what I believe they call "wild" drivers, where you take out a day cab and don't come home every night, OD puts you in a hotel every night. I spoke to a guy who did it once he liked it because he got to see different places, instead of the same few terminals. Unfortunately I don't know how many or which terminals offer that, but OD will run you as much as you want we always have freight that needs moving.

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.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Will OD hire right out of school? I drove before, but mostly local tanker runs. I'm starting back to school in a few days.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Yes, they basically hired me right out of school. I only had 2 months with another company. I would call and check with the local terminals as they don't always do it.

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.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks Bobcat Bob. How much freight do line haul drivers have to load/unload?

Line Haul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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None I've been here a year and haven't touched any. We have some runs that require it, but if you don't bid it you won't have to move anything.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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In fact last week and this week I am filling in for the guy who'd run requires him to do dock work. Since I technically didnt bid that run they don't make me do it.

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