Eastern PA LTL

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  1. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Bobtail Member

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    Anyone from Allentown(ABE) on here doing LTL? Where do your routes take you?

    Also those that run the I-80 toll road, where are you from?

    Thanks for any info.
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    What I-80 toll road?
     
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  4. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Bobtail Member

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    i80 through Ohio and Indiana
     
  5. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Light Load Member

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    Saia YRC Old Dominion and ABF hiring out of Carlisle.
     
  6. tallguy66

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    I was looking more up in the Allentown area. Those companies are also hiring over by me, except for ABF which I haven’t seen around. Just wondering where the Allentown Linehaul drivers run.
     
  7. jmz

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    Most LTL companies have a hub/breakbulk in the Harrisburg/Carlisle area so I’d say it’s a safe bet that you’ll be running there to start out.
     
  8. tallguy66

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    I thought that might be a common route. I know SAIA has a terminal near me, and a bigger one about 80 miles away.. I wonder if that’s a bad thing. Same with Odfl they got two terminals at the exact same location.

    Are doubles usually loaded near gross? I always see LTL guys doing pretty well in the hills of PA while I’m at 50 mph by the top of each little hill
     
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    That’s hard to say. It depends on the company’s accounts.

    If they haul a lot of things like tile and chemicals, then linehaul loads will tend toward the heavier side.
     
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  10. jmz

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    Also depends on where it’s going. I’ve noticed a lot of FxF barns that cover rural areas have heavy trailers with stuff like seed and pesticides for farmers, and bulk chemicals and heavy plastic packaging for meat packing plants.
     
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  11. LTLTRKR

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    Pyle runs all 53' Ft with no doubles, from Allentown we run the Northeast as it is centrally located
     
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