School Starts In 8 Days, And Already Have A Job Placement

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well it's been a long wait but school is about to start. If everything goes well I should start right out of school. It's a line haul position. Haven't found out yet if I'm home every night or every other night. It doesn't matter. What's cool about it is that I already know someone there. He works the P & D area, but at least I'm not going into it totally blind. I have been trying to research about there line haul pay but it doesn't state it on the website that TT has on here for them. I guess I'll have to wait during the interview process. Since others have been doing diaries here I thought I would start one. The company has been expanding and really need line haul drivers to fill their driver's roster.

I have been doing the High Road CDL Training Program I'm about 50% done minus the bus stuff. So I need to kick it into high gear, if I'm going to be ahead of the class when I start.

Be safe out there, maybe if your out west shoot us a holler.

Robert D. (Raptor)

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

P & D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations!

What company is it?

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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OS- It's called Oak Harbor Freight Lines out of Sacramento, Ca.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations, I run linehaul for Old Dominion and really like it. unfortunately I do not know anything about Oak Harbor as they seem to be all on the West Coast. I would expect them to pay similar to most linehaul companies in the 50 something cpm mile range, but they might have a special rate for those right out of school.

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.

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.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks Bobcat Bob.

My recruiter didn't think I could handle Old Dominion, (65), going back at it. So he contacted Oak Harbor FL. I had only seen their trucks a couple of times when I used to drive. I want to go in there with a positive attitude. I see that Daniel B. also drives for OD, and in Sacramento as well.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Any idea why the recruiter felt that way? Hooking a set is more or less the same every where and we don't have to do rock work unless we bid a run that requires it.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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He thinks bc of my age I can't handle it. I think he must be misinformed or something. I would think if all you do is line haul for one company, it would be the same for another. I don't know maybe he hasn't dealt with ODFL before. But that would make him just as misinformed about a company as some of the comments I have seen from those that are considering a career in trucking, trying to stay away from certain companies without the true facts that we have all learned here at TT.

I'll see how things play out here, and not jump to any conclusions. Getting back out here after my break from trucking, will be rack with enough problems. (i. e. new rules such as HOS Rules, getting my balance of following distance back since driving in my pickup and following in a big rig as you all know here is completely different.) Patience, and the lot.

Sorry Bobcat I didn't mean to preach to the choir here.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well, school starts tomorrow, finally! What a long road this has been to come to this point. But thanks to the many truckers and Brett for starting this TT, I feel I am better prepared this time around, than I was back in '98. Even though this will be a little like a refresher, the new rules and HOS will be different and new. The High Road CDL Training Program, has really helped here.

One thing I would like to ask is about some good, long lasting gloves for working in. Anyone have any suggestions?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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