Considering A Career In Redding CA

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PackRat's Comment
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May is great about getting you home for hometime (I work for them currently) on the dates you ask. Negative about parking the bobtail at a truck stop, you would park it at the nearest MTC terminal which in his case would be MT Yolo south of Dunnigan about 140 miles from Redding. May does not allow its equipment to be parked unattended at truck stops.

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May Trucking would be a great option, from what I understand they are very good about hometime and you could probably bring you're truck home and park it at a truck stop in Corning, Orland or the TA in Redding. Swift and Knight also have alot of dedicated freight going up and the I5 corridor. If you would you can shoot me you're contact info and I would be happy to help I only live a couple hours away from you. I actually used to live in Redding lol

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What about parking at a secured, private lot location?

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.

James H.'s Comment
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People on this forum will give the reasons why they feel that starting out working local LTL isn't a good idea. I don't question any of their reasoning, but for some of us it's the only driving job that allows us to attend to things at home that are important to us. I don't feel qualified to give anyone career advice, but for me at least, three months in and so far so good. I would just caution you not to spread yourself too thin. You can't work a 12-hour shift, then come home and spend the next 12 hours caring for everyone but yourself.

Here's one in Redding: https://jobs.xpo.com/US/job/Redding-Truck-Driver-Home-Daily-CA-96001/664939400/

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
Moe's Comment
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Buddy, they'd have to ask DMs et al about something like that, I am not certain, but unattended truck stop oalrojbg of tractor or trailer is a no no. 34 resets in your truck at a truck stop are fine , but leaving the truck at the truck stop then going home for example is not.

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May is great about getting you home for hometime (I work for them currently) on the dates you ask. Negative about parking the bobtail at a truck stop, you would park it at the nearest MTC terminal which in his case would be MT Yolo south of Dunnigan about 140 miles from Redding. May does not allow its equipment to be parked unattended at truck stops.

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May Trucking would be a great option, from what I understand they are very good about hometime and you could probably bring you're truck home and park it at a truck stop in Corning, Orland or the TA in Redding. Swift and Knight also have alot of dedicated freight going up and the I5 corridor. If you would you can shoot me you're contact info and I would be happy to help I only live a couple hours away from you. I actually used to live in Redding lol

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What about parking at a secured, private lot location?

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.

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.
Moe's Comment
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I dont want to knock anyone either, but having had personal experience with a couple LTL and startup type trucking companies, I cam assure you its not the most ideal.

Glad you found something that works for you though and if someone can find something that works for them then all the power to them.

Most of the LTL companies currently want folks who have a minimum of 1 year OTR , that may change as the economy worsens and driver shortage deepens, some companies are already starting to lower their standards...

People on this forum will give the reasons why they feel that starting out working local LTL isn't a good idea. I don't question any of their reasoning, but for some of us it's the only driving job that allows us to attend to things at home that are important to us. I don't feel qualified to give anyone career advice, but for me at least, three months in and so far so good. I would just caution you not to spread yourself too thin. You can't work a 12-hour shift, then come home and spend the next 12 hours caring for everyone but yourself.

Here's one in Redding: https://jobs.xpo.com/US/job/Redding-Truck-Driver-Home-Daily-CA-96001/664939400/

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Buddy, they'd have to ask DMs et al about something like that, I am not certain, but unattended truck stop oalrojbg of tractor or trailer is a no no. 34 resets in your truck at a truck stop are fine , but leaving the truck at the truck stop then going home for example is not.

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May is great about getting you home for hometime (I work for them currently) on the dates you ask. Negative about parking the bobtail at a truck stop, you would park it at the nearest MTC terminal which in his case would be MT Yolo south of Dunnigan about 140 miles from Redding. May does not allow its equipment to be parked unattended at truck stops.

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May Trucking would be a great option, from what I understand they are very good about hometime and you could probably bring you're truck home and park it at a truck stop in Corning, Orland or the TA in Redding. Swift and Knight also have alot of dedicated freight going up and the I5 corridor. If you would you can shoot me you're contact info and I would be happy to help I only live a couple hours away from you. I actually used to live in Redding lol

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What about parking at a secured, private lot location?

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I didn't type Truck Stop. I'm thinking private, gated, secured area. That's not any truck stop I've seen so far.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.

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.
Moe's Comment
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Would have to ask or get permission, my experience would tell me NO, but would have to ask, May is pretty specific about their equipment. Even getting permission to PC to Walmart for grocery shopping onetime took a few calls until I found the right person with authority to allow it.

