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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yeah it is the dollar store account but they do offer more starting pay and a 5k signing bonus

Don't walk away from that opportunity. RUN!!!!!!

Jared B.'s Comment
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Thanks for the input guys I really appreciate it. I hope I made the right decision though one last question. A friend of mine who trucks said I may be better off with swift due to them being a larger company if I did my first 3mo over the road I could switch to a dedicated account and said swift had better training. He said that going otr first would help me develop skills that dedicated would not do?

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.

Over The Road:

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.

Old School's Comment
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Jared, Schneider does a very abbreviated but thorough training. Swift's training will be longer. You may need to decide which of those is more important to you. We always recommend going OTR first. I generally recommend you stay with that for one full year. The things you'll learn will be really valuable to you on any dedicated account.

You're obviously second guessing yourself. Get that decision made and stick with it.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I suggest you go back through this whole conversation and read it thoughtfully and carefully. I think that will help you.

Robsteeler's Comment
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I agree. Don’t do the Dollar job. I’m with Schneider and I haven’t delivered to a dollar store, but one of the Big Lots I went to had a terrible dock. Had to pull into a neighboring parking lot between the cars to back in. That’s what Dollar stores have to do. I only had a month driving at the time, so it was very nerve racking.

Brian's Comment
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That bonus will most likely spread out throughout the year. And as far as offering higher starting pay. I wasn't making more than an entry level otr driver. Keep in mind you can only move as fast as the stores unload you. Which normally took hours at a time. Also, it's regional so miles are short. Example all of my runs were Joilet, Il to no farther east than Ohio and no farther west than Missouri.

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.

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