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Andrew B.'s Comment
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Hello all, I've lerked on this forum for months, soaked up lots. Of knowledge thanks. With that said I've been running otr since Sept. 7 2014 best decision I've ever made. Learned lots about. Myself life independence it's been great. I love 95% of the lifestyle just can't handle all the wasted time. I've Been thinking about going local and today just found out I'm renting my first apartment with a friend for a year starting Sept. 5th been kicking it around but she gave the deposit and I gave my word so it's official. I'm moving to Kansas city mo been snooping around on craigslist for a job all seems like bs my question is where do I start? Now all that said I do have a preventable accident backed into a swift truck (ironic right;) after being woken up at a TA in the middle of the night and told to move. Safety said it would most likely be dropped after 90 days late Aug cause all that happens was the trailer wing hit the grill and minor crack. Sorry for the rambling what can I say I'm a trucker at least trying to be thanks for the time and be safe drivers Ps.sorry if this doesn't make complete sense my 14 ran out 2 hours ago. And I'm still not loaded

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Bart's Comment
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The only guy to post before me is a Swift driver. Ironic, right???!!?? I'm a Swift driver also. We have more million, 2 million, 3 million and even one 4 million mile safe drivers than probably any Co. Out there.

Stop the hating and dissing. Especially new guys, you pick up on rumor, innuendo and internet and CB BS and run with it. It ****es me off that people take what they hear and not go out for themselves and see who has the safe miles and tons of freight and relies on BS to form an opinion. Do we have a lot of doofus and unsafe drivers? Yes!! But per capita we are one of the safest Cos. out here. End of rant That is all

Errol V.'s Comment
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The only guy to post before me is a Swift driver. Ironic, right???!!?? I'm a Swift driver also. We have more million, 2 million, 3 million and even one 4 million mile safe drivers than probably any Co. Out there.

Stop the hating and dissing. Especially new guys, you pick up on rumor, innuendo and internet and CB BS and run with it. It ****es me off that people take what they hear and not go out for themselves and see who has the safe miles and tons of freight and relies on BS to form an opinion. Do we have a lot of doofus and unsafe drivers? Yes!! But per capita we are one of the safest Cos. out here. End of rant That is all

Bart, you know the bigger they are (Swift) the easier the target. How many rants have you heard about, say, Asbury Transportation in California?

(Your next post will be your #100. Make it good!)

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm a Swift driver also. We have more million, 2 million, 3 million and even one 4 million mile safe drivers than probably any Co. Out there.

See, I've always liked working for the big companies. I spent time at Gainey and TRL, and almost 6 years at US Xpress. People use the expression "starter companies" and I cringe because those companies have the greatest variety of opportunities, nicest equipment, solid finances behind them, national accounts for just about everything which makes like so much more convenient out there, and tons of great perks the tiny companies don't offer. If I was forced to work my entire career at one company I would certainly pick one of the majors. You may not make the highest possible wage in the industry, but you're going to have so many nice options, benefits, and conveniences that it makes for a great overall experience. Life on the road is tough as h*ll. The major companies do a lot to make things more enjoyable out there.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Andrew B.'s Comment
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Didn't mean to stir a hornets nest it was just a joke I drive for prime and get ragged constantly about driving so slow that's why I put the wink in I respect the he'll out of the million plus safe mile drivers hell I couldn't even make it to 50,000 safe miles there's a reason swift is the biggest. I also prefer driving for a big company the miles are there and the checks won't bounce. Also something I forgot if this accident doesn't fall off how bad does it hurt my chances of getting with another company thanks

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Didn't mean to stir a hornets nest it was just a joke I drive for prime and get ragged constantly about driving so slow that's why I put the wink in I respect the he'll out of the million plus safe mile drivers hell I couldn't even make it to 50,000 safe miles there's a reason swift is the biggest. I also prefer driving for a big company the miles are there and the checks won't bounce. Also something I forgot if this accident doesn't fall off how bad does it hurt my chances of getting with another company thanks

That accident will not hurt you at all as long as no one was seriously hurt or killed. When I left Prime, I had 3 reportable with them. I was able to get another driving job with JB Hunt, no questions asked....

By the way, the accident will not drop off until about the 3 year mark. But again, should not hurt your being able to get a driving job.

Ernie

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