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Cece's Comment
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Drew, Good stuff. I had a friend who did DG for Werner his first 6 months then moved to Regional. He said the money was good and the work wasnt so bad either but he did eventually just want to do more driving and less always unloading. I just dont want to even start in that situation. Best wishes to your friends. What company are you with and what are you running ?

I did about a weeks worth of Wal-Mart reefer dedicated out of Corinne when I was with my trainer. It wasn't too bad. They unload you quickly. You just have to be inside to pull off stickers from each pallet. Not a big deal really. Plus you get to shop at a place way cheaper than a truck stop.

A couple classmates are doing family dollar , dollar General, whatever the account is, the pay is good and they actually like the unloads. They said they have fun doing it, but they're tired after each store. But the money seems to make up for it.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Drew, Good stuff. I had a friend who did DG for Werner his first 6 months then moved to Regional. He said the money was good and the work wasnt so bad either but he did eventually just want to do more driving and less always unloading. I just dont want to even start in that situation. Best wishes to your friends. What company are you with and what are you running ?

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I did about a weeks worth of Wal-Mart reefer dedicated out of Corinne when I was with my trainer. It wasn't too bad. They unload you quickly. You just have to be inside to pull off stickers from each pallet. Not a big deal really. Plus you get to shop at a place way cheaper than a truck stop.

A couple classmates are doing family dollar , dollar General, whatever the account is, the pay is good and they actually like the unloads. They said they have fun doing it, but they're tired after each store. But the money seems to make up for it.

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I finished training and went solo with Swift about a month ago. Just doing OTR for them. I run whatever they send me. Might do dedicated for a while to have some more consistency from dispatch.

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.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Bird-one's Comment
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I work for a very small company. Not the recommended path at all for a new driver. But this company is align with my long term goals. I also had experience prior to coming here. Although I only drove for a short period of time for Schneider, the training I received paved the foundation for my career. When I first started the process my head was spinning with how many companies are out there. Is it this right one? Best opportunity I can get? Best pay possible for a rookie driver? And on and on. Pretty much all large carriers are about the same. Get that one year in and countless doors open. As far as why I picked Schneider, well I was set on the Dollar Tree account and Schneider is a major player for them. And a distribution center is a half hour from my house so that's pretty much why I went with them. Put in an app. Got a call the same day. 2 days later had a conditional offer of employment. 3 weeks later I was in School. 3 and a half weeks later I was at Schneider orientation. 3 weeks later I was solo.

Bird One , thank you for taking the time to comment. What are you doing now if you dont mind me asking? I appreciate your insight.

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Hi Cecilia, I keep forgetting to comment on your post because I was Schneider Dollar Tree for 3 months. Pros? You will be in great shape. Cons well.... Its just a very tough account. You have to have a want to sling those boxes. Two things for me were. 1. All my runs were regional. Meaning no more than 400 miles typically. I really wanted to drive more. And 2. When unloading you are being unload by Dollar Tree employees. So you can only move as fast as they are. Which was usually hours upon hours at a store. Anywhere from 500 to 4500 boxes of freight to unload. I can go on but won't. You are making the right call. I believe Dollar General runs alittle different. But not by much.

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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