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Glenbob's Comment
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I cringe at the term mega carrier. It's usually said with disdain.

I like having terminals all over the country I can go to, shower and do laundry, having 24 hour fitness centers in many of them.

I enjoy never even a raised eyebrow when I put in for layover,(another 200 bucks in added pay this week) detention pay, hotel reimbursement, truck wash reimbursement.

I enjoy top of the line equipment and maintenance, immediate response on breakdown, hotels and rental cars provided.

I enjoy knowing everyone on a personal first name basis at my terminal , it's like its own little business. It's like a family. At the same time, I have requests and suggestions going all the way up to corporate.

I really enjoy that I get left to my own devices, a level of mutal respect and professionalism between myself and the office, I make excellent money consistently and get a lot of perks based on my high level of performance. Though I may have my complaints with the "mega" carrier I work for, the benefits far outweigh the issues.

Second, Davy’s comments. As a new driver the disdain others have towards the mega’s is baffling to me. I love it, none of the stress, bills or general headaches of O/O or L/O.

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chris W.'s Comment
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do you know if your brother likes carrying doubles? UPS just offered to get me a doubles endorsement for free because they need more doubles being carried. I need to know if it's a good idea. So do you know if he likes it? Also has he carried 53ft trailers and which he prefer?

First off, WHY, leave UPS over a damn truck model?, My brother has driven for UPS 40 years, 20+ in semi's pullin doubles. He got my buddies brother in at UPS, 2 years after joining, and he's been there 38 years. Same thing, pullin' doubles back n forth from Vegas. I KNOW how much they make(Well over $100k a year and a helluva pension later) After 2 years with them nowadays, ANY new driver is making the same pay. BIG MONEY lol I dunno if you're just contracted to them or driving as an employee ??

Like mentioned, a "truck is a truck, earning a buck" who cares what the emblem says on the nose lol

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.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well, Chris I really don't talk to my bro, a very LONG time,lol My buddy, of 56 years, his brother pulls UPS doubles too, he likes it the last 20+ years, same as mine..... Both started on package deliveries. My bro waited for the commercial route 4 years, and ran that 15 years out of the Cerrito's, Cal. terminal

Buddies bro went in on Saturdays, to practice hours, upon hours, to figure out how to hook a set, with the lead trailer attached to his truck. Say's he can do it in like 10 minutes backing the lead trailer into the dolly already hooked to the 2nd trailer. He usually takes loaded 1's to Vegas, and empties back to Ontario, Ca. yard.

yikes, gotta go a big arse thunder n lightning storm here in the mountians of Philippines lol love it!

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.

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.

Chris W.'s Comment
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thanks!

Well, Chris I really don't talk to my bro, a very LONG time,lol My buddy, of 56 years, his brother pulls UPS doubles too, he likes it the last 20+ years, same as mine..... Both started on package deliveries. My bro waited for the commercial route 4 years, and ran that 15 years out of the Cerrito's, Cal. terminal

Buddies bro went in on Saturdays, to practice hours, upon hours, to figure out how to hook a set, with the lead trailer attached to his truck. Say's he can do it in like 10 minutes backing the lead trailer into the dolly already hooked to the 2nd trailer. He usually takes loaded 1's to Vegas, and empties back to Ontario, Ca. yard.

yikes, gotta go a big arse thunder n lightning storm here in the mountians of Philippines lol love it!

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.

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.

Martin M.'s Comment
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I think you should go for it to have chance to compare. Good luck!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Wait, Freightliners have suspension? I thought the axles were just bolted directly to the frame.

The freightliners are ok seat wise, but cause me great pain in the way the suspension handles large bumps.

BK's Comment
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Wait, Freightliners have suspension? I thought the axles were just bolted directly to the frame.

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The freightliners are ok seat wise, but cause me great pain in the way the suspension handles large bumps.

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