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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Sometimes, yes.

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Splitter's Comment
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That's freaking outstanding! Hats off to you & your brothers in that field. Making my yearly salary in one run!! Hahaha

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Those guys do. I'm not up on the heavy haul division yet but still do my fair share of over dimensional freight. Those guys average around 135-150k a year on roughly 80,000 miles.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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The most important part is don't think for a minute that you can't do it because you can. It just takes experience and time.

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The most important part is don't think for a minute that you can't do it because you can. It just takes experience and time.

what company is this since it shows your in Indy. im about 20 minutes south...

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It's Kivi Brothers out of Duluth Minnesota. My residence is currently Indy but we're looking at houses up that way and plan to move here in a couple months. It'll either be around Duluth or the UP of Michigan.

Splitter's Comment
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Wow! KIVI!! Very good company. Heard great things about them. Keen out of PA is supposed to be another good one for heavy hauling.

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Also, those are exactly the numbers I was told they make by another driver. If I had started the career when I was younger, that would've been my choice.

Scrambling now to find a LTL comp that's hiring near Orlando, FL.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Keen is pretty good but Daily would be a better choice. They pay better than Keen and run newer equipment. I have a good friend at Daily who pulls an 11 axle beam trailer. Kivi is an amazing company. I can call anyone in the company, any day of the week and they'll answer the phone. The 3 brothers who now run the company grew up in the industry and still drive. They have a great reputation with their customers and haul some pretty high dollar freight. I would tell anyone looking to get into specialized or otr flatbed with a few years experience to look into these folks and I have no problem saying that I'll retire here.

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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