Big G Express

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Taylor M.'s Comment
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Best company hands down I’ve worked for in the 5 years OTR. They’re employee-owned which means after 3 years you’re 100% vested and earn stocks each year that go into an extra retirement account. There are about 500 trucks and the dispatchers know your name. Mostly T680s on the road, very few Volvos with a choice of manual or automatic. 401k match, good benefits and I’m always under a load. I haven’t sat in the year and a half I’ve been here. I average 2400-3000 miles each week, we get 7 paid holidays and monthly and quarterly bonuses. Rider and pet approved. They allow you to go home every weekend if you choose, mostly drop and hooks. I know there a quite a few of us females that work here and they recently posted an article on their website about women in trucking.

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.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hi and welcome Taylor!!!

That is awesome to hear that you love your company. We love that here!!!

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