Returning To OTR

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KID's Comment
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I've decided to go ahead and go back over the road and now with my experience and recommendations will help.

Over The Road:

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I've decided to go ahead and go back over the road and now with my experience and recommendations will help.

It's BEEN awhile, you!~

Who HAVE you been driving for? How long? You could look into Crete, but the going 'thing' around TT is .. many of the guys are going to Marten. Harvey C. and PackRat and Donna all have contributions re: them.

What do you want to haul? Van? Reef? Flat? Tank?

Tell us more, good to see you!

~ Anne ~

Over The Road:

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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PackRat changed his mind (for the rest of the week, anyway). Staying with Schugel.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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PackRat changed his mind (for the rest of the week, anyway). Staying with Schugel.

You NEVER cease to amaze me, Pack! :) (All good, of course!)

~ Anne ~

ps: KID, did you look here? Trucking Company Reviews & Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Also, check out Mt. Matt's Wilson Diary, and Davy's Knight diaries, for starters. We've got SO many good ones going on!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PackRat's Comment
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What happened with Millis or Rogers Group, kid?

KID's Comment
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Rogers Group has laid off alot of drivers including me, so right now I'm running on fumes when it comes to paycheck**

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Rogers Group has laid off alot of drivers including me, so right now I'm running on fumes when it comes to paycheck**

Hay, KID ... did you ever even 'GET' any OTR time with a company?

K&B transport has ALL kinds of hauls; they try to recruit my husband once a month; you could check them out.

They ask for 4 months experience.K & B Transport

MigWay is also out by you, but I think they want more experience. Excellent company, but area of hiring, picky.

There's also a FirstFleet somewhere nearby, and Steve Cagil. (Not sure on spelling!)

Try something .. why not?

Witte Bros. might be another choice: Witte Bros.

My homies, DML (Dutch Maid) is also back on the map: Dutch Maid Logistics

Wish you the best, Kiddo! Try some of our suggestions.

~ Anne & Tom ~

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.

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.

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.
Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Hey, KID, not sure where you are in relation to the Savannah GA, Charleston SC, Lexington SC or Greer SC areas, but my former outfit needs guys and gals for OTR. I have nothing but good things to say about my time at their IL region, and from what I hear from current drivers and my TM, their SE region is mighty busy and robust as well.

I don't know what their pay structure is, i've been gone for almost a year, but I do know they want 6 months CMV experience. I would give you my employee ID number for the referral bonus, but they already told me I don't qualify any more.

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Take a look - if it's close enough it may be worth a look.

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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.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
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