Companies Too Work For In Virginia Area

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Cody B.'s Comment
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Just looking for some recommendations of companies to work for in the Virginia area, OTR , regional , or local im open to any suggestions, just need a little help of who to look into so I can do some research.

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.

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.

Matt D.'s Comment
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For OTR you can pretty much go with any company that hires in your area some companies have black out areas depending on the time and the area...Richmond I know has alot of terminals..Swift being one and i think US Xpress and I think Knight as well...Local runs usually you need or they prefer a yr of OTR exp but that depends on company...In short dont base OTR companies just in va...Check them all and check the hiring zone they have if you are in the area they hire from apply.....Good thing about trucking...You can be very mobile

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.

Eckoh's Comment
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Swift in Richmond is who i went though for my CDL. They just replaced the DM staff there so they are not putting new drivers into that terminal but for OTR it really does not matter what your "home" terminal is.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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We have an excellent listing of Truck Driving Jobs so that's the best place to start. You can search by zip code and see who comes up.

Also, an interesting way to get ideas is to sit near the interstate or at a truck stop nearby and watch for names. If a company runs through your area regularly they almost certainly hire from your area. If you're at a truck stop you'll also have the opportunity to talk with a few drivers as they're getting fuel or heading into the building.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Cody B.'s Comment
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We have an excellent listing of Truck Driving Jobs so that's the best place to start. You can search by zip code and see who comes up.

Also, an interesting way to get ideas is to sit near the interstate or at a truck stop nearby and watch for names. If a company runs through your area regularly they almost certainly hire from your area. If you're at a truck stop you'll also have the opportunity to talk with a few drivers as they're getting fuel or heading into the building.

Thanks Brett

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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