Just Got My Cdl N I Am A Medically Retired Army Veteran.

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Jeff B.'s Comment
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I live in Frankfort, In. I am looking for a good company to drive for. I am new at this n just looking for advice. I know that people have bad experiences with companies. I am mixed between flat bed n dry van. I am waiting to hear back from Werner n Schneider offered me a job already. Thinking about regional n maybe turning that into local after some experience.

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.

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.
Joseph I.'s Comment
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Thanks for your service and good luck in your search. Just a thought of something that would bother me, stop using the letter n to stand for a word when corresponding with a company via mail text or E-mail. If I were hiring that one would get tossed out without a second look. Once again thanks for your service especially on Memorial Day.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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One word of caution about those companies, we do not recommend "Dollar" accounts for new drivers. There is so much to learn during your first year of driving. This why we recommend OTR for your first year. You can expand your search as many OTR companies have regional routs. Some also have local drivers. Schneider has many driving divisions and is an excellent company.

How good or bad one's experience with a company is has more to do with one's attitude than the company.

These may help you.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Greg M.'s Comment
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You may want to look at Carter Express. They are based in Anderson, Indiana and do a lot of work in the midwest. They have a group of drivers who support the same client my company does in Hebron, KY and they seem happy. I also believe that they have a training program for CDL holders without experience.

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.
Luke S.'s Comment
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You may want to look at Carter Express. They are based in Anderson, Indiana and do a lot of work in the midwest. They have a group of drivers who support the same client my company does in Hebron, KY and they seem happy. I also believe that they have a training program for CDL holders without experience.

I support you, this is a good company, my relative works there. I plan to go there myself to work.

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.
PackRat's Comment
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I have a buddy of mine that works there, too. 2 million plus safe miles all with Carter.

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