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Solo's Comment
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So I accepted a severance package at the end of 2018 after 11+ years of Ops Mgmt work for VZW/VZ. Jan of '19 I started driving for TMC. Completed my contract and went local hauling milk for the past 2 years+. XPO reached out to me via LinkedIn about hauling doubles to Minneapolis each night (Linehaul) back in March of this year ($31.44/hr for all non-driving related work and .741cpm for all driving related...insane money, but long hours). The FoS at my XPO barn was promoted to manager after the manager that hired me at XPO accepted a promotion and had to move. My then Supervisor, now new Mgr offered me his old supervisor position...HR at XPO said I had to be there a year before I could leave the position and look for other opportunities. Well, enter a company out of MN, and they to reached out to me via Linkedin...and effective this coming Monday, I'll be an Ops Mgr for them managing about 30 drivers for one of their dedicated accounts. A fantastic piece to this is, my office will be roughly 1/2 mi from my home.

I'll continue to maintain my CDL and med card, but looking forward to a bit of the office life again w/ the option to work remotely if I want to.

So if you are looking at driving to help you bridge a gap and even open up other opportunities, then I'm here to tell you it's very possible.

It's been a wild ride!

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.

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Congratulations!

Andrea H.'s Comment
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🎉Congratulations 🎉 That is quite impressive 👍 Good luck

G-Town's Comment
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Congratulations Solo!

If they allow you to drive once in awhile, best of both worlds.

Good luck!

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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So I accepted a severance package at the end of 2018 after 11+ years of Ops Mgmt work for VZW/VZ. Jan of '19 I started driving for TMC. Completed my contract and went local hauling milk for the past 2 years+. XPO reached out to me via LinkedIn about hauling doubles to Minneapolis each night (Linehaul) back in March of this year ($31.44/hr for all non-driving related work and .741cpm for all driving related...insane money, but long hours). The FoS at my XPO barn was promoted to manager after the manager that hired me at XPO accepted a promotion and had to move. My then Supervisor, now new Mgr offered me his old supervisor position...HR at XPO said I had to be there a year before I could leave the position and look for other opportunities. Well, enter a company out of MN, and they to reached out to me via Linkedin...and effective this coming Monday, I'll be an Ops Mgr for them managing about 30 drivers for one of their dedicated accounts. A fantastic piece to this is, my office will be roughly 1/2 mi from my home.

I'll continue to maintain my CDL and med card, but looking forward to a bit of the office life again w/ the option to work remotely if I want to.

So if you are looking at driving to help you bridge a gap and even open up other opportunities, then I'm here to tell you it's very possible.

It's been a wild ride!

Congrats from me, also !! Stop back in & update, as you can, good sir.

~ Anne ~

ps: Maybe I should put Tom's resume (of sorts) up on Linkedin ???

Congratulations!

Gorgeous family, Steve ! Love it ! (And I don't have to envy your pool anymore, haha!)

Congratulations Solo!

If they allow you to drive once in awhile, best of both worlds.

Good luck!

MY thoughts, exactly. G' you should look up Steve if you are still in Sarasota! I grew up in Bradenton, FL, a county away, with a pool like his, haha! Good times, for sure.

~ 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.

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

G-Town's Comment
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Too funny Anne… eating lunch at the Ugly Grouper in Anna Marie Island.

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So I accepted a severance package at the end of 2018 after 11+ years of Ops Mgmt work for VZW/VZ. Jan of '19 I started driving for TMC. Completed my contract and went local hauling milk for the past 2 years+. XPO reached out to me via LinkedIn about hauling doubles to Minneapolis each night (Linehaul) back in March of this year ($31.44/hr for all non-driving related work and .741cpm for all driving related...insane money, but long hours). The FoS at my XPO barn was promoted to manager after the manager that hired me at XPO accepted a promotion and had to move. My then Supervisor, now new Mgr offered me his old supervisor position...HR at XPO said I had to be there a year before I could leave the position and look for other opportunities. Well, enter a company out of MN, and they to reached out to me via Linkedin...and effective this coming Monday, I'll be an Ops Mgr for them managing about 30 drivers for one of their dedicated accounts. A fantastic piece to this is, my office will be roughly 1/2 mi from my home.

I'll continue to maintain my CDL and med card, but looking forward to a bit of the office life again w/ the option to work remotely if I want to.

So if you are looking at driving to help you bridge a gap and even open up other opportunities, then I'm here to tell you it's very possible.

It's been a wild ride!

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Congrats from me, also !! Stop back in & update, as you can, good sir.

~ Anne ~

ps: Maybe I should put Tom's resume (of sorts) up on Linkedin ???

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Congratulations!

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Gorgeous family, Steve ! Love it ! (And I don't have to envy your pool anymore, haha!)

double-quotes-start.png

Congratulations Solo!

If they allow you to drive once in awhile, best of both worlds.

Good luck!

double-quotes-end.png

MY thoughts, exactly. G' you should look up Steve if you are still in Sarasota! I grew up in Bradenton, FL, a county away, with a pool like his, haha! Good times, for sure.

~ 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.

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Too funny Anne… eating lunch at the Ugly Grouper in Anna Marie Island.

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So I accepted a severance package at the end of 2018 after 11+ years of Ops Mgmt work for VZW/VZ. Jan of '19 I started driving for TMC. Completed my contract and went local hauling milk for the past 2 years+. XPO reached out to me via LinkedIn about hauling doubles to Minneapolis each night (Linehaul) back in March of this year ($31.44/hr for all non-driving related work and .741cpm for all driving related...insane money, but long hours). The FoS at my XPO barn was promoted to manager after the manager that hired me at XPO accepted a promotion and had to move. My then Supervisor, now new Mgr offered me his old supervisor position...HR at XPO said I had to be there a year before I could leave the position and look for other opportunities. Well, enter a company out of MN, and they to reached out to me via Linkedin...and effective this coming Monday, I'll be an Ops Mgr for them managing about 30 drivers for one of their dedicated accounts. A fantastic piece to this is, my office will be roughly 1/2 mi from my home.

I'll continue to maintain my CDL and med card, but looking forward to a bit of the office life again w/ the option to work remotely if I want to.

So if you are looking at driving to help you bridge a gap and even open up other opportunities, then I'm here to tell you it's very possible.

It's been a wild ride!

double-quotes-end.png

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Congrats from me, also !! Stop back in & update, as you can, good sir.

~ Anne ~

ps: Maybe I should put Tom's resume (of sorts) up on Linkedin ???

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

Congratulations!

double-quotes-end.png

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Gorgeous family, Steve ! Love it ! (And I don't have to envy your pool anymore, haha!)

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

Congratulations Solo!

If they allow you to drive once in awhile, best of both worlds.

Good luck!

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

MY thoughts, exactly. G' you should look up Steve if you are still in Sarasota! I grew up in Bradenton, FL, a county away, with a pool like his, haha! Good times, for sure.

~ Anne ~

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My STOMPING GROUNDS, omg !!!!! I'm so JEALOUS!! (as my belly growls!) Take pix !!!

~ 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.

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

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