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Grumpy Old Man'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.

What do you mean by "bid"?

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks again Bobcat Bob for the info. It's been enlightening. I just got my final approval today for class starting on Monday the 17th. It's getting close. I've seen OD around for a while in Sacramento, so if Oak Harbor isn't a go then maybe ODFL will be.

What kind of equipment does ODFL have? KW? Petes? FL? Volvo? Just curious.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Thanks again Bobcat Bob for the info. It's been enlightening. I just got my final approval today for class starting on Monday the 17th. It's getting close. I've seen OD around for a while in Sacramento, so if Oak Harbor isn't a go then maybe ODFL will be.

What kind of equipment does ODFL have? KW? Petes? FL? Volvo? Just curious.

Im based out of Sac. We have all FL with only like 3-4 Volvo's.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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What do you mean by "bid"?

Basically the terminal has a lost of all their runs and you pick which one you want starting on order of seniority. So the driver with the terminal with the most seniority picks first and so on until everyone has picked.

What kind of equipment does ODFL have? KW? Petes? FL? Volvo? Just curious.

We have mostly Freightliner with a couple Volvos but they are being fased out and we just got a few KW delivered last few weeks.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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What do you mean by "bid"?

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Basically the terminal has a lost of all their runs and you pick which one you want starting on order of seniority. So the driver with the terminal with the most seniority picks first and so on until everyone has picked.

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What kind of equipment does ODFL have? KW? Petes? FL? Volvo? Just curious.

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We have mostly Freightliner with a couple Volvos but they are being fased out and we just got a few KW delivered last few weeks.

Thanks

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 and Daniel B.-

My school Headmaster thinks at my age ODFL will be to hard on me. But if they are line haul runs I don't see how that could be that hard of a gig. If I'm not home every night I won't melt. I'm in pretty good health, I don't smoke or drink or take drugs, and I'm not overweight. So, I don't get what he is talking about.

Anyway when I finish school I will be applying To ODFL! There are a lot of trucking companies in the Sacramento area. I know, I worked for some of them before.

Oh yeah, one more thing, do they require a driver to have a passport or Twic Card?

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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No on the passport as any international freight is brought to the border and handed off to another company. As for TWIC I don't think linehaul would need one but I'm near Chicago so it maybe different down there since there are so many ports.

I would apply about 2 weeks before you graduate, as it can be a process it took about a month for me to go through whole process.

Linehaul:

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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OK Thanks for the heads up.

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