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Mike H.'s Comment
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Congrats MG!! Thats great news!!!!!!

Tarren W.'s Comment
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Congrats, Mountain Girl!!!!!! WTG!!! Please, keep the thread going, and let us know how it goes. I've heard a lot of ads for Con-way on Sirius-XM's Road Dog trucking radio. However, my "Board of Trusties" has voted that I go OTR. Mainly because my wife wants me out of her hair, my daughter wants to go with me, and my grandson is too young to vote! LOL

Best of luck!

Tarren

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.

WA's Comment
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Well, congratulations on getting started right away with LTL!!! You are in a fortunate position. Lots of drivers have to wait in order to get a LTL gig. Not knocking OTR , but you'll likely make more money at your LTL gig w/ Conway in the long term. I see too many young drivers thinking thry have to do OTR first, totally not the case. Depends on your area. Lots of guys grind out OTR jobs waiting for something in LTL to open up.

Depending if you have steady work in the beginning, you should make more your first year in LTL than you would've going OTR - and you'll be home more. This forum focuses a lot on OTR or truckload companies and helping new drivers out. Now that you're part of the LTL sector, check out this forum dedicated to LTL. You'll meet a lot of great drivers, and there's a sub-forum just for Conway. www.truckingboards.com

Best luck to you. Hang in there and get your seniority! Don't turn down any loads or work.

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.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Well, congratulations on getting started right away with LTL!!! You are in a fortunate position. Lots of drivers have to wait in order to get a LTL gig. Not knocking OTR , but you'll likely make more money at your LTL gig w/ Conway in the long term. I see too many young drivers thinking thry have to do OTR first, totally not the case. Depends on your area. Lots of guys grind out OTR jobs waiting for something in LTL to open up.

Depending if you have steady work in the beginning, you should make more your first year in LTL than you would've going OTR - and you'll be home more. This forum focuses a lot on OTR or truckload companies and helping new drivers out. Now that you're part of the LTL sector, check out this forum dedicated to LTL. You'll meet a lot of great drivers, and there's a sub-forum just for Conway. www.truckingboards.com

Best luck to you. Hang in there and get your seniority! Don't turn down any loads or work.

We're the only forum anyone needs to be visiting.

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.

WA's Comment
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Well, congratulations on getting started right away with LTL!!! You are in a fortunate position. Lots of drivers have to wait in order to get a LTL gig. Not knocking OTR , but you'll likely make more money at your LTL gig w/ Conway in the long term. I see too many young drivers thinking thry have to do OTR first, totally not the case. Depends on your area. Lots of guys grind out OTR jobs waiting for something in LTL to open up.

Depending if you have steady work in the beginning, you should make more your first year in LTL than you would've going OTR - and you'll be home more. This forum focuses a lot on OTR or truckload companies and helping new drivers out. Now that you're part of the LTL sector, check out this forum dedicated to LTL. You'll meet a lot of great drivers, and there's a sub-forum just for Conway. www.truckingboards.com

Best luck to you. Hang in there and get your seniority! Don't turn down any loads or work.

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We're the only forum anyone needs to be visiting.

you've been drinking too much of that kool-aid kid.

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.

Jolie R.'s Comment
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Plus something's up with the tanker company because less than a mile away from Con-Way, at their terminal , the terminal manager just walked off from the job, two weeks ago. The more I think about it, the more I'm happy to walk into a very large company that has their systems all figured out and everyone seems happy. It's clean, it's organized and maybe the tanker company isn't paying their people enough for all the brain damage.

You know, sometimes God has a way of protecting us from ourselves! There are times I just know what I am supposed to be doing, and then there is a big roadblock in my way I cannot get around....come to find out that wasn't the road I was supposed to be on anyway! I am hoping to start school by mid or late August but I do look forward to hearing about your progress. Did they tell you what your training with them will be like? I would be curious to know since you won't be otr training.

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.

mountain girl's Comment
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Congrats MG!! Thats great news!!!!!!

-HetzelMr.

Keep it simple and keep it real. Right, HetzelMr.? It worked. I Sooo appreciate your support.

-mountain girl

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mountain girl's Comment
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Congrats, Mountain Girl!!!!!! WTG!!! Please, keep the thread going, and let us know how it goes. I've heard a lot of ads for Con-way on Sirius-XM's Road Dog trucking radio. However, my "Board of Trusties" has voted that I go OTR. Mainly because my wife wants me out of her hair, my daughter wants to go with me, and my grandson is too young to vote! LOL

Best of luck!

Tarren

Sounds like a wonderfully busy household. I will keep this going. I'm walking in to some new concepts that they're implementing and I always think that's exciting because that means, I might get to be part of how they develop it, so that others can benefit from lessons learned etc..

There was an 82 year-old instructor at my school. Ornery as could be but swears by Con-Way. I know the company changed from Consolidated Freight to Con-Way 15 years ago and changed hands and was restructured quite a bit but it still looks good. And this instructor looks like he's living well, at his age. He has a bomb-diggity brand-new lookin' Dodge pickup, loaded with a cap and everything "pretty" on a pickup and he's not working as a greeter at Walmart, yanno'? Not that there's anything wrong with that but he's comfortable in his old age, you know?

I figured, the man has a few decades on me. Maybe he knows something I don't, so I decided to give the company a try. I'm excited.

"This may be the start of a beautiful relationship."

-Humphrey Bogart

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-mountain girl

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.

mountain girl's Comment
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We're the only forum anyone needs to be visiting.

Daniel B.

I second that, regardless of the kool aid.

-mountain girl

Daniel B.'s Comment
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We're the only forum anyone needs to be visiting.

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Daniel B.

I second that, regardless of the kool aid.

-mountain girl

I haven't drank kool aid in years. I drink tea. Got to love the young-adult stigma.

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