Happy New Year! How Slow Are You?

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Interviewed with abf today. With the possibility of multiple lay down runs a week and the possibility of even being gone for three to four days, I couldn’t do it. And I was told I’d be on extra board for quite some time. O well. Great health insurance and benefits though I will say.

Yeah, they do stuff a little different. When my dad interviewed with them they told him same things.

Have you tried AAA Cooper? Or Penske? We've lost 4 drivers over last few weeks, if I hear anything about replacing them I'll let you know.

Delco Dave's Comment
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That Dayton ABF terminal is a regional mothership terminal, all road drivers, no local P&D. We send them direct loads through the Carlisle PA terminal, our mothership via the road drivers and our few utility guys. Once you get some seniority and off the Xtra board, you can choose a bid for specific runs. Our main road guy does 2 runs a night, 6 nights a week to our terminal. If we don’t have a 6th night worth of freight on Saturday, he runs to Virginia and back instead.

He says he does very well, paid a cpm rate then 15 min per drop and hook so 2 sets of doubles , 1 in and 1 out, is worth 2 hrs of pay for 45 mins time. They also get paid for placards per trailer and anything extra they may have to do to complete the dispatch.

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.

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.

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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.

Pianoman's Comment
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It’s really slow for me in the concrete world right now but that’s just because it’s cold. We’ve got a couple more months of cold and then it should start getting crazy busy again. Fortunately I’m paid salary more or less so I’m enjoying the 40 hour weeks while they last

Bird-One's Comment
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I’d definitely work for OD still. Is Tammy still around?

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Interviewed with abf today. With the possibility of multiple lay down runs a week and the possibility of even being gone for three to four days, I couldn’t do it. And I was told I’d be on extra board for quite some time. O well. Great health insurance and benefits though I will say.

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Yeah, they do stuff a little different. When my dad interviewed with them they told him same things.

Have you tried AAA Cooper? Or Penske? We've lost 4 drivers over last few weeks, if I hear anything about replacing them I'll let you know.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I’d definitely work for OD still. Is Tammy still around?

Yes

Grinch's Comment
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Hasn’t slowed down a bit in my flatbed work. Still running 2500- 3500 miles a week

CM59's Comment
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Paper has been moderately slow. Been running 4 days a week instead of 5.5 but mileage has been alright. Using this time to schedule doctors and dentist visits so I’m not complaining.

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