Union Companies That Hire Teams

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Michael P.'s Comment
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Hi all, my SO just recently got her CDL and is doing OTR for a year while I need to stay local (linehaul). Once I can go OTR we want to team and would prefer a union company. Is there a list anywhere of union companies that hire teams?

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
BK's Comment
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Why union? I only ask because I think it might be hard to go team/otr/union. I’m curious to see what answers you get on this question. Have you done a google search for this situation?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Why union? I only ask because I think it might be hard to go team/otr/union. I’m curious to see what answers you get on this question. Have you done a google search for this situation?

Outside of LTL , Ruan comes to mind. Most OTR companies LOVE teams; I'd look at them. Ruan Trans.

NHB/Northern Haserot is big in Ohio; Standard Forwarding and HNRY Logistics are 2 more you can look into, as well.

Best to ya!~

~ Anne ~

Hi all, my SO just recently got her CDL and is doing OTR for a year while I need to stay local (linehaul). Once I can go OTR we want to team and would prefer a union company. Is there a list anywhere of union companies that hire teams?

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.

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

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
Michael P.'s Comment
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Unions typically have better pay, better benefits, more days off, and a pension.

Why union? I only ask because I think it might be hard to go team/otr/union. I’m curious to see what answers you get on this question. Have you done a google search for this situation?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Unions typically have better pay, better benefits, more days off, and a pension.

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Why union? I only ask because I think it might be hard to go team/otr/union. I’m curious to see what answers you get on this question. Have you done a google search for this situation?

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You could always look into UPS, linehaul. Maybe. They've been bounced around lately; unsure. Transforce in Canada isn't union, because we are looking into TA/Dedicated here....and I think they've gotten that part of the UPS umbrella. Again, it's all over the place; not sure.

Above, asked/answered. Tom's brother was Union with Kokosing, (w/ a CDL A for) a paving company, but wasn't a 'driver' per se; just relief here & there. Yep, bennies & pension were (still are) great. Tom (his brother / my husband) took a different path, for whatever reason. Kokosing wasn't hiring when he (Tom) was looking back then.

Again, CHECK RUAN !! (We did, recently... great place; even trains a bit, loves teams!)

Carry on; best wishes!~

~ Anne & Tom ~

Yep, he's home . . . early!

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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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The only company that runs teams and is union, that I can think of, is UPS.

The issue with that is that it doesn't work like traditional trucking companies. It's usually a senior guy that bids the sleeper gig and they pick their partner. There's also a very limited amount of sleepers. But you may get lucky based on location. Stranger things have happened.

Michael P.'s Comment
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Thanks! I'll have to take a look at Ruan.

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Unions typically have better pay, better benefits, more days off, and a pension.

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Why union? I only ask because I think it might be hard to go team/otr/union. I’m curious to see what answers you get on this question. Have you done a google search for this situation?

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You could always look into UPS, linehaul. Maybe. They've been bounced around lately; unsure. Transforce in Canada isn't union, because we are looking into TA/Dedicated here....and I think they've gotten that part of the UPS umbrella. Again, it's all over the place; not sure.

Above, asked/answered. Tom's brother was Union with Kokosing, (w/ a CDL A for) a paving company, but wasn't a 'driver' per se; just relief here & there. Yep, bennies & pension were (still are) great. Tom (his brother / my husband) took a different path, for whatever reason. Kokosing wasn't hiring when he (Tom) was looking back then.

Again, CHECK RUAN !! (We did, recently... great place; even trains a bit, loves teams!)

Carry on; best wishes!~

~ Anne & Tom ~

Yep, he's home . . . early!

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
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