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

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PJ's Comment
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Congrats Daniel!!! Good to hear from you... Doesn’t OD pay enough for you to afford full length pants.embarrassed.gif Your are the only one in that photo with short pants sir...

Rob T.'s Comment
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Great job! Are you able to do linehaul occasionally or are you stuck in the city all the time? Do you ever miss the adventure of OTR?

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.

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.
Rob. D.'s Comment
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Nice accomplishment

Thanks for the pretrip guide.

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Pete B.'s Comment
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Great hearing from you! Congratulations on the award! Look at you- - - creating a legacy everywhere you go!

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Congrats Daniel!!! Good to hear from you... Doesn’t OD pay enough for you to afford full length pants.embarrassed.gif Your are the only one in that photo with short pants sir...

Pants limit my mobility. And yes they pay me enough, im at 29.65 hourly and will be at 30.65 in a few months. But all clothing and uniforms are paid for by the company so there's no excuse for my shorts. Haha

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Great job! Are you able to do linehaul occasionally or are you stuck in the city all the time? Do you ever miss the adventure of OTR?

I can do linehaul on the weekends but I'm blessed to bring home enough money that I don't need to work extra.

And no I don't miss OTR one bit. It was a necessary stepping stone to build up my driving skills but local LTL is just so much better. I work at 7am and usually get off around 5:30pm with holidays, birthday, and weekends off. I actually have a normal life and can attend church every week. I typically go to the same places so the longer you do LTL the easier it gets. Plus you build up friendships with the places you go to. Its an amazing job.

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.

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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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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I don't post a lot of the day to day operations because LTL (local) has always been very discouraged here. Though it is difficult, I've done it, Rob T has done it and I think few others but just not worthwhile to post since the OVERWHELMING mantra is to go OTR. Is it easier? Yes. But it doesn't fit all lifestyles.

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.

Intrastate:

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

Daniel B.'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 :

0836324001583544635.jpg

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I don't post a lot of the day to day operations because LTL (local) has always been very discouraged here. Though it is difficult, I've done it, Rob T has done it and I think few others but just not worthwhile to post since the OVERWHELMING mantra is to go OTR. Is it easier? Yes. But it doesn't fit all lifestyles.

Exactly. OTR serves a good purpose in getting you that needed experience but if you actually want to maintain a family life then its not viable. But I would not recommend it to a rookie.

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.

Intrastate:

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

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Auggie69 wrote:

I don't post a lot of the day to day operations because LTL (local) has always been very discouraged here. Though it is difficult, I've done it, Rob T has done it and I think few others but just not worthwhile to post since the OVERWHELMING mantra is to go OTR. Is it easier? Yes. But it doesn't fit all lifestyles.

and Daniel B. responded:

Exactly. OTR serves a good purpose in getting you that needed experience but if you actually want to maintain a family life then its not viable. But I would not recommend it to a rookie.

I hear you guys and hopefully, that's understood. Good to hear.

When I started looking at trucking a year ago, an initial big draw was an LTL carrier recruiting women for a training program in the northeast region where I have family. For now, this has become a future potential instead of a starting point for me, as I've learned more here about what's involved along the learning curve.

TT has a core mission but is enhanced, imho, by discussions of tracks other than OTR. Unless overtly discouraged not to, Auggie, why don't you consider posting more about LTL? Caveats duly noted. Maybe you could start up a site LTL niche. I would bring my popcorn for the front row and I bet the stadium would be filled! smile.gif

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.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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Rob D., great idea! I downloaded and like this for followup. Thanks to you and Daniel B. once more for all that meticulous work!

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