Can someone explain to me: Otr, Regional, and Dedicated

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  1. SUPAKING25

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    Whats the difference between Otr,Regional, and dedicated ?
     
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    OTR ..Over The Road...also known as LONG HAUL

    you are away from home 1 to several weeks...

    Regional...usually you do an over nighter at some truckstop, motel, and back home the next day, or by the very least, by the end of the week

    dedicated....you do the same run day in, day out...and some times you need to be a senior driver to get onto one, or at the very least, live in the area they need a dedicated driver.
     
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    Pretty much what he said. OTR is just that, over the road. May be several days out, may be several weeks out.
    Regional is driving within a specific region, such as midwest, southeast, 11 western states, etc. Some regions are larger than others! Might still spend a week or two out.
    Dedicated might be the same run daily, or it might be for the same customer, with different runs.
     
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    Do you thank that I can get something local without any experience ?
     
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    I posted about this in your other thread. Local is usually delivery. It is back-breaking 12 - 15 hour days, 6 days a week. Pay is not as good as OTR. It may be for you and it may not. I consider most local work as delivery not driving. Many OTR companies don't see it as experience for their purpose. There are other local jobs that aren't delivery, but as you can imagine, the demand exceeds the supply. Knocking on doors and face to face interviews can get you what you want.
     
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    Never hurts to ask. In the immediate days following the dinosaurs, when I went to school, several local manufacturers were looking at the school for drivers. One was a door and window manufacturer, one was a popcorn distributor.
     
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