Dedecated Runs

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  1. redcav86

    redcav86 Bobtail Member

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    I was talking to a recruiter at PAM (not going to name drop) and I was told about a "dedicated run" that would have me home every week (I live along I-35 in Texas). Can anyone back this up, or is it just smoke? Seems a little too good to be true. I know that have terminals in Laredo and Irving so it kinda makes sense that I could stop by the house on a 10 hour break or possibly a reset if I'm going back a forth on I-35. Maybe that's what they were meaning?
     
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  3. A Bug

    A Bug Medium Load Member

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    You live in a good spot for being a truck driver.

    A lot of dedicated accounts will have you working during the week then you get off on Friday for a 34 hour break. My home is in Dallas near my company's terminal and I usually get Fridays and Saturdays off then go back to work on Sunday morning.
     
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  4. BallC74

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    There's several dedicated runs that run along I-35 up and down Texas. Will you be going there as a company driver or owner/op?
     
  5. redcav86

    redcav86 Bobtail Member

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    mattbh23 Heavy Load Member

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    Former driver and their dedicated routes are pretty good, pay is just not A-1. That 35 corridor is a good place to be for dedicated routes.
     
  7. orangepicker

    orangepicker Road Train Member

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  8. The Patriot

    The Patriot Heavy Load Member

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    Dedicated are the way to go for sure.Team dedicated runs are great too given you get a long with with that co-driver. The problem with many, especially larger companies is that 'dedicated' to them means going to any one of say 20 customers and back to any of a certain customer.They know most newer drivers will only do dedicateds and they try to bs drivers using that. Tell them you want true dedicated that means same places every time. I will not work anything but dedicated runs.Another thing about dedicated is you can make usually more than guys/gals who are out regional or 48 state and you get home everyday or however your route runs. I would check Ryder if I were you and also smaller companies down your way that cater to the auto industry.
     
  9. danoles93

    danoles93 Bobtail Member

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    Last message I saw from PAM over Quallcomm was a dedicated DFW to Laredo dedicated, but I guess you would have to talk to PAM automotive people about how much it pays. If you want a lot of miles, inquire about Lansing to Laredo dedicated (3000+ miles/wk) and you'll be going thru DFW area twice a week.
     
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  10. sevenmph

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    When I was there they made me take a 2 cent pay cut "since you get home more often" for dedicated route.
     
  11. officialdtw

    officialdtw Bobtail Member

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    I talked to a recruiter today about a dedicated run in my area that starts out at .37cpm. Gotta call back tomorrow and verify. Sounds too good to be true. Lol.
     
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