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Ryne T.'s Comment
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Do you have to be a dock worker to get into the training program or can anyone apply? Because on there website job listing it says this: Old Dominion Freight Line is currently recruiting for our in-house Driver training Program

Banks's Comment
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Apply first, ask questions later. Seniority is everything and it starts from when you accept the offer.

I'm guessing that means they're hiring off the street. Not every dock worker wants to be a driver and it looks like LTL companies are shorthanded.

If a posting is open to the public, it wasn't filled internally for one reason or another.

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
Ryne T.'s Comment
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I am applying to it. Thanks that makes sense. Didn’t think of that lol

Apply first, ask questions later. Seniority is everything and it starts from when you accept the offer.

I'm guessing that means they're hiring off the street. Not every dock worker wants to be a driver and it looks like LTL companies are shorthanded.

If a posting is open to the public, it wasn't filled internally for one reason or another.

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
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Right now we are so short on drivers ( my terminal needs 12 linehaul) I have heard they are willing to take people off the street and train them previously would have had to work on the dock. However it depends on the terminal and what they need, where abouts are you applying?

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.

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.
Ryne T.'s Comment
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I see. I’m in Las Vegas. The nearest training is in California.

Right now we are so short on drivers ( my terminal needs 12 linehaul) I have heard they are willing to take people off the street and train them previously would have had to work on the dock. However it depends on the terminal and what they need, where abouts are you applying?

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.

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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You could try calling the Vegas terminal and see if they have anything there, sometimes it doesn't get put online right away.

If you are interested in LTL as far as I know all the other companies are hiring nationwide as well.

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.

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
Ryne T.'s Comment
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It shows Vegas has 4 open positions. I just applied to the training position in California. Might have to apply again to another one and to one in Vegas as well

You could try calling the Vegas terminal and see if they have anything there, sometimes it doesn't get put online right away.

If you are interested in LTL as far as I know all the other companies are hiring nationwide as well.

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.

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
Auggie69's Comment
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It shows Vegas has 4 open positions. I just applied to the training position in California. Might have to apply again to another one and to one in Vegas as well

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You could try calling the Vegas terminal and see if they have anything there, sometimes it doesn't get put online right away.

If you are interested in LTL as far as I know all the other companies are hiring nationwide as well.

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If you get the interview you may want to ask if you can transfer to another terminal. I know with FXF you have to wait 6 months to a year.

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.

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
Ryne T.'s Comment
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Wait to get hired on? And how’s that affect with home time if I live in Vegas?

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It shows Vegas has 4 open positions. I just applied to the training position in California. Might have to apply again to another one and to one in Vegas as well

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You could try calling the Vegas terminal and see if they have anything there, sometimes it doesn't get put online right away.

If you are interested in LTL as far as I know all the other companies are hiring nationwide as well.

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If you get the interview you may want to ask if you can transfer to another terminal. I know with FXF you have to wait 6 months to a year.

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.

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
Banks's Comment
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Wait to get hired on? And how’s that affect with home time if I live in Vegas?

In LTL , you have a domicile terminal. You start and end there everyday so you're home everyday. Unless you plan on living in California, you're not working at that terminal. If you plan on living in Vegas and you want to work at OD, you have to apply to the building in Vegas.

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.

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
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