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Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Turned in my truck yesterday to Barr Nunn in Manchester PA.

After much sole searching and checking other places for employment, I have decided that doing something with a local company just is not what I am looking for at present. I am still having way too much fun & enjoyment with OTR.

So I have completed the steps needed & am attending orientation with JB Hunt starting next week at their E. Brunswick NJ terminal.

As things move along, I will try and keep everyone updated as to how the whole process goes.

Ernie

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.

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.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Best wishes to you Ernie. JB Hunt is a company I've got on my radar after I complete my first year of trucking. Wow. I don't know of many industries / professions where you can leave a job one week and have something pretty much lined up the following.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jim M.'s Comment
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Ernie,

I am in school now, the recruiter from J.B. Hunt was in yesterday to tell us all about their company and accounts and such. Sounds like a great company to drive for. I will be keeping them on my radar too for when I think it may be a good to time to move.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Good luck Ernie. I really liked it when I was with JB. All their loads are designed with solo drivers in mind which is what I liked. They don't run teams unless it happens to be a lease op. Even then it's still solo miles. You will see you will make a lot of loads early which is a good thing. After while you will build a list of all the terminals and drop yards very soon and put that with the truck stops and you will see you should have very little trouble with finding a place to park to sleep.

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.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Good luck Ernie. I really liked it when I was with JB. All their loads are designed with solo drivers in mind which is what I liked. They don't run teams unless it happens to be a lease op. Even then it's still solo miles. You will see you will make a lot of loads early which is a good thing. After while you will build a list of all the terminals and drop yards very soon and put that with the truck stops and you will see you should have very little trouble with finding a place to park to sleep.

That should help a lot I am sure, especially in the NE.

Ernie

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.

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