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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Yeah. Flatbed is something you might enjoy. And as for your cats...I'm with you on that, brother. Don't listen to Bruce (about the cats). He's probably one of those "dogs are better" people. Lol

RD, I got a kick out of your reply. And I certainly don't want to get into a cat vs. dog argument. My point was that having pets can hold a driver back from accepting his best option. I have a dog that I love, but he stays in a good home when I'm gone, for however long I'm gone. It costs me $15 per day, but I can stay out as long as I want without worry. When he passes away, I'll not get another pet because my focus is now on driving. I was just saying that we have to get free from certain obligations if we want flexibility in our job choice.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Lol Bruce... I have a dog and a cat before I got divorced she got both of them. When I still get to see the dog she is all over me. But the cat? When I see her she just looks at me and goes where the hell have you been... now rub my tummy.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I totally know what you were saying, Bruce. I didn't want to come off sounding like, "don't listen to bruce's advice at all". That's why I put "about cats" in parentheses. I agree it would be more difficult being away if my furry buddy was still around for me to worry about. I thought about getting another rescue cat and bringing him on the road. But I feel bad because dogs and cats need room to play and I wouldn't want to keep the poor thing couped up all day. Although a life on a truck is probably better than abandonment for a shelter animal.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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This thread bein initially about US Express, I am surprised Brett hasn’t responded here yet. 😜

Rob T.'s Comment
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This thread bein initially about US Express, I am surprised Brett hasn’t responded here yet. 😜

Hes rock climbing in canada

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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This thread bein initially about US Express, I am surprised Brett hasn’t responded here yet. 😜

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Hes rock climbing in canada

Ahh didn’t know that. 😜

LDRSHIP's Comment
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This thread bein initially about US Express, I am surprised Brett hasn’t responded here yet. 😜

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Ahh didn’t know that. 😜

While daddy is away, the kids gets to play, LoL

Scott D.'s Comment
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Well after doing at least another full 10-15hrs research on that route... i obv turned it down. currently have a prehire for snieder regional that im gonna go after. Thanks to all that gave the quick and fast heads up.

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.

Prehire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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