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Tawanda's Comment
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Hey there. I’ve been driving for about 3 years now, a mix or dry Van , Reefer and Intermodal. I’m currently looking for a company that is either close to where I live (Portland) or runs regularly through the area. Biggest wants are decent home time, no NE, and decent pay for someone with experience. Not looking for starter companies or local jobs. Prefer regional or OTR. Thanks in advance.

Tawanda

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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All the major carriers that go west of the Mississippi River have regular runs through the Portland area. It's a major hub, on a major east/west and north/south lane. You should have your choice of companies.

At least before "the peaceful protests" started. Some companies no longer will enter the city. That's one city I no longer will go to.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Hey there. I’ve been driving for about 3 years now, a mix or dry Van , Reefer and Intermodal. I’m currently looking for a company that is either close to where I live (Portland) or runs regularly through the area. Biggest wants are decent home time, no NE, and decent pay for someone with experience. Not looking for starter companies or local jobs. Prefer regional or OTR. Thanks in advance.

Tawanda

Hay, Tawanda~~!

Long time no see, for sure. Did you end up sticking w/Prime?

Anyway . . . have you heard of GTI ? Graham Trucking Inc. ; we know of them in and through a boat racing circuit via my family in Florida. They are up by you, and quite 'elite' .. and smallish. With 3 successful years, I'm sure they'd love ya!

Also, Marten does rather well up and over your way, so I hear.

Lastly, you need to change your 'status' to Experienced Driver ~!

Best of luck;

~ Anne ~

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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If you are still at Prime ask about the Western 11 regional routes. Should be easy for you to get.

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.

GrayBeardinPA's Comment
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Wilson runs I-5 corridor and western 11. Their terminal is right by PDX.

Knight’s terminal is in troutdale. They run I-5 also.

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.

Tawanda's Comment
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Wow you remember me? Ha. No unfortunately I am not still at Prime. I was set to get my own truck when they let me go. Long story.

I went to work for a local Intermodal company in Puyallup, Bartelson Transport, hauling shipping containers in and out of the port. Don’t really want to mess with containers or ports anymore.

After them I drove with a friend of mine for BLC for a few months, but my “friend” turned out to be a raging psychopath, so I left. Now I’m looking to drive solo OTR.

Graham was actually one of our biggest rivals at Bartelson. They were always poaching drivers from us. From what I know they do mainly intermodal, so not sure they would be a good fit.

Great hearing from you!

Stay safe!

Casandra

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Hey there. I’ve been driving for about 3 years now, a mix or dry Van , Reefer and Intermodal. I’m currently looking for a company that is either close to where I live (Portland) or runs regularly through the area. Biggest wants are decent home time, no NE, and decent pay for someone with experience. Not looking for starter companies or local jobs. Prefer regional or OTR. Thanks in advance.

Tawanda

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Hay, Tawanda~~!

Long time no see, for sure. Did you end up sticking w/Prime?

Anyway . . . have you heard of GTI ? Graham Trucking Inc. ; we know of them in and through a boat racing circuit via my family in Florida. They are up by you, and quite 'elite' .. and smallish. With 3 successful years, I'm sure they'd love ya!

Also, Marten does rather well up and over your way, so I hear.

Lastly, you need to change your 'status' to Experienced Driver ~!

Best of luck;

~ Anne ~

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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How's your driving record?

I'm always a recruiter.

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Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Would you consider dedicated (CA, ID, OR, UT, WA)? I know a place on Marine Drive.

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