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Stephen W.'s Comment
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Hey Guys,

I have been very interested in trucking for quite some time and have been doing delivery for Fedex through a contractor company and like the road lifestyle. I live in Nashville and I know YRC (Yellow) has a driver academy in my city, so I wont have to be away from family for weeks and weeks at a time. The wife is pretty much on board with me wanting to pursue trucking, but if I can train in my city get a good education, experience and make some decent money after training I don't see why not. I have talked to a recruiter and got most of the information from them, but I was seeing if anyone had the inside scoop. Thanks in advance!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hey Guys,

I have been very interested in trucking for quite some time and have been doing delivery for Fedex through a contractor company and like the road lifestyle. I live in Nashville and I know YRC (Yellow) has a driver academy in my city, so I wont have to be away from family for weeks and weeks at a time. The wife is pretty much on board with me wanting to pursue trucking, but if I can train in my city get a good education, experience and make some decent money after training I don't see why not. I have talked to a recruiter and got most of the information from them, but I was seeing if anyone had the inside scoop. Thanks in advance!

Hi, Stephen;

Welcome to Trucking Truth!!

Are you an LTL / linehaul driver for FedEx on a 1099? If so, YRC would already be a step up, IMHO.

Bobcat Bob will hopefully stop in soon, he drives for ODFL. Banks did Dock to Driver training with FedEx, you could read his posts, too. I don't know anyone 'offhand' that currently works for Yellow / YRC in here, but I could be wrong.

If this is what you want to do, and their academy is nearby; I'd say go for it. So you don't have your CDL yet.. just doing package trucks? A bit more info on your situation might garner a bit more advice from our pros! :)

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.
Joseph G.'s Comment
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Hey Guys,

I have been very interested in trucking for quite some time and have been doing delivery for Fedex through a contractor company and like the road lifestyle. I live in Nashville and I know YRC (Yellow) has a driver academy in my city, so I wont have to be away from family for weeks and weeks at a time. The wife is pretty much on board with me wanting to pursue trucking, but if I can train in my city get a good education, experience and make some decent money after training I don't see why not. I have talked to a recruiter and got most of the information from them, but I was seeing if anyone had the inside scoop. Thanks in advance!

I've been doing some research into Yellow. Their is a YouTuber named Bink who drives for them. He has 20 years experience as both an O/O and Company Driver before moving to Yellow and he is very happy.

Yellow is hiring and training new drivers to acquire a CDL. My understanding is that they have to be hiring in your area and you must live within an hour drive of that terminal. I live near Tampa. No job openings currently but have been placed on a list. Orlando is hiring but that terminal is a two hour drive for me. No bueno.

The YRC website has some info but it is limited. I called the YRC recruiter and he simply said NO for Florida N O.

However I went to the Yellow website and found more comprehensive info about their schools and locations. When I called the recruiting number that was on the Yellow website I received much better information. That person informed me of the location restriction and list. Tampa seems to be a smaller terminal with more local work so my estimation is it will probably be a long wait for me.

The yellow recruiter confirmed that they are hiring and training off the street for unlicensed drivers.

The background goes something like this. They got 700 million from Government stimulus. They are buying lots of new equipment and hiring for the future. They are a union shop and the pay scale is generous. The work is line or local and 100% slip seating. I say go for it.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Rhino's Comment
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I graduated cdl school in April. I just started with reddaway owned by yrc. This is my first driving job.

Hey Guys,

I have been very interested in trucking for quite some time and have been doing delivery for Fedex through a contractor company and like the road lifestyle. I live in Nashville and I know YRC (Yellow) has a driver academy in my city, so I wont have to be away from family for weeks and weeks at a time. The wife is pretty much on board with me wanting to pursue trucking, but if I can train in my city get a good education, experience and make some decent money after training I don't see why not. I have talked to a recruiter and got most of the information from them, but I was seeing if anyone had the inside scoop. Thanks in advance!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Being in Nashville gives you an advantage pretty much all the LTL companies have a terminal there, I would look into Old Dominion, Saia, Fed Ex freight, Estes, ABF they all offer training and depending on their needs right now you maybe able to skip working on the dock.

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
Stephen W.'s Comment
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Did you go through their CDL school or did you do privately owned?

