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  1. leviant0107

    leviant0107 Light Load Member

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    I’ve been reading this forum for a while now gathering information here, there and everywhere as I’ve gone along. First time posting so nice to meet you all.

    I recently graduated from Roehls driving school and am opting out of going OTR in exchange for a local offering (Sysco) seeing as my wife is 5 months pregnant.

    I’ve gotten a tanker endorsement, and plan to finish up the process of getting my hazmat as well as the others to eventually get into gas/propane hauling. After a gaining some experience. Just thought I’d say a little about myself and my plans. Any other information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  3. Mike528

    Mike528 Light Load Member

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    Sysco is a good company and can make good money there.
    Believe most of the delivery routes are hand unload with 2 wheeler.
    Some cities I have seen are looking for linehaul or shuttle drivers they call it.I Believe u have to have doubles endorsement to do the shuttle deal.
     
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    leviant0107 Light Load Member

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    Metro Detroit area. Thus far I’ve been told that it’s exactly that. Hand unload with a 2 wheeler. Apparently a few routes have electric jacks due to walking distances.

    I’ve done some reading on this forum about food service and Sysco. I know I’m in for some hard work. I’m 29, in pretty good shape. I don’t mind working hard, I’ve worked on the assembly line for Chrysler and other places.
     
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    Mike528 Light Load Member

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    Your a young man go for it!!
     
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  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Smart move going with Sysco. You'll make plenty of money to take care of your family and the new baby.
     
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    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Another choice; maybe look at for later is YRC/Yellow which is Teamsters Union and health insurance is free for the driver and family.
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    YRC Freight
    22701 Van Born Rd
    Taylor, MI 48180
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    YRC Freight
    John C Lodge Fwy.
    Detroit, MI 48202.
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    Here's the companies Yellow owns.
    [​IMG]
     
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    leviant0107 Light Load Member

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    Thanks for that. I thought it might be the best route seeing as I started hearing about “I’ll be alone almost all the time”
     
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  9. leviant0107

    leviant0107 Light Load Member

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    I actually spoke with them but they did want me to have about a years worth of experience so that makes sense what you said. Or revert my license back to a permit and work as a dock to driver position. That wasn’t happening
     
  10. Chinatown

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    Yeah, better stick with Sysco. Many drivers would love to have a job that pays as well as Sysco.
    Later, if you get tired of unloading, then you can try a line haul outfit.
     
  11. leviant0107

    leviant0107 Light Load Member

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    Now correct me if I’m wrong but linehaul is like drop and hook from terminal to terminal right?
     
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