How To Find Out Which Companies Have Terminals Around Orlando

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David H.'s Comment
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Thank you Gunner really helps me know who to contact and research

Rob T.'s Comment
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Fyi...its not too important to have a terminal close to home. Most people from what I've heard live quite a ways from there terminal, and just take the truck home with them. That'd be alot better in my opinion (if you have a place to park it) than just having your vehicle sit at the terminal for weeks at a time, or needing to find a ride to, and from the terminal to retrieve your truck. Thats if your doing OTR or regional , however if your doing local I'd assume you need to take truck to terminal every day/night. You can pretty much guarantee to be stuck doing OTR for a while, unless your lucky like 6 string and get a local LTL gig straight outta school. Most companies I've seen will let you take truck home if you live over 50 miles from terminal. I'd rather them pay for the fuel, than me smile.gif

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.

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.

David H.'s Comment
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That what also think I just have to make sure driveway big enough for tractor and one or two cars lol

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