Terminals In/near Las Vegas?

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Gary C.'s Comment
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Looking to the future, I'm wanting to buy a house in SW Las Vegas area. Are there any companies that have terminals in Las Vegas, N Las Vegas, Henderson area? I've looked into all the big ones I can think of like Swift, CR England, CRST, Werner, Central. None of them apparently do, and I'm not thinking of any others off the top of my head.

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.

Anchorman's Comment
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Knight Transportation has a terminal located in North Las Vegas. Refer to the link for more details.

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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.

Gary C.'s Comment
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Thanks!

Aces-N-eights (Dale)'s Comment
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JB hunt and watkins and shepard both have terminals, I think werner may as well. I live in vegas and currently drive for celadon out of denver,

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.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Warner pretty much has a terminal in or near every large in the US and a lot in smaller towns. So far any place I have picked up or delivered to I have been within 30 to 40 miles of a terminal.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Gary, is there a specific reason you want a company with a terminal located there? Because you certainly don't need to work for a company with a nearby terminal. In fact, in 15 years of driving I never once worked for a company that had a terminal or drop lot or anything in my home state.

We have an excellent listing of Truck Driving Jobs. Do a search for the Las Vegas area and you'll find all of the companies that hire out of there. It makes no difference if they have a terminal there or not. As long as their freight runs through there they know they can get you home when it's time so they'll hire from there.

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.

Gary C.'s Comment
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Brett, thanks for the reply. Definitely helpful. I've read a lot on forums that it's better to drive for a company that has a terminal in your hometown, so that's why I was asking. If it doesn't really matter, that's that much better as I have more options.

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.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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It does not matter where your company is. If you are not near a terminal they let you take your truck home.

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.

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Not all companies let you take your truck home. When I was at Schneider Bulk I had to park the truck at the terminal. Wasn't an issue for me.

For most companies it won't matter though.

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.

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