Returning To J.B. Hunt... Or Not!?!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc, don't fret, you are highly marketable.

Marketable? I assume so!

Highly? Not so sure!

If you don't know or recall... I managed to fall getting out of a truck after 3 weeks and was let go after 5 weeks because I couldn't get a new Fed. Med. Cert. due to lack of blood sugar testing data (insulin diabetic protocol). I think I will say "minor work-related injury" and "paperwork problem" going forward.

I do have Tankers, HazMat and Doubles and Triples endorsements and no automatic restriction.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Millis transfer has a school right up in richfield north of Milwaukee. You could probably drive there every day of you had to. Its also pretty handy for you as a home teeminal.

Thanks. Yeah... they were REALLY CLOSE to me last week! Now NSM.

I forget why I took them off my short list. May need to reconsider.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Enjoy your hometime while it lasts. :)

Thanks. It's not really Hometime after just 3 weeks of training, couple months back to old gig and surgery/recovery!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Enjoy your hometime while it lasts. :)

Oh, that was for PJ, Rubber Duck!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc, don't fret, you are highly marketable.

Recently saw a great comment about Old Dominion. You can also check out JBS Carriers. Solid companies.

Thanks Bruce. Thought OD is "high touch". JBS mostly meat (live or dead).

WAS leaning towards dry, drop and hook (old man friendly)...

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.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I deliver in the morning and I’m heading to the house. I’ll do my part and spare dot officers from 1 less truck to concern themselves with. I in no way want this to be a recruiting post. QC requires 1 yr min driving experience, at least 6 months straight with 1 company if there are multiples. Of course tank/haz mat and twic card. Passport highly desired but not mandatory. I have no idea what company benifts and pay are. Bristol is a very busy terminal.

Thanks PJ. I don't have 6 weeks yet, though I do have Tankers, HazMat and Doubles and Triples. Pretty sure I can get the rest!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rubber Duck's Comment
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No Marc buddy that was for you. Enjoy it.

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