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Buddy, they'd have to ask DMs et al about something like that, I am not certain, but unattended truck stop oalrojbg of tractor or trailer is a no no. 34 resets in your truck at a truck stop are fine , but leaving the truck at the truck stop then going home for example is not.

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May is great about getting you home for hometime (I work for them currently) on the dates you ask. Negative about parking the bobtail at a truck stop, you would park it at the nearest MTC terminal which in his case would be MT Yolo south of Dunnigan about 140 miles from Redding. May does not allow its equipment to be parked unattended at truck stops.

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May Trucking would be a great option, from what I understand they are very good about hometime and you could probably bring you're truck home and park it at a truck stop in Corning, Orland or the TA in Redding. Swift and Knight also have alot of dedicated freight going up and the I5 corridor. If you would you can shoot me you're contact info and I would be happy to help I only live a couple hours away from you. I actually used to live in Redding lol

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What about parking at a secured, private lot location?

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I didn't type Truck Stop. I'm thinking private, gated, secured area. That's not any truck stop I've seen so far.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.

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.
Zach 's Comment
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Ohh what about Morningstar? They run out of Williams. Do you have doubles and triples?

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.

Auggie69's Comment
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People on this forum will give the reasons why they feel that starting out working local LTL isn't a good idea. I don't question any of their reasoning, but for some of us it's the only driving job that allows us to attend to things at home that are important to us. I don't feel qualified to give anyone career advice, but for me at least, three months in and so far so good. I would just caution you not to spread yourself too thin. You can't work a 12-hour shift, then come home and spend the next 12 hours caring for everyone but yourself.

Here's one in Redding: https://jobs.xpo.com/US/job/Redding-Truck-Driver-Home-Daily-CA-96001/664939400/

I agree. Go LTL if that's your only option given your circumstances. If you fail, so what - you fail. Go back to doing what you're doing. If you succeed, as many of us have with our first jobs being in LTL, then you've solved your problem.

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
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Buddy, they'd have to ask DMs et al about something like that, I am not certain, but unattended truck stop oalrojbg of tractor or trailer is a no no. 34 resets in your truck at a truck stop are fine , but leaving the truck at the truck stop then going home for example is not.

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May is great about getting you home for hometime (I work for them currently) on the dates you ask. Negative about parking the bobtail at a truck stop, you would park it at the nearest MTC terminal which in his case would be MT Yolo south of Dunnigan about 140 miles from Redding. May does not allow its equipment to be parked unattended at truck stops.

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May Trucking would be a great option, from what I understand they are very good about hometime and you could probably bring you're truck home and park it at a truck stop in Corning, Orland or the TA in Redding. Swift and Knight also have alot of dedicated freight going up and the I5 corridor. If you would you can shoot me you're contact info and I would be happy to help I only live a couple hours away from you. I actually used to live in Redding lol

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What about parking at a secured, private lot location?

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I didn't type Truck Stop. I'm thinking private, gated, secured area. That's not any truck stop I've seen so far.

MANY self storage (locked & gated) facilities, have a 'drop lot' where people store boats, 5th wheel RV's, Tractors, etc.... food for thought!

~ Anne ~

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.

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. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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People on this forum will give the reasons why they feel that starting out working local LTL isn't a good idea. I don't question any of their reasoning, but for some of us it's the only driving job that allows us to attend to things at home that are important to us. I don't feel qualified to give anyone career advice, but for me at least, three months in and so far so good. I would just caution you not to spread yourself too thin. You can't work a 12-hour shift, then come home and spend the next 12 hours caring for everyone but yourself.

Here's one in Redding: https://jobs.xpo.com/US/job/Redding-Truck-Driver-Home-Daily-CA-96001/664939400/

James H. ~

So, did you end up going with XPO, or SNI? Congrats on your 3 months; that's awesome! Milestone, tbh!!! (IMHO..)

You should read some of 6 string rhythm's posts .. not sure who 'spat' on LTL 's!! Bobcat Bob is the 'master' of the LTL's as is Daniel B. (MODERATOR~) atm, and Banks started that way, too...via FedEx... dock to driver. Don't recall any bashing there, either.

In a TT search for LTL and/or linehaul , there are way too many to name/count.

~ Anne ~

ps: Your avatar looks like you're the CEO for one or the other, haha!

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.
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