What's The Best Way To Search For A Specific Company's Routes?

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Sami's Comment
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I'm not even sure exactly how to ask the question :)

I'm researching companies but having a hard time figuring out how to find out where they run more than the general "northeast" or "Midwest," etc.

I'm not going to keep a domicile while over the road , and I'm happy to take "home" time whenever, for the most part. However, I would like to get through Phoenix and Las Cruces, NM (both on I-10, which is handy) a couple times per year to see my nieces, and Albuquerque occasionally to check in on my Mom.

I keep googling everything I can think of, and have found tons of maps of general truck routes, but I'm not having much luck finding out which companies specifically route through I-10, I-17, I-25 and/or I-40 that far west.

Does anyone know of a resource like that, or is this a question for recruiters? If it helps, I'm leaning towards Prime (which seems to do a lot of west coast, but I'm not sure about southwest) or Roehl. I know Roehl has a Phoenix terminal , but I'm unclear if that's just for their flatbed division.

Any help is appreciated, as always. You guys are great!

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.

Over The Road:

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.

Sami's Comment
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That should read "happy to take home time WHEREVER" not whenever. :)

Brian M.'s Comment
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Hi, I am a driver with Prime and can tell you I am up and down I-20 all the time. The potential issue might be that most of those loads are given to team drivers rather than solo drivers due to the amount of miles those loads go to reach their destination. Most of those loads are meat and produce which are time sensitive and require round the clock driving. At this minute I am writing you on a load from Colton Ca to Lewiston Me. My co-driver is behind the wheel as we speak. Also due to the nature of these loads the best you might expect is a brief lunch or dinner and a goodbye. We were passing through N.M. yesterday at midnight and are just about 30 miles from Tennessee now. I know there is Mesilla Valley Trucking in Las Cruses N.M. Since their main terminal is there you may want to inquire with them. Don't get me wrong I love working with Prime and would never steer anyone away. I've had nothing but a positive experience, if you were willing to team drive your chances of driving that part of the country increase dramatically with all companies.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brian M.'s Comment
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Hi, I am a driver with Prime and can tell you I am up and down I-20 all the time. The potential issue might be that most of those loads are given to team drivers rather than solo drivers due to the amount of miles those loads go to reach their destination. Most of those loads are meat and produce which are time sensitive and require round the clock driving. At this minute I am writing you on a load from Colton Ca to Lewiston Me. My co-driver is behind the wheel as we speak. Also due to the nature of these loads the best you might expect is a brief lunch or dinner and a goodbye. We were passing through N.M. yesterday at midnight and are just about 30 miles from Tennessee now. I know there is Mesilla Valley Trucking in Las Cruses N.M. Since their main terminal is there you may want to inquire with them. Don't get me wrong I love working with Prime and would never steer anyone away. I've had nothing but a positive experience, if you were willing to team drive your chances of driving that part of the country increase dramatically with all companies.

sorry I40 maybe its time to sleep LOL

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sami's Comment
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Wow, that's a long ride! Cool.

That's good to know about Prime, since I'm not interested in Team driving. I need to go the company sponsored route, so I may just have to suck it up for the first year of I do end up at Prime. It's not a deal breaker.

I'm a little familiar with MVT just because I used to live down there. My aunts former husband drove for them years ago, but they've divorced and I have no idea how to get ahold of him to pick his brain. They do have a school nearby, but their website has very little information regarding tuition/financial aid, so I may just give them a call on Monday.

Thanks for your input! Hope you got/are getting some zzz's :)

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