Pretty Cool Opportunity With Swift

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Logan T.'s Comment
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For those that don't know I drive for Swift Transport and I have been on a dedicated Sears account out of Dallas, Tx for a while. Well a couple months ago my Dm left and went back to driving and wouldn't tell us if he was going OTR or hopping on another account. Well I finally wormed it out of him and he got on an account called tours and trades. Basically Swift hauls for Feld Entertainment which right now the shows it includes is Disney on ice, Ringling Brothers, Monster Jam and Marvel Universe Live. By the way this is an account where you have to know somebody to get on it. Anyways he knew I was tired with Sears and I asked him if there was anyway to get on it. Well he finally called me this past Sunday and asked if I was ready to go. I said yep let me pack up winter stuff and I'll be ready to go Monday morning. So I took off with a load Monday morning and 2200 miles later I met up with them in Richmond, Va and am one of the 4 dedicated drivers for this show. It's a salary position because we hardly drive. It's mostly backin trailers into the docks at arenas and convention centers. We pack up Sunday night and take off to the next venue and have to be their by Tuesday morning. Most of the jumps are only 200-400 miles. We do about 3 to 3 1/2 days of work and then the rest of the time is ours to play tourist in whatever city we happen to be in.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
James M.'s Comment
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For those that don't know I drive for Swift and I have been on a dedicated Sears account out of Dallas, Tx for a while. Well a couple months ago my Dm left and went back to driving and wouldn't tell us if he was going OTR or hopping on another account. Well I finally wormed it out of him and he got on an account called tours and trades. Basically Swift hauls for Feld Entertainment which right now the shows it includes is Disney on ice, Ringling Brothers, Monster Jam and Marvel Universe Live. By the way this is an account where you have to know somebody to get on it. Anyways he knew I was tired with Sears and I asked him if there was anyway to get on it. Well he finally called me this past Sunday and asked if I was ready to go. I said yep let me pack up winter stuff and I'll be ready to go Monday morning. So I took off with a load Monday morning and 2200 miles later I met up with them in Richmond, Va and am one of the 4 dedicated drivers for this show. It's a salary position because we hardly drive. It's mostly backin trailers into the docks at arenas and convention centers. We pack up Sunday night and take off to the next venue and have to be their by Tuesday morning. Most of the jumps are only 200-400 miles. We do about 3 to 3 1/2 days of work and then the rest of the time is ours to play tourist in whatever city we happen to be in.

That sounds pretty cool. Congrats. Which show are you driving for?

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Logan T.'s Comment
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I'll be driving for Marvel Universe Live.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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That is seriously amazing to get on that gig! Holy cr*p wait til you get to do shows in Vegas!

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Matt S.'s Comment
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You just proved that working hard and being reasonable pay off! That's one very sweet gig you got and enjoy it. I'm jealous .... Lol

Logan T.'s Comment
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That is seriously amazing to get on that gig! Holy cr*p wait til you get to do shows in Vegas!

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Brett I'll be in Vegas at the beginning of April and I can't wait. The tour is about to spend a month down in Florida.

Woody's Comment
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Man Logan that's GREAT!!!dancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-banana.gif

When I was in school the instructors were telling stories about driving for Madonna and other top entertainers. They said how sweet the gigs were but also how hard it was to get them. Says a lot about the job you have been doing!

Woody

Trucktographer's Comment
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My mentor talked about that gig. He helped them out once when they were short on drivers. I'd love to try something like that out.

Logan T.'s Comment
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My mentor talked about that gig. He helped them out once when they were short on drivers. I'd love to try something like that out.

Were always short on drivers. There are 4 of us dedicated to the account and there are 29 trailers we move to each venue. We call in line haul and OTR drivers each week to help us move.

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.

Line Haul:

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.
Trucktographer's Comment
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That is crazy. Well, maybe I'll luck out and get to try it. I think it would be fun to haul for the Monster Trucks

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