Advice on P&D in Toledo Ohio area.

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by runner332, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. runner332

    runner332 Bobtail Member

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    So I live in the Toledo Ohio area. I’ve been driving for 2 years now. I have all my endorsements, no restrictions, good driving record, etc. I was told LTL is the place to be. I have a good idea of who the best LTL companies are in my area for linehaul, but not for p&d. From the posts on here, Old Dominion, XPO, ABF, Estes, Dayton, FXF and UPSF seem to be the best ones. Can anyone rank these in my area? Being 42, I’m looking for a career that pays well and that I can eventually retire from. I dont want to bounce from job to job.
     
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  3. terryt

    terryt Medium Load Member

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    go with the best ups
     
  4. snowbird_89

    snowbird_89 Heavy Load Member

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    I’d say ABF if you want good benefits and a pension.
     
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  6. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    You're in a freight lane where you can literally pick what carrier you want to go to and have as much success as you choose to make of it.

    If you're going to to P&D with a LTL carrier in that list, I'd choose in the following order:

    1. FedEx Freight
    2. UPS Freight
    3. Old Dominion
    4. Dayton Freight
    5. ABF Freight
    6. Estes
    7. XPO
     
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  7. cman87

    cman87 Light Load Member

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    Pitt Ohio in your area?
     
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  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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  9. Chinatown

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    That's 67 miles. Wonder why Google shows Toledo?
     
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    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    All the freight lines do that. They might build a terminal out in the sticks somewhere and just call it the nearest major city.

    For example, some might have their “Philadelphia” terminals in NJ.
     
  11. HiramKingWilliams

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    I did a career change to driving just a few months back and I’m also 42 y/o. XPO has been great for me so far. I imagine most LTL companies vary drastically from terminal to terminal. XPO is offering big sign-on bonuses for Drivers right now. If you’re willing to start at a low wage, UPS seems like the way to go, but I’ve no personal experience with them. Good luck!
     
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