Getting OD Certified Next Week!

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DoctorWho_214's Comment
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Hey all! It's been a while since I've been on, just been busy training for P&D and Linehaul for the OD training program. I have my eye on doing linehaul to start my seniority on the board but the TM would like me to start on the combo board for the time being until the next graduate finishes.

Now I'm scheduled to see a regional safety manager up in SLC to be certified as an OD driver. Anyone been through this process? Is it as thorough as some of the driver say it is? Guess it's better to be overprepared than not, but any advice from the other drivers on here? Bobcat, looking at you dude!

Anyways, y'all have a good rest of your day and I'll keep you guys posted!

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.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Hey all! It's been a while since I've been on, just been busy training for P&D and Linehaul for the OD training program. I have my eye on doing linehaul to start my seniority on the board but the TM would like me to start on the combo board for the time being until the next graduate finishes.

Now I'm scheduled to see a regional safety manager up in SLC to be certified as an OD driver. Anyone been through this process? Is it as thorough as some of the driver say it is? Guess it's better to be overprepared than not, but any advice from the other drivers on here? Bobcat, looking at you dude!

Anyways, y'all have a good rest of your day and I'll keep you guys posted!

Awesome, and YES, WE MISSED YOU!

Mr. Banks mentioned you to SHANTIWA ... btw... so, if you would be 'so kind' to 'reply' to her thread .... that'd be awesome! I was trying to talk her into driving school buses, myself....hahaha!

Here's the link; and TYSM! Shantiwa / Paging Dr. Who !!!

Super happy for YOU, TOOOOOO!

~ Anne ~

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.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations!

I wish I could be more help, I only did a pre-employment road test. My training consisted of a month with a trainer who didn't want to train me. I finished training Saturday then started on my own on Tuesday AM no road test or anything.

Since then they have made huge improvements to the training program as there where a bunch of people who came through at the same time I did that had some problems.

I'm sure you'll do fine just remember your training lol

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I also didn't receive any P&D training I have no idea how any of their stuff works. So your already ahead of me lol

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

DoctorWho_214's Comment
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Hey Miss Anne! I'll definitely be more regular on here as much as my schedule allows me.

Hey Bobcat, funny how you mentioned how safety implemented having a road test with the safety manager because apparently before that happened someone before applied and got hired on here as a driver w/ an auto restriction. Somehow, someway this fell under the radar and he was sent out on his own. Destroyed 2 transmissions before he was let go.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Which Regional Safety Manager are you testing with?

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.

DoctorWho_214's Comment
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Hey Daniel. I'll be headed to SLC terminal. By the way, how did your interview go for the open position of safety manager?

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.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Which Regional Safety Manager are you testing with?

Hey Daniel. I'll be headed to SLC terminal. By the way, how did your interview go for the open position of safety manager?

YEAH !!!

Updates, y'all ?!?

~ Anne ~

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.

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.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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C'MON, Baba ... you're among friends; compadres !!!!!

A little 'Easter Egg?'

Hint?

Please?!?

On behalf of the others, of course...as well!!

~ Anne ~

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