Is There Any Major Carriers Terminals Near New York?

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Victor K.'s Comment
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I would like to know if any drivers here know if there's major carriers like swift and etc. Terminals near new york? I heard its best to go to a company where one of their terminals is near ur home so it would be easy for home time.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Swift has a terminal in Avenel NJ.

Contrary to what you may have heard, it is not necessary to live near a terminal. Most companies allow you to drive the truck and trailer to park as close to your home as possible.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I can understand why with limited parking options you would want this if you are in NYC. In your case it may be more beneficial. But as Grown said.. not necessary in most cases.

Prime has a terminal in Pittston PA. Some of our drivers park there and take an hour long Greyhound to get to NYC however it is not required. They can park anywhere

You actually didn't differentiate between city or State.

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.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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JB Hunt has several yards around NYC. As Kearsey pointed out, not sure if you meant city or state, so I went with the assumption of city.

Roehl has a location just a little south of NYC in Bensalem, PA

Werner has a drop yard about the same distance as the Roehl location in Fairless Hills, PA.

FFE has a location in Burlington, NJ.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I would like to know if any drivers here know if there's major carriers like swift and etc. Terminals near new york? I heard its best to go to a company where one of their terminals is near ur home so it would be easy for home time.

Are you ready to get 'back in the saddle,' Victor? If I recall, you got your CDL awhile back, but got pulled away from utilizing it/going to school, due to family reasons.

I hope that's all worked out for ya by now, good sir! The suggestions above are all excellent, and many can be found, right here on TT. I'm thinking you may have to 'start over' if you've been out of the game that long, but that's okay! Better now, than not!

Here's a great start: Apply For Paid CDL Training

Wish you well; let us know!

~ 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.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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No need to live near a terminal. The company just needs to have loads in your area, and you need a safe place to park.

Wolding only has one terminal technically, and I could get home to the Niagara Falls area daily. Or Syracuse as well. We also have numerous runs daily all along I90, into Massachusetts, and all over the northeast. We also have runs to Brentwood on LI. Northeast regional is hourly.

However if your CDL is stale that might be an issue. Best bet is to call recruiting.

I say technically because we are converting to Bison USA this month. We swap trailers with Hartt and Britton Transport currently (also Bison, but they have no US terminal) so we may be using their terminals in the future. We can drop trailers there now. We are in the process of acquiring Pottles as well

I would like to know if any drivers here know if there's major carriers like swift and etc. Terminals near new york? I heard its best to go to a company where one of their terminals is near ur home so it would be easy for home time.

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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