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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Insurance, paperwork, IFTA, what is Correct load strapping? My logs.

Can you be more specific please?

Because right now it is coming off like you just started school.... at least to me.

We will be glad to help but need a jumping off point

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Insurance, paperwork, IFTA, what is Correct load strapping? My logs.

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Can you be more specific please?

Because right now it is coming off like you just started school.... at least to me.

We will be glad to help but need a jumping off point

I 'usually' keep my nose out of LTL stuff... I know nothing. Just wondering which company you are with, Eric?

@ Banks & @ Bobcat Bob .. any ideas?

Just interesting... thanks!

~ Anne ~

ps: Tom HAD HZ with FX ... (HAD to.) Still does. Just wondering if the OP signed on with a contractor, like Tom did. He pretty much got thrown to the wolves, but HAD driven for USX & Transport America, prior.

Keys .. and GO! Volvo, >>>>> GO~!!!

Glad THAT year, is gone. Circa, 2004/5.

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
Banks's Comment
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It's not a FedEx contractor. That requires, at minimum 6 months experience with an accepted school. He was with a trainer 2 months ago. I don't know what to make of this. The questions are weird.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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It's not a FedEx contractor. That requires, at minimum 6 months experience with an accepted school. He was with a trainer 2 months ago. I don't know what to make of this. The questions are weird.

Good observation. (I've 'HEARD' that PFG is running LH ... at least in New England area. I'm really scrimping to think.) Thanks for your input, man. We had ZERO probs with FX/LH when Tom was there, either. Dang tanker dude stole him away. Saunders, LLC ..gone, now.. but his 'own' rig. Sheesh.

I'm seriously hoping Eric will answer, but not holding my breath. Hell, I don't even DRIVE but .. the stuff he asks, is seriously something that HE should've learned, imho.

Thanks, Banks....

~ Anne & Tom ~

PackRat's Comment
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For a company driver, all of the specific securement and placarding of HAZMAT should have been covered with your trainer.

As for all of the paperwork, that should all be in your permits binder. I have always stowed mine in the driver's door side pocket.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Maybe he’s thinking about becoming an O/O . Otherwise, his company should answer all his compliance questions or he needs to research the answers himself.

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