Pepsi Vs American Furniture Warehouse

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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OD is all manual, supposedly we are getting some autos this year but I have not seen them yet. I think most other LTL companies are a mix of bot.

As far as home time it will very by your run, especially on the extra board you may have a day where it takes you 6 hours to complete your day then one that takes 14. You will probably be one nights for a few years at least until you have seniority for a day time run if your home terminal even offers one.

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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OD is all manual, supposedly we are getting some autos this year but I have not seen them yet. I think most other LTL companies are a mix of bot.

As far as home time it will very by your run, especially on the extra board you may have a day where it takes you 6 hours to complete your day then one that takes 14. You will probably be one nights for a few years at least until you have seniority for a day time run if your home terminal even offers one.

I've heard you guys are getting some new KWs and freightliners. Don't know if they're auto or not. I've seen this pic online

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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.

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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We have 7 new KWs in our yard, I saw they still have sticks in them. Indy has like 15 new Freightliners sitting there, not sure if they are auto or not.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Montana;

Regarding Prime . . . if / when you have time, check out Rob D.'s and Turtle's flatbed diaries at Prime. Pretty sure BOTH posted pay stubs, and they make quite a bit more than reefer/vans. Rob's diary (below) has a link to Turtle's. It's really not much more work than handling freight at Pepsi and AFW would be, IMHO.

Rob D.'s Prime Rookie Diary

Also, not sure how you have tanks and intermodal , intermingled. . . LoL. Tanks are, well ... tanks. Look at PJ's avatar. Intermodal are trailers that haul those 'containers' that are stuck on that vessel in the Suez Canal. (EverGreen or EverGiven, depending on the bow or the hull of the ship, LoL!) I wasn't aware Prime hauled those.

In NO WAY am I dissueding you from going LTL as Bobcat Bob suggests. Never 'could' get in with Estes here; and OD isn't near us.

Wish you well in your ventures; keep us in the loop!

~ Anne ~

ps: Correction; the vessel is FREE !! Just got an alert from the local news station, LoL!

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

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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