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Don's Comment
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What did Tom think of Westsides "pay package," (or is someone rise pulling out of Mt. Vernon)? Comparing runs using FAB's current mileage and accessorial pay extras, and Westside's, we are taking a pay cut for each load ran, not to mention eliminating our daily pay. No unload or D&H pay is a big loss, also. Drivers in Wooster are upset, but "whatcha gonna' do?" I will talk to Brian in Westside Columbus next week, before I consider other options. It's a shame FAB is closing down. I really enjoyed working for J.B. and FAB.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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What did Tom think of Westsides "pay package," (or is someone rise pulling out of Mt. Vernon)? Comparing runs using FAB's current mileage and accessorial pay extras, and Westside's, we are taking a pay cut for each load ran, not to mention eliminating our daily pay. No unload or D&H pay is a big loss, also. Drivers in Wooster are upset, but "whatcha gonna' do?" I will talk to Brian in Westside Columbus next week, before I consider other options. It's a shame FAB is closing down. I really enjoyed working for J.B. and FAB.

Hey, Don!

WST is NOT taking over Tom's barn! Truck One is, and they SUCK. If you email me (in profile) I'll give you my phone number again, or his or both, but....

I did call WST and yeah, their pay package doesn't stand out to me, either. They DID say they'd be willing to take Tom, however. Hmmm. Truck One is $24/hr. flat; and because they are not getting YOU guys, and they won't tell me or Tom what lanes/stops they ARE getting; there sure won't be much, but a few stops, and maybe a 40 hour work week. No overtime, either.

I've been in talks with JRayl (you should check them out! ) and speaking with Karen Murphy over there, it's looking good. Ask for her, and mention TT; you'll get the 'good scoop.' They're even closer TO you!

I'm also speaking to PittOhio .. but that's an iffy one for Tom's liking; he's not done LTL for YEARS! Bulk Transport (tanks) is another 'maybe,' but are a bit far.

So, in a nutshell, JRayl is looking better every day. They are also a training company, and will be partnering with Trucking Truth! The local isn't set up as 'precisely' as FAB, but it still looks attainable to meet and exceed where we were before. Yes, they DO have local. I've got a list of the lanes.

I hope this helps; I'll keep you in the loop, though! MAST trucking (who recently partnered here, too!) is another option for YOU, we however, are too far. If you call them, speak to Jenna or Mark. Great folks, as well.

Wish you well in your decision, WST sure sounds better than what Truck One has to offer.

On another note, Tom got a Level III on i71 yesterday; passed with flying colors! He texted the paper, I texted it to Kim, and she was jumping for joy! Sure, Tom gets that $300 bonus, but we all know Kim gets that $1K, LoL!

We shall keep on keeping on, as things allow. Some of the guys down by Tom have already left, so there's no shortage of runs around here, that's for sure! Weekend work available (of course,) as well.

Take a look at JRayl, maybe even MAST; you may be close enough to them.

Best to ya, let us know!

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: also talking to a 'nearby' small biz guy, but.. probably a 'nope.' Silvertip Transportation Services.. ?!?

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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.

Banks's Comment
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Pitt is a fine company and if they weren't an hour away from me, I probably would've ended up there when I left FedEx. They recently purchased purchased Teals transportation and are expanding into NY. The insurance is also premium free.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Pitt is a fine company and if they weren't an hour away from me, I probably would've ended up there when I left FedEx. They recently purchased purchased Teals transportation and are expanding into NY. The insurance is also premium free.

Oh ?!? Wow, THANKS, Banks! Tom & I are so 'out of the loop' with LTL life; but it'll come back to him! That's HUGE to know, the Delaware yard is about equidistant to where he goes for FAB, now. Delaware may not even be too far for YOU, Don!

I'll give Cassie a shout again Monday, then. I'm dang grateful for that info, man. No insurance co pay???? That's HUGE. To the tune of $93/wk, actually.

Tom says THANK YOU, too! Anymore info, we'll take. He's just not sure he wants to play w/pups and pintlehooks again, but ..dang .. why not ?!? Really appreciate ya. thank-you-2.gif

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: Forgot to mention, we've also been in touch with Crossett (AndHe78's company;) w/ the LPG tanks. I'm more 'liking' on that then Tom is, however. He's getting old, at a faster rate than I am, somehow. It's definitely NOT a 'no touch' freight situation.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Banks's Comment
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Actually, Pitt doesn't do doubles/ triples (at least here) it's all 53ft trailers. Their linehaul operation is mostly nights, but the pay is 0.71 CPM (here, but it's based on where you live). The insurance is 80/20 with no deductible, 1k max out of pocket and 25 dollar copays.

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.

Bird-One's Comment
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Hey Anne, are you near any ECM transport terminals? I believe they merged with Pitt Ohio. They do advertise for AM hours claiming most no touch freight. With “occasional” pallet jack unloading.

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.

Banks's Comment
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ECM is owned by Werner. They share yards with Pitt, but they're expected to be out in 4 or 5 years.

Bird-One's Comment
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I’ll defer the rest of my time to the actual ltl guys for ltl related questions lol. I’d imagine Dayton Freight is pretty big out in Ohio though. But from what I’ve heard and researched all of their linehaul runs are strictly night.

ECM is owned by Werner. They share yards with Pitt, but they're expected to be out in 4 or 5 years.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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.
Banks's Comment
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Dayton also seems to be a good company that pays well at 0.74 CPM for linehaul and 31.20 per hour for P/D. He'd be looking at a 8 or 9 PM start time running Monday night-Saturday morning, home daily on linehaul.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Delco Dave's Comment
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I interviewed and was offered a position with Pitt-Ohio before going with ABF. Pay was around $30 an hr for CDL A drivers. Time and a half after 40 hrs, not daily after 8. 100% paid health/dental/eye for employee and family. 401k match plus a bonus match of up to 7% based on terminals profit/operating ratio at end of year. Paid holidays, vacation, personal, sick days. Dock work required, 99.9% forklift.

I chose ABF because terminal was closer, no Philly driving, pension and right into CDL A training. Pitt-Ohio required 1-2 years of B class driving before A training and most routes were in Philly

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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