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Rhino's Comment
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Well I got the call today actually was a text lol but I got the job at reddaway as a road driver (line haul). My start date is July 12th. I can’t wait.

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Line Haul:

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.
Harvey C.'s Comment
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Congratulations!

PackRat's Comment
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Congratulations! I thought about you as I passed a terminal this morning out here in Colorado that had a bunch of their trailers.

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.

Chief Brody's Comment
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Congratulations!

Peter M.'s Comment
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That’s great!

Rhino's Comment
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Thanks! Hopefully maybe we’ll c eachother on the road! Thanks everyone. Def excited for the next steps!

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Congratulations! I thought about you as I passed a terminal this morning out here in Colorado that had a bunch of their trailers.

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.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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If you haven't read this 35 page diary of a beginner starting out in line haul for Old Dominion, this is well worth reading. LTL Trucking - My linehaul job

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

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.

Line Haul:

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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Congratulations!

Did they say how their training program works?

PackRat's Comment
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Thanks! Hopefully maybe we’ll c eachother on the road! Thanks everyone. Def excited for the next steps!

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Congratulations! I thought about you as I passed a terminal this morning out here in Colorado that had a bunch of their trailers.

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Are you going to be in a day cab?

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.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Rhino's Comment
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Yes a day cab. When I did drive test the trainer said once I’m hired I’ll train on doubles and triples didn’t say how long it was. I don’t know if there was anyone else hired even tho they were hiring 4 people. I’ll update everyone once I get there

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Thanks! Hopefully maybe we’ll c eachother on the road! Thanks everyone. Def excited for the next steps!

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Congratulations! I thought about you as I passed a terminal this morning out here in Colorado that had a bunch of their trailers.

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Are you going to be in a day cab?

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.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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.

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