OTR, Regional Or Dedicated

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This may sound silly bit I know what OTR and Regional are but could someone explain Dedicated to me please ! Thanks once again you folks are the best !

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.

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This may sound silly bit I know what OTR and Regional are but could someone explain Dedicated to me please ! Thanks once again you folks are the best !

I am new here too. but all the answers you could hope for are here already.search and you will find ,Knock and the door will be opened.

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.

Anchorman's Comment
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Originally posted by Brett Aquila...

Dedicated Route

A dedicated route generally means you're assigned to one particular customer only. For instance, a lot of major trucking companies have huge accounts with places like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Dollar General. Often times these accounts require a large number of drivers with special skills, a higher level of reliability, a higher level of professionalism, or a combination of the three. Therefore it makes sense to setup a special division just to service that one customer and put qualified drivers in that division - drivers you know will take care of that customer so they don't lose the account. It can often times give drivers special perks like more home time, higher pay, a familiarity with the customer they're serving, and things of that nature. It usually takes a little over the road experience to qualify for a dedicated account because companies want to be certain you're going to be the type of driver they need servicing that customer.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Over The Road:

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.

Anchorman's Comment
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And for those of you who may not already know...

Originally posted by Brett Aquila

Regional Route

Regional routes are divisions within a company that stay within a certain region of the country. Often times they're simply Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest - but there's no certain way of dividing things up. It just depends on the company and how they're setup.

Regional routes are super nice for a lot of drivers because it allows you to get more familiar with the area you're running in and most importantly keeps you within a day's drive of your home. So a lot of regional divisions can get you home on weekends, but not always. And sometimes you need a little experience to qualify for these divisions also because a lot of drivers like regional runs, but again not always.

The main advantage for both dedicated and regional divisions is generally a familiarity with your routes and more home time. Those are the main reasons people try to get into those type of divisions.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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