Local Routes

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DeJuan J.'s Comment
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I was researching local routes and its surprising that most local routes that pay hourly doesn't pay time n a half after 40hrs. Its just straight pay even though you will be working 50-60hrs a week.

Heavy C's Comment
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Strange. In doing local and paid hourly. I get time and a half after 40. Believe me they are out there you just gotta find them

DeJuan J.'s Comment
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Heavy C that's a relief to hear. I know Averitt out of Alabama doesn't at all.

Jason C.'s Comment
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I drive local for HT Hackney out of Paducah KY. I get overtime after 40 hours and usually pull between 50-55 hours a week. Alot of window time and early mornings but I love it. Cant beat getting to drive all day and being home every evening. Best of both worlds.

DeJuan J.'s Comment
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I can believe it!

mountain girl's Comment
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Yeah, many LTL/local freight companies will pay overtime after 60 hours. Labor laws require overtime pay after 40, however, the trucking industry has room to stretch that to 60 hours before overtime, according to DOT. Often those companies start their hourly rate higher than most to begin with, so in a way, they make up for it. What was cool about Con-way Freight, at the terminal where I worked, was that they started paying overtime on a daily basis, after 8 hours. I thought that was the bomb!

-mountain girl


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.


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


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
DeJuan J.'s Comment
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Yeah now that is dope!

Pat M.'s Comment
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Federal is 60 hours but individual states make their own rules also.

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