Long Time No See TT! It's Been Awhile.

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Well I'm going on 8 years of safe driving (its really hard to keep that going as a city driver in the LTL industry) and 2.5 years at Old Dominion. I have no regrets about leaving gasoline driving and going into LTL. I believe LTL is the best work/life balance that the industry provides.

I finally won the award I have been after. 0D2.0!

OD2.0 is an award awarded quarterly throughout the year for employees who go above and beyond. Low return percentage, superior customer service and reliability. No accidents or incidents. Its the highest recognition one may receive and the OD2.0 recipient will be shown in the quarterly Old Dominion magazine sent to every terminal nationwide.

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.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations! On both the safe driving and the 2.0 award, I'll look for you when the next magazine comes out.

Marc Lee AKA The 100k mil's Comment
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Congrats Daniel B.... dancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-2.gif

Rick S.'s Comment
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Congrats and waves there youngster.

Best to you and the wife...

Rick

Old School's Comment
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Wassup stranger?

Congratulations! I'm not surprised - you are rocking it!

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Daniel B., congratulations on attaining your OD 2.0 goal! dancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gif

I've had benefit of learning some things from your contributions on here and my thanks for that. Your latest nugget regarding LTL just reinforced some back-burner thoughts I had for possible, down-the-road-after-getting-established-OTR-for-a-year-plus possibilities.

Cheers!

...... I believe LTL is the best work/life balance that the industry provides.

I finally won the award I have been after. 0D2.0! .....

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Super happy for you, Daniel B.~! I have read EVERY single post of yours; some many times over. You have a beautiful wife, and a great future. I know you dropped off the grid with the fuel place, and I wholeheartedly understand...the blessings that came in behest of your OWN decisions.. just wow, look at you now!

My husband and I STILL use your pretrip guide. I 'aspire' to drive one day (who knows; he trained me a bit about 10 years ago...) and he's been driving (legally) since '03, and I still make him 'refresh' on your pretrip, lest he get rusty or lackadaisical, haha! (He's local/intrastate now, too.... just not LTL.. he drives w/ Don on here!)

It's just so cool to see you back around. You and Bobcat Bob should start an LTL thread, and Auggie too! (Dunno why 6string left.. hmm..)

I'm just tickled to see you back around; hope the gorgeous family is great(er) than ever, and .. oh yeah, one more thing, even though I don't know what an OD2.0 is :

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LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Great to see you are still rocking it. Congratulations on the award.

To anyone wondering what this career choice can be. You are a prime example. It is my pleasure to be able to share in this with you.

Keep up the great work.

PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations Daniel!

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