Companies With Good Equipment

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Alli's Comment
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HI All, I've got 2 years experience as of this week. I spent a year and 3/4 running local reefer trailer and just switched over to local grain delivery where I'm learning a lot more than I did as a reefer, especially backing. It's a lot of fun and I'm grateful for the learning experience, but in September I'll be 21 and able to pursue my goal of going over the road. Problem is, I'm pretty spoiled with my equipment and am not looking to "downgrade" much when I go OTR. I'm running KW long hoods and a t800 when it's not sitting in the shop (my poor baby has had so many problems this month), all have quite a lot of power. Is anyone aware of any companies that have long hood trucks that would take someone with 2 years local as opposed to 2 years otr? I'm looking at Honey Locust, Frock Brothers, and Smith right now because they're local but I'd like to get out of the northeast. Thanks in advance Alli

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Any decently large company will be most interested in having the most efficient tractors they can get. "Looks" are down list for must haves.

The Roman nose trucks are more aerodynamic than nose. Automatic shift transmissions have a better fuel mileage. The horses under the hood will be ok to pull 45,000 payloads up a long hill at 40mph, not 55.

As for your experience, and the jump from intrastate to OTR , you have good reasons to move on. Start looking down the list of companies. Good luck!

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.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I'm always impressed by the TMC equipment. I think they run all Petes and every one looks like new.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Depends on what type of freight you want to haul. All the big companies have very new equipment. I drive for CFI. We are almost finished switching the fleet to all KW T680's. Mine is an older 2016 model. Most of the bigger OTR companies get rid of there trucks around the 500,000 mile mark. Good luck.

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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