Does LTL count as OTR experience?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Prstone50, Mar 5, 2023.

  1. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    It really depends on the company. For instance, where I work you either need 1 year OTR experience, or 2 years tractor trailer experience. If you were to run 2 years with an LTL company, you could get hired on here.
     
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  3. Prstone50

    Prstone50 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you for the comment I hadn’t thought of or didn’t know about Xpo doing that. May be best to scratch them off of the list.
     
  4. Prstone50

    Prstone50 Bobtail Member

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    A cute cashier!!! Sign me up hahaha! Thank you for the insight, I had not thought about the value of the merchandise in the truck.
     
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  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    They’d also want to send a peddle hand with my experience out with a trainer.

    Don’t make me laugh.
     
  6. dave01282000

    dave01282000 Medium Load Member

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    As a rookie getting ready to wrap up a year of OTR I couldn't agree more. After running recaps for weeks on end, I've found the zombie factor can definitely start to creep in.

    I'm reefer and it may not be quite as bad on the van side with all drop and hooks and daytime appointments...but the trip planning, parking, clock management and just living in a truck are universal to anybody running OTR and probably not as much of a thing when running local.
     
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  7. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    They want someone who
    Will appreciate their low pay.
     
  8. insipidtoast

    insipidtoast Heavy Load Member

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    Which ltl companies hire out of your school?
     
  9. dave01282000

    dave01282000 Medium Load Member

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    I see talk of forklifts and such when discussing LTL. Am I right in thinking that the driver is also directly involved in the loading and unloading, kind of like they do in other local gigs?
     
  10. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    IMO, P&D local is not looked at as OTR experience, but linehaul is.

    That said, any company that doesn't hire a local driver based on "inexperience" has no idea how skilled that driver just might be.

    I'm 20 years in and see local drivers and shifters at work doing magical things that raise my eyebrows all the time. They can be some of our best.
     
  11. jmz

    jmz Road Train Member

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    Not always, it depends on the company.
     
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