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Chris M's Comment
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Hey Anne! I am still with Cypress/Sunbelt! Right now I live in North Carolina, and I'm dedicated on the Lowe's flatbed distribution out of Thomasville, NC. I'm still loving the company!

Our company headquarters is in Jacksonville, but there is also a terminal in Tampa. We have an OTR division, but all other divisions are home every weekend at the minimum.

Honestly I can't say enough good things about our company! It feels like a small company, but functions like a larger company.

One example of something that spoke volumes to me, was about 3 months ago when my starter went out on my truck. I was near Greensboro, NC so a service tech got the truck started so I could get to the peterbilt dealership. It was Thursday, and they told me they couldn't get to the truck before Saturday. So I called my fiance (now my new wife!) and she was going to come get me. But what impressed me, was when I got a call from one of the corporate numbers. It was a lady in the driver services department, and she told me she was in the process of getting me a hotel room, and that there were a few options nearby, and she actually asked me if I had a preference. So not only did she take the initiative to start finding the room, without me asking a single person about getting a room, but she wanted to consult with me before she got the room at some random hotel. It was one of those times that made me feel like more than just a driver!

I didn't need the room, so I told her that and thanked her, and went home. But it is things like that we really appreciate as drivers.

If anyone is interested in flatbed in the southeast, I highly recommend Cypress/Sunbelt. We have just opened a new training school in Hueytown (Birmingham) Alabama, and also have school in Jacksonville. So whether you're starting your career and need your license, or you're an experienced driver looking for something different, it may be a good fit! Especially for someone living in Florida, since it is a little more difficult to find companies that hire from the state.

Also Anne, I'm moving to Jacksonville at the end of the year so I'm on the "Let's go to Florida" bandwagon!

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.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Glad to hear it's going well for you Chris!

I've been recommending Cypress to new drivers from Florida for years. They've always seemed to run a nice operation.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hey Anne! I am still with Cypress/Sunbelt! Right now I live in North Carolina, and I'm dedicated on the Lowe's flatbed distribution out of Thomasville, NC. I'm still loving the company!

Our company headquarters is in Jacksonville, but there is also a terminal in Tampa. We have an OTR division, but all other divisions are home every weekend at the minimum.

Honestly I can't say enough good things about our company! It feels like a small company, but functions like a larger company.

One example of something that spoke volumes to me, was about 3 months ago when my starter went out on my truck. I was near Greensboro, NC so a service tech got the truck started so I could get to the peterbilt dealership. It was Thursday, and they told me they couldn't get to the truck before Saturday. So I called my fiance (now my new wife!) and she was going to come get me. But what impressed me, was when I got a call from one of the corporate numbers. It was a lady in the driver services department, and she told me she was in the process of getting me a hotel room, and that there were a few options nearby, and she actually asked me if I had a preference. So not only did she take the initiative to start finding the room, without me asking a single person about getting a room, but she wanted to consult with me before she got the room at some random hotel. It was one of those times that made me feel like more than just a driver!

I didn't need the room, so I told her that and thanked her, and went home. But it is things like that we really appreciate as drivers.

If anyone is interested in flatbed in the southeast, I highly recommend Cypress/Sunbelt. We have just opened a new training school in Hueytown (Birmingham) Alabama, and also have school in Jacksonville. So whether you're starting your career and need your license, or you're an experienced driver looking for something different, it may be a good fit! Especially for someone living in Florida, since it is a little more difficult to find companies that hire from the state.

Also Anne, I'm moving to Jacksonville at the end of the year so I'm on the "Let's go to Florida" bandwagon!

Wow, Chris !!!

Thanks SO much for getting back to me (US!) :)

You sure DO HAVE SO MUCH going on, OMIWOW!!!! CONGRATS on the marriage, man! That's awesome.

Heck, stop back more often & KEEP IN TOUCH!! I never know if/when 'i' may be Florida bound, told ya!

You'll have to look up Rick S. when you get down there, too.. (Ft. Laud' is still about 4 or 5 hours south of y'all tho!!)

Again, as O/S said, super happy you've found Cypress; I'll keep that in my 'mental knapsack' as well.

Keep on!!!

~ Anne ~

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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.

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.
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