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Mik D.'s Comment
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Recruiter said I could go over there for regular otr since they don't have a dedicated route for me right now where I live...would anyone know how hard it would be to get a dedicated route once in regular otr for Swift?

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Recruiter said I could go over there for regular otr since they don't have a dedicated route for me right now where I live...would anyone know how hard it would be to get a dedicated route once in regular otr for Swift?

Probably easier once you are employed there.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Why are you making this move Mik?

Mik D.'s Comment
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Why are you making this move Mik?

Haven't made final decision uet..

My company is moving me out of dedicated to otr unwillingly, they say they lost the routes, I've asked six times what my pay for mileage for otr would be and no answer, swift rate almost certainly beats what they give drivers...and chances of getting a dedicated route at a larger company is likely to be better.....I'm single and willing to move...

I want more of a routine and dedicated does that...

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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.

Mik D.'s Comment
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I should add I always delivered on time, and enjoyed getting to know same peeps on dedicated routes...

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

G-Town's Comment
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Okay, cool. Lots of options for Swift Dedicated accounts.

Walmart, Target, Quaker, Weyerhaeuser, Kohl’s...etc., etc. I’ve been running Walmart in the NE for almost 6 years now. Happy to offer input if you need it.

Good luck.

Mik D.'s Comment
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Okay, cool. Lots of options for Swift Dedicated accounts.

Walmart, Target, Quaker, Weyerhaeuser, Kohl’s...etc., etc. I’ve been running Walmart in the NE for almost 6 years now. Happy to offer input if you need it.

Good luck.

Thx...

G-Town's Comment
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Left out Miller/Coors, hauling suds.

Errol V.'s Comment
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The first person to ask is your DM. Mainly because they probably sit in the same room as the other Driver Managers, including Dedicated ones.

Another possibility is Shuttle, where you drive the same route every day, 4 on and 2 off.

I've done both of these (including Swift OTR).

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Driver Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Another possibility is Shuttle, where you drive the same route every day, 4 on and 2 off.

I spoke to a Swift Driver last week at the Phoenix Terminal. Does the Shuttle Run from Phoenix to Wilcox and Back overnight. Meets a Driver from El Paso, swaps trailers. Like Errol said 4 on 2 off. Gets flat $200 per run. Said he can pick up extra runs if he wants to. Not a bad gig in my book.

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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.

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