How Is Your Year Going?

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SUDM's Comment
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Unfortunately I'm still on furlough here on the west coast with an LTL. Just waiting for that phone call. :(

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
Rob T.'s Comment
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Unfortunately I'm still on furlough here on the west coast with an LTL. Just waiting for that phone call. :(

Which company is it with if you don't mind me asking. Are you low man on totem pole so you're expecting to still be sidelined for a while?

Bobcat and Banks this is what we have in our daycabs

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It works for us since our entire fleet is auto. When I first started we had a couple manuals left in the fleet and they had a wood board behind the seats with a hole cut out for that weird armrest that looks like a stick coming out of the floor. I think it was called a shifter. I dont know, that sounds like a foreign language to this steering wheel holder rofl-3.gifsmile.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
Brandon Kitts's Comment
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My rookie year is going pretty well. I've been solo since January 20th. As flatbed and curtainside I've done 48200 miles as of yesterday. I'm on schedule to fulfill my 120,000 mile contract in 12 months or less. It would be even faster if I was a door swinger.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Throw a blanket on there and you have a decent place to nap, we have a pesky shifter in the way unfortunately.

Bird-one's Comment
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I was jumping the gun a bit. Were doing okay now. The customer was Deans food. Not sure if they are in Iowa? They were bought out by Dairy Farmers of America. Aka Kemp's. As of now we are still hauling for them. Im not sure if we were slow from Corona or the ongoing court proceedings from the sale that were holding things up. Or maybe alittle bit of both. We also just picked up new tanker work which is great for me. Because a good portion our drivers have 0 interest in pulling them. And dont have the endorsement even if they wanted to. So when they are crying that reefer work is slow im too busy pulling tanker. And when reefer is busy like it was last week, I have all the freight I can handle.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Good news is i still have all the extremities working. Mrs. Curmudgeon has told ALL the staff she will pay them to slap me if I start getting into accelerated rehab mode. Peace to you all, and be kind to your fellow human... I was worried about this one, had an epiphany.

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Old School's Comment
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I pray for a speedy recovery for you Mister Curmudgeon! Seriously, I hope it all comes out well for you. Don't rush it, and do your best to drive your wife crazy with some tin whistle tunes being piped throughout the house!

Chris L's Comment
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I added up my mileage from when I started pulling my own loads to last week and I have a little over 114,00 miles for the 15 months I've been driving I average between 250 + 350 per run. I mostly run regional NY, PA, NJ. I'm picking up cans in Lyon's NY and taking the load down to Hurlock Maryland to the B&G Plant there . I'll probably go to Aberdeen Maryland to the Clorox plant for a back haul of Bleech to the Family Dollar DC in Rome NY to finish out the week. I've been averaging between 1500 - 2500 miles a week freight has slowed a bit for us but I keep cranking it out every week. As they say something is better than nothing

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.

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