Home Run Trucking (Xenia, Ohio)

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Cincybeerhawk's Comment
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I’m as green as green can get to the trucking industry therefore I’m reaching out to those of you with experience for some guidance, recommendations, and opinions.

I’m in possession of a pre-hire letter from Home Run (yes, I know that guarantees me nothing). Before I fall head-over-heels in love (metaphorically speaking), I’d love to here from members of the forum as to this company’s reputation and handling of its truck-driving work force.

Thanks for reading and thanks for your responses...

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Jay F.'s Comment
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I see home run trucks on a daily basis with my job. They deliver construction materials to new home sites. If that’s what you would be doing it’s a really bad idea for a new driver.

Number 2 these construction sites are crazy busy. You gotta be a wizard with that truck. I watch these guys struggle sometimes to find a place to drop their loads. Second the loads are odd shapes sometimes hanging a few feet over the side of the truck. You will have a hard enough time keeping a regular shape truck and trailer between the lines, let alone this truck. I drive a mixer and it’s hard enough getting it through these neighborhoods

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