Made My Choice And Comitted To Gypsum Express

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Chris L's Comment
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I've finally pulled the trigger and have committed to drive for Gypsum Express which is based in Baldwinsville, NY. They are a regional carrier covering east to mid west with a mix of dry van and flatbed. My plan is to start out in Dry Van then transition over to Flatbed once I get some experience under my belt. As the cadence goes here on TT get out there work hard and get that first year in the books and the trucking world will beat a path to your door! Right now I'm just waiting for my DOT Urinalysis test to come back and I should start orientation this coming Monday the 18th. I'm really looking forward to starting training and getting on the road to my new career.

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Tractor Man's Comment
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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Chris, why is it called Gypsum? I first thought it was based in Colorado

Doug C.'s Comment
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Good Luck.

andhe78's Comment
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Chris, why is it called Gypsum? I first thought it was based in Colorado

They started as a gypsum board hauler. They still haul a lot of drywall, always see them at the drywall plants.

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