Took A Couple Days Off.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Had 5 teeth pulled today 4 wisdom and the one one of the wisdom teeth was pushing on. So I took 3 days off, will go back Thursday then only have 2 says until my new bid run starts Tuesday at 1 am.

Rhino's Comment
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Hope u feel better my friend. I have some teeth I need done to I hate dentists tho.

Had 5 teeth pulled today 4 wisdom and the one one of the wisdom teeth was pushing on. So I took 3 days off, will go back Thursday then only have 2 says until my new bid run starts Tuesday at 1 am.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Thanks, I'm not big on them either luckily the family dentist and oral surgeon were great!

I'd get it done before it become painful, I waited until it started hurting should have had it done a few years ago.

How's the job search? Have you tried ABF, XPO, AAA Cooper, Estes, Saia? YRC is extremely desperate for drivers here you maybe able to get on with them. If my dad didn't get that new job at a dealer he would have gone with ABF so they might be worth looking into as well.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Had 5 teeth pulled today 4 wisdom and the one one of the wisdom teeth was pushing on. So I took 3 days off, will go back Thursday then only have 2 says until my new bid run starts Tuesday at 1 am.

Bobcat..WOW!

I drove 'myself' to the dentist (it was in a mall, in Florida) to get my Wisdoms out... holy wow. Somewhere around 20 years ago, and I'll ne'er forget that day. My eyes are watering just reading & typing this! Holywow. Is 3 days even ENOUGH?!?!?

Feel better, you. Sheesh.

~ Anne ~

Rhino's Comment
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Ya I will get them done soon before they get any worse.

I tried xpo but they want a lil more experience. Haven’t tried abf last I looked they weren’t hiring here in Vegas. Ima call saia and see what they say but there website says they want 1 year. Haven’t tried yrc they only have a part time spot avail. I have a friend that drives for the dairy out here they want me on there pulling hay or corn and possible doubles. My friend is gonna train me before I get on my own. Good pay and I’d get my experience I would need. So I might just go that route. Mountain valley express (bought by gls) is a smaller ltl that is hiring local spot I might call to

Thanks, I'm not big on them either luckily the family dentist and oral surgeon were great!

I'd get it done before it become painful, I waited until it started hurting should have had it done a few years ago.

How's the job search? Have you tried ABF, XPO, AAA Cooper, Estes, Saia? YRC is extremely desperate for drivers here you maybe able to get on with them. If my dad didn't get that new job at a dealer he would have gone with ABF so they might be worth looking into as well.

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

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I drove 'myself' to the dentist (it was in a mall, in Florida) to get my Wisdoms out... holy wow. Somewhere around 20 years ago, and I'll ne'er forget that day. My eyes are watering just reading & typing this! Holywow. Is 3 days even ENOUGH?!?!? Feel better, you. Sheesh.

Thanks! I had to have a driver with me and they said I can't drive for 24 hours, and probably should work for 48-72 so I took 3 days to be safe.

I have a friend that drives for the dairy out here they want me on there pulling hay or corn and possible doubles. My friend is gonna train me before I get on my own. Good pay and I’d get my experience I would need. So I might just go that route. Mountain valley express (bought by gls) is a smaller ltl that is hiring local spot I might call to

One thing tobe careful with those small companies is their insurance, not saying your friends place would do that but it has happened where they can't or won't put you on insurance and just hope nothing major happens.

Honestly I'm shocked you can't get on with a ltl company here you would have been scooped up already.

R&L and Averitt ( not sure if they go that far west) are good as well

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

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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I'm glad to hear you are on the mend.

I'm leaning towards LTL once I've saved enough money doing OTR to buy a house. If I have a house I'm going to want to stay in it more often than 4 days every 5 or 6 weeks.

I have a couple questions regarding OD. There are a couple locations near me. Pennsauken, NJ and New Castle, DE. To your knowledge, does OD have any routes that take more than one day? I'd actually prefer something like that as opposed to commuting everyday. Does OD have any automatic trucks?

Is local pick up and delivery a requirement before a driver is able to bid on a linehaul run?

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

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.

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.
Rhino's Comment
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Ya for sure. But he told me for insurance reasons they’d have me working with him or someone else training for a bit before I’m on my own. Ya I don’t get it they all want experience tho I guess ones I’ve called have. Mountain valley express one tho said new drivers welcome. R&l does come this way there is a terminal here. There not currently hiring here. Averitt I don’t think so. I do see one of there trucks once in a blue moon out this way.

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I drove 'myself' to the dentist (it was in a mall, in Florida) to get my Wisdoms out... holy wow. Somewhere around 20 years ago, and I'll ne'er forget that day. My eyes are watering just reading & typing this! Holywow. Is 3 days even ENOUGH?!?!? Feel better, you. Sheesh.

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Thanks! I had to have a driver with me and they said I can't drive for 24 hours, and probably should work for 48-72 so I took 3 days to be safe.

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I have a friend that drives for the dairy out here they want me on there pulling hay or corn and possible doubles. My friend is gonna train me before I get on my own. Good pay and I’d get my experience I would need. So I might just go that route. Mountain valley express (bought by gls) is a smaller ltl that is hiring local spot I might call to

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One thing tobe careful with those small companies is their insurance, not saying your friends place would do that but it has happened where they can't or won't put you on insurance and just hope nothing major happens.

Honestly I'm shocked you can't get on with a ltl company here you would have been scooped up already.

R&L and Averitt ( not sure if they go that far west) are good 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

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Yes, OD does have routes that take more than a day, they call them "wild drivers" not every terminal has them and as far as I know they are mostly in the far northeast and Florida. We don't have any autos yet that I know of the rumor was we where starting to get some this year, but I haven't seen any yet.

Is local pick up and delivery a requirement before a driver is able to bid on a linehaul run?

It depends, if you get hired as a Linehaul Driver you won't have to do any P&D , so you will be able to bid on linehaul right away. If you get hired as "combo" driver you'd be either P&D, linehaul, or dock depending on what's needed at the time. My terminal doesn't have any combo drivers so I'm not sure how their bidding works, usually those are only at the smaller terminals.

Personally I'd recommend a commute of 30 minutes or less should you have to. I'm looking at buying my first house and hope to find something about 5 minutes away.

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.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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I’ve been wanting to have some teeth pulled since they are chipped badly and hurt most days. But I didn’t want to take the time off work and figured I probably wouldn’t be recovered during the 4 days I’m normally home for. 😂

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