Tempur-sealy

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Jeremy's Comment
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Anybody in here work for these guys after almost 3 yrs im looking for a local gig my 10 yr old daughter poured her heart out to me this weekend how she misses having her dad in her life and able to come to school events and so on and so forth with really weighed heavy on me and ultimately made up my mind i believe ive got the experience it takes to do this now and im confident in backing no matter whats thrown at me and i have an interview with them monday. Any specific questions i should ask them during my interview i know they claim their drivers make 100k a yr which would actually be a slight pay raise for me so thats a positive too anyway thought id see if anyone here does this account

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jeremy, really respect your decision based on family values and doing the right thing by your daughter.

Tempur-Sealy makes mattresses, right? And you're probably going to a day cab without a mattress. Ironic if that's the case. Lol

Hey, I wish you all the best with your job change. Whoever gets you will be lucky.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Jeremy's Comment
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Haha yea maybe the day cab will have tricked out sealy seats

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Rob T.'s Comment
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How did it go Jeremy?

Jeremy's Comment
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Well it sounds like the money is there but it is a union shop so id be starting as low man on totem pole and gettin the worst bids which would prolly be alotta nyc so im weighing my options im also looking at r&l doing linehaul

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Joseph D.'s Comment
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Hey Jeremy, not sure where you are located but look into companies like Pepsi, coke, frito lay etc. Also any kind of grocery distributing companies. You may already know this, but just thought I’d throw it out there. Craigslist can also be good sometimes. I found my current driving job on Craigslist (been here 3 years now). I Work 8-10 hours a day. Home every night. made $70k last year. Best of luck!

Rob T.'s Comment
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Being low man and not having a say in where you go sucks but you very well may move up fast. Where I'm at we're not union and bid routes daily based on seniority. I've been there just over 6 months and already have 7 guys below me in seniority. I was low man for 1 week, and by 2 months in I had 4 below me. I haven't delivered to the NE but you've been out there quite some time and have the skills to be successful even if you are sent to NYC often. In the end it all comes down to what's best for you and the family. Sounds like the money is really good. Would you be required to unload your own truck as well or will it be bumping docks and the receiver takes care of it? Doing linehaul you'd most likely be dealing with the same thing regarding seniority. Would you be able to drive the same exact route (most likely overnights starting out) day in and day out for 6 months or a year, depending on how often they rebid? Personally I'd go insane. Does Sealy pay hourly or mile/stop?

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Auggie69's Comment
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Well it sounds like the money is there but it is a union shop so id be starting as low man on totem pole and gettin the worst bids which would prolly be alotta nyc so im weighing my options im also looking at r&l doing linehaul

Have "heard" R&L is a decent company. Costco is hiring too now. Have no idea about it though.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Have any Old Dominions near you? P&D you could make up to 80k linehaul over 100k. Your in NY New york? Unfortunately I think you may have to be out over night until you rise in seniority. The north east is a different animal than the midwest so they do things differently up there. P&D would get you home every night

My sister worked for R&L in the office, she said the drivera did pretty well other than that I do not know much about them.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Have any Old Dominions near you? P&D you could make up to 80k linehaul over 100k. Your in NY New york? Unfortunately I think you may have to be out over night until you rise in seniority. The north east is a different animal than the midwest so they do things differently up there. P&D would get you home every night

My sister worked for R&L in the office, she said the drivera did pretty well other than that I do not know much about them.

How much loading and unloading trucks do you do on linehaul? Also, for the lower seniority drivers, how long do they stay on the road? Is it an overnight thing or several days?

No. Not looking for a new job. Just curious. In the future linehaul might be for me. Have an OD nearby. I need a house to come home to first though.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
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