Florida Linehaul Runs?

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  1. ColoradoLinehaul

    ColoradoLinehaul Bobtail Member

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    I've heard a rumor that all the linehaul runs for LTL/Linehaul companies operating in Florida are done at night because of the traffic congestion in the state. I have yet to find a linehaul driver from Florida who can verify or invalidate this rumor. Is this true or false?

    If you're a Linehaul Driver in Florida running for

    ABF Freight
    FedEx Freight
    Old Dominion
    SAIA
    Estes Trucking
    UPS (Union)

    I'd appreciate you weighing in on this question.
     
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  3. 88 Alpha

    88 Alpha Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    @Kstrong86 is an LTL Team driver from Orlando. He can address your question from his perspective.
     
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  5. jgarciajr40

    jgarciajr40 Medium Load Member

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    Linehaul is typically done at night because P+D is feeding Linehaul, and Linehaul is feeding the terminals. You’re not finding a daytime line haul job because the few rare ones that are available are probably already taken by a senior member of that terminal

    i75 is dead at night, so-so during the day.
    i4 is where you get screws in Florida near Disney world. It also sucks in Florida because there’s no direct route from south Florida to Orlando. For example, where I live you have to take SR31 to those cracked out small towns like Bartlow/lakeland into whatever they call that turnpike that then leads into 17 and then i4. You can’t take i75 to i4; I mean you can but you’re adding another 45mins of drive time.

    I live in Florida
     
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  6. Kstrong86

    Kstrong86 Medium Load Member

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    Linehaul for the most part is ran at night. Simply because we feed terminals. The city drivers pick up freight during the day time so when it gets back to terminal it gets broken then us linehaul drivers take it at night to different terminals. If it’s a day run more than likely a senior driver who has 30 years or close to it has that run. So you will never see that run unless you are filling in for him for vacation. And it doesn’t matter what state you are in. It’s like that everywhere.
     
  7. ColoradoLinehaul

    ColoradoLinehaul Bobtail Member

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    please elaborate with more than just a one word statement.

    a nice little explanation would be appreciated.
     
  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Don't fixate on one negative answer. You got a lot of helpful advice in this thread.
    Go back and read @Kstrong86 post again.
     
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  9. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    I’m almost certain that FxF has some daytime linehaul out of Orlando and Jacksonville. Nothing in south Florida because we don’t have any hubs down there.
     
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  10. Kstrong86

    Kstrong86 Medium Load Member

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    You are correct. FxF does have daytime runs but they are filled by the senior drivers. Trust me you are not going to get hired to an LTL company and think you are going to run a day run. Doesn’t work like that. I can verify this because my terminal has day runs and those are ran by the senior drivers who have 30 plus years. Also my dad is a driver for FxF and he is the number 1 driver. Me personally I wouldn’t want day runs because the sun is beating on you and there is too much traffic. It’s lot harder to run 600+ miles in the day than at night. But that’s just me.
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Also, don’t forget that FedEx plus several others run 2 seniority lists. If you do find a terminal with through bound freight that has day runs you’ll have to work nights for a long time to get one.
     
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