I graduated cdl school in April. I just started with reddaway owned by yrc. This is my first driving job.

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Hey Guys,

I have been very interested in trucking for quite some time and have been doing delivery for Fedex through a contractor company and like the road lifestyle. I live in Nashville and I know YRC (Yellow) has a driver academy in my city, so I wont have to be away from family for weeks and weeks at a time. The wife is pretty much on board with me wanting to pursue trucking, but if I can train in my city get a good education, experience and make some decent money after training I don't see why not. I have talked to a recruiter and got most of the information from them, but I was seeing if anyone had the inside scoop. Thanks in advance!

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Stephen W.'s Comment
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Yeah sorry let me elaborate. I drive a box truck through a FedEx contractor. Delivering anywhere from 100-200 stops. It’s nice money and all, but I think I’d enjoy open road a little more. Hopefully LTL with YRC or another LTL company in Nashville. I do not have a CDL yet, but will take the exam to get my permit in the next couple of weeks.

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Hey Guys,

I have been very interested in trucking for quite some time and have been doing delivery for Fedex through a contractor company and like the road lifestyle. I live in Nashville and I know YRC (Yellow) has a driver academy in my city, so I wont have to be away from family for weeks and weeks at a time. The wife is pretty much on board with me wanting to pursue trucking, but if I can train in my city get a good education, experience and make some decent money after training I don't see why not. I have talked to a recruiter and got most of the information from them, but I was seeing if anyone had the inside scoop. Thanks in advance!

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Hi, Stephen;

Welcome to Trucking Truth!!

Are you an LTL / linehaul driver for FedEx on a 1099? If so, YRC would already be a step up, IMHO.

Bobcat Bob will hopefully stop in soon, he drives for ODFL. Banks did Dock to Driver training with FedEx, you could read his posts, too. I don't know anyone 'offhand' that currently works for Yellow / YRC in here, but I could be wrong.

If this is what you want to do, and their academy is nearby; I'd say go for it. So you don't have your CDL yet.. just doing package trucks? A bit more info on your situation might garner a bit more advice from our pros! :)

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.
Rhino's Comment
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I went to a private school

Did you go through their CDL school or did you do privately owned?

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I graduated cdl school in April. I just started with reddaway owned by yrc. This is my first driving job.

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Hey Guys,

I have been very interested in trucking for quite some time and have been doing delivery for Fedex through a contractor company and like the road lifestyle. I live in Nashville and I know YRC (Yellow) has a driver academy in my city, so I wont have to be away from family for weeks and weeks at a time. The wife is pretty much on board with me wanting to pursue trucking, but if I can train in my city get a good education, experience and make some decent money after training I don't see why not. I have talked to a recruiter and got most of the information from them, but I was seeing if anyone had the inside scoop. Thanks in advance!

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Yeah sorry let me elaborate. I drive a box truck through a FedEx contractor. Delivering anywhere from 100-200 stops. It’s nice money and all, but I think I’d enjoy open road a little more. Hopefully LTL with YRC or another LTL company in Nashville. I do not have a CDL yet, but will take the exam to get my permit in the next couple of weeks.

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Hey Guys,

I have been very interested in trucking for quite some time and have been doing delivery for Fedex through a contractor company and like the road lifestyle. I live in Nashville and I know YRC (Yellow) has a driver academy in my city, so I wont have to be away from family for weeks and weeks at a time. The wife is pretty much on board with me wanting to pursue trucking, but if I can train in my city get a good education, experience and make some decent money after training I don't see why not. I have talked to a recruiter and got most of the information from them, but I was seeing if anyone had the inside scoop. Thanks in advance!

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Hi, Stephen;

Welcome to Trucking Truth!!

Are you an LTL / linehaul driver for FedEx on a 1099? If so, YRC would already be a step up, IMHO.

Bobcat Bob will hopefully stop in soon, he drives for ODFL. Banks did Dock to Driver training with FedEx, you could read his posts, too. I don't know anyone 'offhand' that currently works for Yellow / YRC in here, but I could be wrong.

If this is what you want to do, and their academy is nearby; I'd say go for it. So you don't have your CDL yet.. just doing package trucks? A bit more info on your situation might garner a bit more advice from our pros! :)

Best wishes;

~ Anne ~

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A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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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