Turning In 2 Weeks Notice Driving OTR?

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DoctorWho_214's Comment
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Before I get started, I want to say I am enjoying my time as an OTR driver. That being said, I always knew it was a way for me to get a year worth of experience so that I would be able to find a trucking job that I would be home daily and be closer with my family. To the ones that went down this road, how do you go with the process? How do you submit your 2 week notice? Thank you for your input!

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

PackRat's Comment
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Type it up on your ELD and submit it to Dispatch.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Before I get started, I want to say I am enjoying my time as an OTR driver. That being said, I always knew it was a way for me to get a year worth of experience so that I would be able to find a trucking job that I would be home daily and be closer with my family. To the ones that went down this road, how do you go with the process? How do you submit your 2 week notice? Thank you for your input!

Before 'departing' your current company, have you looked within? For something dedicated/regional/local ?!?!? Many times the company of your current employ has SOMETHING for you, already~!!

I'm sure one or more of the veterans will show up and accommodate your inquisition, however! Errol V. probably has a few suggestions, being a trainer for Swift (and now Amazon!)

Best of luck to you;

~ Anne ~

Type it up on your ELD and submit it to Dispatch.

Indeed. After he secures another job, however ~!!!! smile.gif

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

DoctorWho_214's Comment
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You're absoulutely right! I plan to put in my 2 weeks notice after being able to narrow my options down. The company I work for has local jobs in the Pacific NW area but I live in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. The company has treated me well and if they did have anything in my area, I would definitely stay!

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I gave 2 weeks notice 2 weeks ago. I did so by sending it in to my DM. I ended up working 1 week and called it good. They sold my truck and it didnt make sense to swap trucks for one week. I start orientation on Wednesday at the new company. I felt bad about not staying both weeks but most give no notice.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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I gave 2 weeks notice 2 weeks ago. I did so by sending it in to my DM. I ended up working 1 week and called it good. They sold my truck and it didnt make sense to swap trucks for one week. I start orientation on Wednesday at the new company. I felt bad about not staying both weeks but most give no notice.

What's UP with everyone switching up here, lately?!?!? Banks, Doctor Who, now YOU ?!?!?!

Care to tell ?!?!?!? Whom ? (If it's posted elswhere, I missed it. I know, go figure with 'me,' right ?!?!? LoL...)

Must be 'SPRING CLEANING' time for drivers, hahaha!

confused.gif good-luck.gif rofl-3.gif sorry.gif

You're absoulutely right! I plan to put in my 2 weeks notice after being able to narrow my options down. The company I work for has local jobs in the Pacific NW area but I live in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. The company has treated me well and if they did have anything in my area, I would definitely stay!

Gotcha. Maybe when you 'do' mention your notice to them, however, they might come up with something . . . I've seen it happen; PJ (I believe) has, also. Things work like that, haha!

Best of luck either way; keep us (me!) posted if you can, please!

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~ Anne ~

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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I gave 2 weeks notice 2 weeks ago. I did so by sending it in to my DM. I ended up working 1 week and called it good. They sold my truck and it didnt make sense to swap trucks for one week. I start orientation on Wednesday at the new company. I felt bad about not staying both weeks but most give no notice.

double-quotes-end.png

What's UP with everyone switching up here, lately?!?!? Banks, Doctor Who, now YOU ?!?!?!

Care to tell ?!?!?!? Whom ? (If it's posted elswhere, I missed it. I know, go figure with 'me,' right ?!?!? LoL...)

Must be 'SPRING CLEANING' time for drivers, hahaha!

confused.gif good-luck.gif rofl-3.gif sorry.gif

double-quotes-start.png

You're absoulutely right! I plan to put in my 2 weeks notice after being able to narrow my options down. The company I work for has local jobs in the Pacific NW area but I live in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. The company has treated me well and if they did have anything in my area, I would definitely stay!

double-quotes-end.png

Gotcha. Maybe when you 'do' mention your notice to them, however, they might come up with something . . . I've seen it happen; PJ (I believe) has, also. Things work like that, haha!

Best of luck either way; keep us (me!) posted if you can, please!

good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif

~ Anne ~

Yeah Annie, I'm going with a smaller company in North Little Rock Arkansas called EOS. They run 250-300 trucks.

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By the way, if anyone uses this and goes there for a job, give my name as a referral!!!!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Before I left Schneider, I had a discussion with my DBL. we had a great working relationship and she knew I wanted to be home more than twice a month. I expressed my desire to give notice, but didn’t wanna be told to get out early. She assured me I’d be allowed to work out my notice.

All went well. I’ve been with my current company for 4+ years and no plans to leave.

When you do the right thing, it’s hard for people to find fault.

Good luck!

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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I gave 2 weeks notice 2 weeks ago. I did so by sending it in to my DM. I ended up working 1 week and called it good. They sold my truck and it didnt make sense to swap trucks for one week. I start orientation on Wednesday at the new company. I felt bad about not staying both weeks but most give no notice.

double-quotes-end.png

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What's UP with everyone switching up here, lately?!?!? Banks, Doctor Who, now YOU ?!?!?!

Care to tell ?!?!?!? Whom ? (If it's posted elswhere, I missed it. I know, go figure with 'me,' right ?!?!? LoL...)

Must be 'SPRING CLEANING' time for drivers, hahaha!

confused.gif good-luck.gif rofl-3.gif sorry.gif

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

You're absoulutely right! I plan to put in my 2 weeks notice after being able to narrow my options down. The company I work for has local jobs in the Pacific NW area but I live in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. The company has treated me well and if they did have anything in my area, I would definitely stay!

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

Gotcha. Maybe when you 'do' mention your notice to them, however, they might come up with something . . . I've seen it happen; PJ (I believe) has, also. Things work like that, haha!

Best of luck either way; keep us (me!) posted if you can, please!

good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif

~ Anne ~

double-quotes-end.png

Yeah Annie, I'm going with a smaller company in North Little Rock Arkansas called EOS. They run 250-300 trucks.

0813779001616962060.jpg

By the way, if anyone uses this and goes there for a job, give my name as a referral!!!!

I've actually HEARD of them, Mikey B. !!!

I love the 'SEXY' part . . . . I PLAYED THIS for ya ~!

rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

Go Heavy, Go With It.

~ Annie ~

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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