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Bob B.'s Comment
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Does anyone have information about the shippers & customers for the Marten Western 11 regional job?

I'm not after specific names, just trying to figure out if that will be mostly large, easy facilities or difficult small businesses. The recruiter didn't say much.

Thank you


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.


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.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Most likely a combination of both. Do not be afraid of tight and difficult backing and access stiuations. Just remember that other drivers have made it in and out plenty of times before you showed up. Go slow, use your mirrors when going forward and backing. Get out and GOAL as many times as necessary. I personally view those situations as a challenge and feel a sense of accomplishment. Use the satellite view on Google maps to determine your best entry and exit strategies.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I'm not after specific names, just trying to figure out if that will be mostly large, easy facilities or difficult small businesses.

I'm not sure why you're concerned with this. Trust me, as a new driver it's all gonna seem difficult at first. That's because it is a challenging career. All the big challenges show up at the beginning. That's because we're green.

Typically the Northeast will have the more difficult backing and parking scenarios. I pretty much make my living there. When I do go out West it just seems like wide open spaces with no traffic and abundant easily accessible truck parking.

Just make up your mind that nothing comes easy in this career, and be resolute about facing the challenges that lie ahead. It's always best to embrace the challenges and conquer them. Don't be the driver who avoids difficult challenges and never improves himself out here.

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