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Rubber Duck's Comment
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What you said about trip planning gtown. That advice is priceless. When I was a rookie I might have heard that but It must a gone in one ear and out the other. I guess I had to learn the hard way. Many times the hard way. Google earth is the first app on my iPhone now. When I was super green I didn’t see how I had time to do all that trip planning. Turns out 30 minutes can save you 15 to 30 percent on your car insurance.

Tyrone T.'s Comment
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What's good packrat, remember I'm greener than the incredible hulk, can you breakdown those specifics a little bit for me brother. Do I ask the recruiter those questions or some company person

Find out as many details as possible about each route, region, and the customers you would be dealing with for each.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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What's good packrat, remember I'm greener than the incredible hulk, can you breakdown those specifics a little bit for me brother. Do I ask the recruiter those questions or some company person

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Find out as many details as possible about each route, region, and the customers you would be dealing with for each.

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As G-Town advised, ask specifics. Things such as:

Deliveries to a store?

Hand unloading or no-touch freight? Drop and hook? Partial unload at each individual stop?

Dedicated route with dedicated stops? Think of a Coca-Cola truck driver making stops at stores all day.

On the regional offer....what states, what freight, and what customers?

Money. Is this paid by the mile, by the route, salary, extra pay for each extra stop?

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."

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tyrone T.'s Comment
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@packrat 10/4

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What's good packrat, remember I'm greener than the incredible hulk, can you breakdown those specifics a little bit for me brother. Do I ask the recruiter those questions or some company person

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Find out as many details as possible about each route, region, and the customers you would be dealing with for each.

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As G-Town advised, ask specifics. Things such as:

Deliveries to a store?

Hand unloading or no-touch freight? Drop and hook? Partial unload at each individual stop?

Dedicated route with dedicated stops? Think of a Coca-Cola truck driver making stops at stores all day.

On the regional offer....what states, what freight, and what customers?

Money. Is this paid by the mile, by the route, salary, extra pay for each extra stop?

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."

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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