ABF Checker/Driver + Dock/P&D vs ABF over the road??? What's better?

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  1. 6 Speed

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  3. Brandonpdx

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    Took my drug test and DOT physical today. (They finally approved my app.)
     
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  4. joewispers

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    Congrats 2 U....Can"t complain about steady work...Looking into it, spoke 2 a sup. told me they do there training program over there in Pa. did U go thru it?
     
  5. gravdigr

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    No, no training program. All my training was on the job. We need drivers so bad at our terminal. I worked 12 hours monday and 13 1/2 hours yesterday.
     
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  6. Brandonpdx

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    An ABF driver told me one time they don't send you to driving school if you've already got 2 years experience.

    Should hopefully be going in for a road test tomorrow and to finish the onboarding paperwork.
     
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  8. gravdigr

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    Yes hazmat and double/triples
     
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  9. Shaggy

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    Did you happen to work 022 friday ?
     
  10. joewispers

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    Ok gotta ask if you don"t mind cause it sounds good, what terminal you out of, i see you"r location say"s Pa., i"m in N.y. on the island, yeah that Amityville, got the doub"ds & Trips, tank, no haz, but they usually give you time 4 that, and how"s the pay, same as or less than N.Y. scale?
     
  11. michaelg

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    Do the P&D guys ever go out to help with linehaul?

    I'm seeing a local ABF terminal looking for P&D guys on a 4 day on 3 off schedule, which sounds great. Just wondering if that's the norm for city guys and whether they're allowed to pick up an extra day to cover a road route if they're short handed.

    I've never been in a union so I'm not sure how that effects things like that. Thanks :)
     
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