Short Load

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Mik D.'s Comment
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Going to pick up a load 60 miles away, but the load is only 17miles between two Amazon's, getting paid extra, what are the shortest loads u have done?

PackRat's Comment
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Not positive, but I think about 35 miles. They all run together.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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2 miles from shipper to terminal. (I got good extra pay, plus a 2700 mile load outta the terminal )

12 miles from Laredo yard to receiver. (1800 mile follow up)

78 miles from shipper to receiver with a full 70 coming off of hometime. (NJ to MT mile load followup forget rhe miles but big)

People complain about short loads and say "Im OTR not regional". But they miss out on good loads when they reject them.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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I've done a load for 6 miles before. rofl-1.gif

I took a load to our yard in Laredo Texas, and got a pre-assignment before I got there to pickup a load from our yard and take it 6 miles to a company taking it into Mexico.

Jamie's Comment
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Also I got a good follow up load for 1200 miles after that shorthual one.

I've also had a lot of others, 10-50 miles ones.

G-Town's Comment
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A 2 mile, drop & hook backhaul of frozen deserts from the Stouffers DC to the Walmart DC.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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In my short OTR stent I had 1 rejected pallet that had no date code. I took it less than 20 miles to UPS freight for them to take back to factory in Cedar Rapids.

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.

Gladhand's Comment
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2 miles round trip. Deliver a dry grocery load at the Walmart down the street from the DC, go up the street to get water, then head back to the DC. Get paid $70 to do that load haha. Only takes 30 minutes give or take.

Rob S.'s Comment
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I did a favor for a planner, 4 miles from terminal to customer and try to deliver a late load. The customer rejected it any forced a reschedule. The planner knew I tried and hooked me up with about a week of work that sent me away from California and ended with me picking up a brand new trailer from the factory.

Another load was 70 miles of dead-head to pick up a load at the terminal and deliver it 11 miles away. I dropped the trailer and bobtailed back. When I finished I went in to talk to the planner, I was trying to get Northwest for home time. He said there were about 20 drivers waiting for loads but since I was the one that had just done the short haul, I got the west bound load that was sitting in the yard. I was only there long enough for a shower and those terminal rats are probably still griping about no freight!

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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