Offered Nice Cushy Local No Touch With Knight...but I Don't Want It.

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Davy A.'s Comment
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So my tm called me and asked if I could help with a new local program. It's m-f drop and hook from a knight partner to various stores. 250/day flat rate. I have to check in each morning at 6:30 am in downtown Denver.

I hate mornings, not really wanting to drive around Denver metro and can make more money regional as well as get a production bonus and safety bonus plus I like the variety of being on the road.

My mind keeps telling me that maybe I was too much a pain in the butt to my DM so they wanted to stick me elsewhere. Probably not reality, most people really want a local gig.

I told her that I'd help out for a week and see if it works out. I'm also very concerned about backing into local stores. They are supposed to be big box stores, so in not sure yet. I'm used to Lowes, sam's, Walmarts, stuff like that but don't feel comfortable with small stuff.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

PackRat's Comment
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"Denver metro every workday morning?"

Uh......NOPE!

"It's $250 a day. All no touch!"

Nada.

"We'll double the $$$!"

Still NO!

"How can we make it better?"

Remove the Denver part.

Davy A.'s Comment
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"Denver metro every workday morning?"

Uh......NOPE!

"It's $250 a day. All no touch!"

Nada.

"We'll double the $$$!"

Still NO!

"How can we make it better?"

Remove the Denver part.

My thoughts exactly. I can't stand driving around here.

PackRat's Comment
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Me either!

Good thing it's only 70% of my deliveries.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Only $250? Should be at least $300-350 imo. I'd pass too

You'd look good in a day cab however 😉

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.

Bird-One's Comment
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250 a day is low. Not to mention being local you will probably be putting in 12 to 14 hours everyday. A 14 hour day for me is 350.

Only $250? Should be at least $300-350 imo. I'd pass too

You'd look good in a day cab however 😉

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.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Denver BLEEEEH too ! Told recruiter I want southern route no more Wyoming etc. Since they do have 1 runs to Colorado, said nope too, don't wanna have nothing to do with Denver, never had good luck there lol HATED IT.... I'll take their dedicated to Tex/Ok any day

Rob T.'s Comment
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I also feel the pay is low with not much room to improve that like you would OTR. At the same time that'd be 65k a year. Did they mention how many hours a day it'd be on average?

It may be a large store you'd be delivering, but are they known for also smaller stores? Sorta like that picture I shared a few days ago of our smaller concept stores. Jamie has also shared photos of some neighborhood markets of Walmart that are smaller than normal stores.

One big factor to this is what is your end goal? At this time what do you feel would be your ideal trucking job, and would this new position help you reach it? If the hope is to eventually go local this may be a good move for you.

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.

Davy A.'s Comment
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I also feel the pay is low with not much room to improve that like you would OTR. At the same time that'd be 65k a year. Did they mention how many hours a day it'd be on average?

It may be a large store you'd be delivering, but are they known for also smaller stores? Sorta like that picture I shared a few days ago of our smaller concept stores. Jamie has also shared photos of some neighborhood markets of Walmart that are smaller than normal stores.

One big factor to this is what is your end goal? At this time what do you feel would be your ideal trucking job, and would this new position help you reach it? If the hope is to eventually go local this may be a good move for you.

I was very diplomatic and said I would help her out for a week with it but regional suits my goals better. It worked out, they needed someone to start Monday and I don't get back until Tuesday.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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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It worked out, they needed someone to start Monday and I don't get back until Tuesday.

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Perfect!

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