CDL Local Jobs

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Mufasaaaaa's Comment
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Hey guys need some suggestions on some great Local companies to drive for in Boston,MA?

Name as many below, I’m looking to be home every night and I have 2 years of CDL experience by the way.

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.
Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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I work for Sysco; they're everywhere. In 2 years there have been potentially TWO days I would not have been home that night.

Auggie69's Comment
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Hey guys need some suggestions on some great Local companies to drive for in Boston,MA?

Name as many below, I’m looking to be home every night and I have 2 years of CDL experience by the way.

Yeah, if you want to bust your ass and make good money there is Sysco, FoodPro, McClane, Performance Food, etc. FedEx, UPS, XPO, Estes, R&L, Yellow, and others, also do local home every night delivery.

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.
Mufasaaaaa's Comment
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Are you busting your ass as much with the last set of jobs FedEx, UPS, XPO, Estes, R&L?

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Hey guys need some suggestions on some great Local companies to drive for in Boston,MA?

Name as many below, I’m looking to be home every night and I have 2 years of CDL experience by the way.

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Yeah, if you want to bust your ass and make good money there is Sysco, FoodPro, McClane, Performance Food, etc. FedEx, UPS, XPO, Estes, R&L, Yellow, and others, also do local home every night delivery.

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.
Mufasaaaaa's Comment
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What you mean with the last part of your message ?

I work for Sysco; they're everywhere. In 2 years there have been potentially TWO days I would not have been home that night.

Banks's Comment
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What you mean with the last part of your message ?

He's saying Sysco has locations all over the country. In the 2 years he's been there he has run the risk of running out of hours twice. When you're local and you run out of hours, you get laid over in a hotel for your 10 hour break.

Are you busting your ass as much with the last set of jobs FedEx, UPS, XPO, Estes, R&L?

There are always good days and bad days, like anywhere else. These jobs are based on seniority and you're likely to be working nights to start, especially in an area like Boston.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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I wanted to work local so I could be home every night after doing my initial OTR work. I had a kid in HS, and missed the family tremendously. I got what I wanted, and discovered that if you're busy you're likely working right up to the 14 hour mark most every day. If you pick a place, try to get as close to your terminal as possible, because most local drivers are tied to a regular start time, and if you work 14, they'll likely still expect you back for your regular start time. So, your ten hour break includes travel home, food, SS&S, and drive back to work. Did it for two years and went back to regional OTR - my drive home was only about 3' long, and I could get much better sleep.

If you're doing lower 48, maybe a switch to an outfit that does regional OTR. You may find yourself through the terminal once or twice a week, allowing for home time. Some outfits are regional, with a five day work week, M-F or Sun-Thurs.

Good luck.

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.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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What you mean with the last part of your message ?

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He's saying Sysco has locations all over the country. In the 2 years he's been there he has run the risk of running out of hours twice. When you're local and you run out of hours, you get laid over in a hotel for your 10 hour break.

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Are you busting your ass as much with the last set of jobs FedEx, UPS, XPO, Estes, R&L?

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There are always good days and bad days, like anywhere else. These jobs are based on seniority and you're likely to be working nights to start, especially in an area like Boston.

Oh, I've ran out of hours on my 14 before - in that case they had someone come from the terminal to drive me and the truck back (Call beforehand at the 12.5-13 hour mark or so to see what they want to do). The two situations were not being able to make it back on my 16 hour exemption and being stuck like 50 miles away.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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