Bird One

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Bird-One's Comment
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Thanks Anne! And I always appreciate your feedback. It’s not that I’m unhappy with my company. It will be a a sad, sad day if and when I have to turn in the keys to my 379. Being with a smaller company I need a broader earning potential. I also enjoy running at night and would like to get back to longer hauls. That’s always been for me.

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Unfortunately yes I am kicking tires again. I really wish I wasn’t. But the bottom line is I can’t afford the slow down we’re having much longer. Maybe it’s because I think milk in general is going down hill. Kids don’t even drink it anymore. I don’t think we’re going to be busy again. Especially after the Deans bankruptcy and sell off. But my wife just gave birth to my second daughter and I need to get things figured out already. And it’s hard to ignore the numbers you have posted on here from your yearly earnings. I know I’m capable of that.

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Congrats on the NEW ADDITION, Bird One!

I wish I had something else to offer, but all i've got is a hope & a prayer.. you could always go drive for Tom's place, right near you.. sure, it'd be a paycut, I get that. Still, something to put food on the table. Tom went from tanks to FAB.. its how it played out. $1073 last check. Can't compete with y'all tankers & LtL and HH .. but, Don is happy there, as well.

Just an open 'out of the box' (haha, nope! all boxes,.. totally!!) idea..

Sorry to hijack y'alls thread.

Wish you the best, man.

~ Anne ~ (& Tom)

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
Bird-One's Comment
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I followed along Banks journey and if I remember correctly being knew he had to work both P&D and line haul. Is that ever the case for OD?

You said in this post a few guys were furloughed. Was it because it was slow? How often has it been slow since you’ve been there?

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Line Haul:

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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OD does have what they call Combo drivers which means they can do linehaul , P&D or dock. None of the terminals in the Chicago area have them, they are generally only used in small terminals. You could volunteer if you have time and want to make some extra money but if you are hired as linehaul they won't make you.

They only furloughed because of the pandemic closures, my terminal didn't do any because we had some medial places as customers and it kept us busy.

We really haven't had many slow times for the last year. Even when when we did prior to Covid you should still work at least 4 days as they rotate who is called off, sometimes people would ask to be called off if it was slow.

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.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I understand it is a big decision, however I would apply asap as it takes aboit a month to get hired, if you start in early August you might be eligible for the pay raise we expect in September.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thanks Anne! And I always appreciate your feedback. It’s not that I’m unhappy with my company. It will be a a sad, sad day if and when I have to turn in the keys to my 379. Being with a smaller company I need a broader earning potential. I also enjoy running at night and would like to get back to longer hauls. That’s always been for me.

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Unfortunately yes I am kicking tires again. I really wish I wasn’t. But the bottom line is I can’t afford the slow down we’re having much longer. Maybe it’s because I think milk in general is going down hill. Kids don’t even drink it anymore. I don’t think we’re going to be busy again. Especially after the Deans bankruptcy and sell off. But my wife just gave birth to my second daughter and I need to get things figured out already. And it’s hard to ignore the numbers you have posted on here from your yearly earnings. I know I’m capable of that.

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Congrats on the NEW ADDITION, Bird One!

I wish I had something else to offer, but all i've got is a hope & a prayer.. you could always go drive for Tom's place, right near you.. sure, it'd be a paycut, I get that. Still, something to put food on the table. Tom went from tanks to FAB.. its how it played out. $1073 last check. Can't compete with y'all tankers & LtL and HH .. but, Don is happy there, as well.

Just an open 'out of the box' (haha, nope! all boxes,.. totally!!) idea..

Sorry to hijack y'alls thread.

Wish you the best, man.

~ Anne ~ (& Tom)

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Anytime/all the time, you!

Things looking up / any better in your arena? I've been following 'bit by bits' by you, in other's threads, lol~! (No info, but CBD '1st timers' hahaha!! Who ever came up with THAT one??? Rick S. has been gone for another hiatus, so .. WASN'T HIM, LOL~!!)

Just thinking aboutcha, man. FAB is looking for trainers. I know, not your 'dealio,' but .. then again, who knows??? Email me..np!

Anything in the LTL world or just 'thankin'tankin' for now???

Love those trucks y'all have access to... miss that fun stuff ~ always~

Take care, best wishes~! Hope the 'Baby Bird' is still good, w/mama bird~!

~ Anne ~

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bird-One's Comment
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Well somewhat better I suppose. I had a conversation with the company. I wasn’t going to come out and say give me more work because I can make more elsewhere. But did say I need more work and soon. They are doing the best they can. I completely forgot I never got my hazmat so I’m in the process of knocking that out. Fingerprints July 7th. So I can’t do anything till than anyways. And it’s not so much that Fab express wouldn’t be my thing I’ve just always been interested in doubles. I always appreciate the info.

So far now tanks, reefers and long nose Pete’s are what I’m doing still.

And I also can’t thank Bobcat enough for passing along all the info and answering my questions.

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Thanks Anne! And I always appreciate your feedback. It’s not that I’m unhappy with my company. It will be a a sad, sad day if and when I have to turn in the keys to my 379. Being with a smaller company I need a broader earning potential. I also enjoy running at night and would like to get back to longer hauls. That’s always been for me.

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Unfortunately yes I am kicking tires again. I really wish I wasn’t. But the bottom line is I can’t afford the slow down we’re having much longer. Maybe it’s because I think milk in general is going down hill. Kids don’t even drink it anymore. I don’t think we’re going to be busy again. Especially after the Deans bankruptcy and sell off. But my wife just gave birth to my second daughter and I need to get things figured out already. And it’s hard to ignore the numbers you have posted on here from your yearly earnings. I know I’m capable of that.

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Congrats on the NEW ADDITION, Bird One!

I wish I had something else to offer, but all i've got is a hope & a prayer.. you could always go drive for Tom's place, right near you.. sure, it'd be a paycut, I get that. Still, something to put food on the table. Tom went from tanks to FAB.. its how it played out. $1073 last check. Can't compete with y'all tankers & LtL and HH .. but, Don is happy there, as well.

Just an open 'out of the box' (haha, nope! all boxes,.. totally!!) idea..

Sorry to hijack y'alls thread.

Wish you the best, man.

~ Anne ~ (& Tom)

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Anytime/all the time, you!

Things looking up / any better in your arena? I've been following 'bit by bits' by you, in other's threads, lol~! (No info, but CBD '1st timers' hahaha!! Who ever came up with THAT one??? Rick S. has been gone for another hiatus, so .. WASN'T HIM, LOL~!!)

Just thinking aboutcha, man. FAB is looking for trainers. I know, not your 'dealio,' but .. then again, who knows??? Email me..np!

Anything in the LTL world or just 'thankin'tankin' for now???

Love those trucks y'all have access to... miss that fun stuff ~ always~

Take care, best wishes~! Hope the 'Baby Bird' is still good, w/mama bird~!

~ Anne ~

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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No problem, I'll be happy to answer anymore you might have as well.

Bird-One's Comment
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Just got an email that OD is having a job fair at your place on my bday ironically enough. 7/13. I’ll be there.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I didnt know that. What time is it going on? Maybe I'll pop in

Bird-One's Comment
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Says 9 to 9. Not sure what time I’ll be going to I get my schedule on Saturday. Probably by noon I’ll be out there though.

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