Looking For Midwest Carriers

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Midwest trucker's Comment
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Hello looking for a good dry van carriers in the midwest area I'm in Chicago looking to do dry van regional going on five years experience have done intermodal and dry van in that time frame but with small carriers(1099) I'm looking for midsized or maybe even a mega reason being need to start looking into benefits 401k new equipment stuff like that of course I can do local but been there done that not in Chicago besides I love the open road so any suggestions I will appreciate them thanks

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
000's Comment
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Roehl Midwest Regional info

Good luck. They can be a bit of a micromanager but it fits your needs.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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West Side Transport out of Cedar Rapids IA was good too me for the 2 months I worked there, I live in Joliet and they had plenty of freight and no problems getting me home. They do have local driving around Chicago too if you want to switch from OTR at some point.

I only left because I was able to get a linehaul job.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Check out May Transportation. They might fit what you're looking for. There's actually quite a few companies that have a "Western 11" type account. Swift handles a lot of freight in the West. Don't let the internet folly about Swift keep you from checking into them. We've got some members here who've had great careers at Swift.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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You stole my name!

PackRat's Comment
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You stole my name!

That was the first thing I noticed, too!

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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You stole my name!

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That was the first thing I noticed, too!

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I know, right? I saw the title and the author, and i was like.... wtf-2.gif

Raced in here to figure out.... wtf.gifembarrassed.gifsorry.gif

Y'all mods need to have these 'impostors' add another 'letter' to their handle on here, haha!

(See, the 'original' Daniel B . . . you are MISSED and CHERISHED~! )

Midwest trucker's Comment
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O I'm sorry about that I'm new here lolšŸ¤£should I change it ? I can! No problem

Daniel B.'s Comment
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O I'm sorry about that I'm new here lolšŸ¤£should I change it ? I can! No problem

I'm actually surprised it let you. Does this mean I can impersonate Old School? This sounds like a fun discovery!

Jrod's Comment
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Hello looking for a good dry van carriers in the midwest area I'm in Chicago looking to do dry van regional going on five years experience have done intermodal and dry van in that time frame but with small carriers(1099) I'm looking for midsized or maybe even a mega reason being need to start looking into benefits 401k new equipment stuff like that of course I can do local but been there done that not in Chicago besides I love the open road so any suggestions I will appreciate them thanks

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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.

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
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