6string Or Heavy C; What's This Mean?

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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SVC Mileage Line Haul Driver

What's that mean? I'm seeing a few LTL companies hiring in my area and that's the job title.

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

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.
Phil C.'s Comment
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SVC may mean Sloan Valve Company, or, SVC could be an airport code, Silver City Grant County Airport, but these are just guesses.

Sun King's Comment
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I believe it is the terminology that particular company is using to detail their starting linehaul jobs. I am guessing it is the description for the linehaul job that will take loads that don't have a regular route. It probably means some hotel time during the week, but still have the weekends free.

Linehaul:

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.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Could also be an abbreviation for Service

Heavy C's Comment
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Never seen that term in any job listings in my area. That said I did some research and it looks like it means Special Vehicle Combinations. Only thing I can think of is maybe it refers to pulling triples or tankers mixed with van trailers, etc. Up here in NE they don't allow anything more than pup doubles so that may be why I've never seen it before. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Never seen that term in any job listings in my area. That said I did some research and it looks like it means Special Vehicle Combinations. Only thing I can think of is maybe it refers to pulling triples or tankers mixed with van trailers, etc. Up here in NE they don't allow anything more than pup doubles so that may be why I've never seen it before. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

Special Vehicle Combination, what Heavy C said. My linehaul manager has "SVC Operations" by his signature in his emails. Linehaul usually entails doubles / triples, which would be a special vehicle combination.

So you found a linehaul opportunity Daniel?

Linehaul:

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.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Oh, and you probably figured it out Daniel, but SVC mileage driver would mean: special vehicle combination linehaul driver that gets paid by cpm. Kind of redundant, since linehaul guys are paid by cpm , and P&D by the hour, at all the LTL companies I know of.

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

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Linehaul:

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

G-Rod's Comment
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6 String, you pull any triples yet? How often are triples pulled? I don't see them on the highways very often. Can't even say I have now that I think about it. I did see 2 53 footers on the highway one time like 8 years ago.

Tyler Durden's Comment
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6 String, you pull any triples yet? How often are triples pulled? I don't see them on the highways very often. Can't even say I have now that I think about it. I did see 2 53 footers on the highway one time like 8 years ago.

Not 6 string but from the same area as him. I personally have never seen triples pulled here in PA.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Most states ban triples. If you go to Nevada, you'll see a million triples being pulled. I highly doubt 6-String has ever pulled triples because the states he travels don't allow them.

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