Today’s Non-DOT Load Securement Exercise.

Topic 32299 | Page 2

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:
PackRat's Comment
member avatar

The WMPF does advertise on Sirius XM Radio quite a bit across a variety of stations that I listen to.

Banks's Comment
member avatar

A road driver does linehaul going from center to center. A city driver does the P/D work.

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.
Turtle's Comment
member avatar
Brandon gave 'me' the feel of possible micromanagement. Thoughts?

Not in the slightest. I've said it before, they leave me to do my job as I see fit. I literally run my own show.

It seems Grove City near you isn't hiring drivers at the moment, at least not from what I'm seeing on the website. But the DC in Washington Courthouse, OH is, and you'd have preference to transfer to Grove when positions opened up. The weekly commute to WC is comparable to what I do presently. Something to check out, anyway.

Greg M.'s Comment
member avatar

Pup loves to ride.

0030712001662740593.jpg

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

Awesome picture!

smile.gif

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
member avatar

The WMPF does advertise on Sirius XM Radio quite a bit across a variety of stations that I listen to.

Thanks, but that figures. I cancelled ours after Brett did his interview last year. Don't recall hearing any ads on our local stations; I'm still researching, however. As I am a few other dedicateds for WM.

Thank you!!

A road driver does linehaul going from center to center. A city driver does the P/D work.

That's what I pretty much figured, but in the job description, somewhere it says that there may be some offloading by the driver. That must be in the P&D driver's description, right?

Thanks, Banks. I guess the 53' trailer concept still confuses me with linehaul/LTL.

double-quotes-start.png

Brandon gave 'me' the feel of possible micromanagement. Thoughts?

double-quotes-end.png

Not in the slightest. I've said it before, they leave me to do my job as I see fit. I literally run my own show.

It seems Grove City near you isn't hiring drivers at the moment, at least not from what I'm seeing on the website. But the DC in Washington Courthouse, OH is, and you'd have preference to transfer to Grove when positions opened up. The weekly commute to WC is comparable to what I do presently. Something to check out, anyway.

Thanks, Turtle;

Yessir, I'm seeing that also. Wish the closer one was hiring, but it's doable! I'm just wondering why WMPF doesn't service the DC in Columbus, Ohio...but Marten does? We're 'kinda' speaking with them, (Marten) also. Do you know, is that maybe a 'mini' DC? I'm just wondering why that one is farmed out. Shaffer/Crete have a few also, but none close to us. Hmmm.

I really apprecieate the info;

thank-you-2.gif ALL OF Y'ALL ... THANKS SO MUCH~!!thank-you-2.gif

And mostly, Greg M., thanks for being a true Buckeye, and sharing your thread!!

Pup loves to ride.

0030712001662740593.jpg

Now, THAT'S how to ride ~! Awesome picture, indeed !

Enjoy your time, good sir. It goes fast; too fast!

dancing-dog.gif thank-you-2.gif dancing-dog.gif

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

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.
Greg M.'s Comment
member avatar

Stationary picture but she looked this way the whole time riding. Except when she fell asleep! Look in the mirror.

0841523001662750660.jpg

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
member avatar

Stationary picture but she looked this way the whole time riding. Except when she fell asleep! Look in the mirror.

0841523001662750660.jpg

Awwwe! Now THAT'S precious! dancing-dog.gif dancing-dog.gif

~ Anne. ~

Banks's Comment
member avatar
That's what I pretty much figured, but in the job description, somewhere it says that there may be some offloading by the driver. That must be in the P&D driver's description, right?

I read the job description, I'm assuming you meant the part where it says

You may occasionally have to make a customer delivery or pickup.You may be required to help unload or load freight at a terminal. This includes lifting or pulling freight with dock tools such as pallet jacks, two wheelers or forklifts (PITT OHIO certified employees only).

I reached to some Pitt people I know to see if they can reach out to Grove City people to get the info for me.

They told be that dock work is not required, but is allowed. Some guys do it to get the trailers loaded faster to be on their way or just to earn some extra money, but it is not mandatory. They also told me that drivers in that building average 2k miles a week.

My assumption is that they include it in the job description in case things change in the future and it's required. Things change fast and policies change faster. I've heard "that's not my job" or "that wasn't in the job description" plenty of times and I'm sure they've heard it a lot more.

This is coming from a game of truck driver telephone. I can't verify any of it, but I give people the benefit of the doubt when they have nothing to gain by lying.

I wish you guys the best of luck and let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.

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.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

That's what I pretty much figured, but in the job description, somewhere it says that there may be some offloading by the driver. That must be in the P&D driver's description, right?

double-quotes-end.png

I read the job description, I'm assuming you meant the part where it says

double-quotes-start.png

You may occasionally have to make a customer delivery or pickup.You may be required to help unload or load freight at a terminal. This includes lifting or pulling freight with dock tools such as pallet jacks, two wheelers or forklifts (PITT OHIO certified employees only).

double-quotes-end.png

I reached to some Pitt people I know to see if they can reach out to Grove City people to get the info for me.

They told be that dock work is not required, but is allowed. Some guys do it to get the trailers loaded faster to be on their way or just to earn some extra money, but it is not mandatory. They also told me that drivers in that building average 2k miles a week.

My assumption is that they include it in the job description in case things change in the future and it's required. Things change fast and policies change faster. I've heard "that's not my job" or "that wasn't in the job description" plenty of times and I'm sure they've heard it a lot more.

This is coming from a game of truck driver telephone. I can't verify any of it, but I give people the benefit of the doubt when they have nothing to gain by lying.

I wish you guys the best of luck and let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.

Major reply in the other thread, but WE can't thank you enough, good sir.

Turtle, you as well. The WMPF is sure kinda far, but....nothing is out of the equation at this point, and I know your name for the record.

...but for FLATBED~!

Sorry y'all skateboarders,. . . we love you AND appreciate y'all. Even when Tom was younger, it's never been his 'thing.' The saying "It takes a Special Breed" is SO not far from the truth!

Going back to tanks isn't our 1st choice (collectively) but PJ & AndHe78 have both been hugely helpful. There actually IS some securement involved, per se. It's more mentally involved than people realize.

Door swinging is the cake walk of trucking, and after 19 years in; that's his preference.

I'm so grateful, as is Tom, to this community. Without y'all, I'd literally break a stressball in a day. Less than.

Always ~ thank you ~

~ Anne & Tom ~

thank-you.gif thank-you-2.gif thank-you.gif

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.

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.

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More