Help me find a company?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by snowez, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. snowez

    snowez Light Load Member

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    I'm at a starter mega company I plan on being here for another 3-6 months just so I can get some experience but I want to get home everynight. I'm currently OTR.

    I am based out of Charlotte, NC. I have a restriction on my license where I can only drive automatics.

    I prefer positions that's just terminal to terminal, so I don't have to deal with the headache

    I found Averitt that is big around me that is 3'rd shift but wondering if anyone knows of others.
     
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  3. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    This gentleman can assist you.. @Chinatown
     
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  5. Team818

    Team818 Medium Load Member

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    You have 3-6 months. Start working out. Get that otr fat off. Pump it up baby. Be used to long hours at first, you go home but most local drivers have other duties you don't know about yet, and those duties are time consuming, but like you said, you are home everynight. Good day.
     
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  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    @Numb lives in that area and can help also.
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    How much total experience will you have when you leave your current company?
     
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  7. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    there are every major LTL company in the Charlotte area. up near Sunset Rd.

    Holland, XPO Logistics, Central Freight;7500 Statesville rd. ,Old Dominion, ect,ect.

    If you could shift a truck I would recommend my old company. Total Distribution.

    I think they do out and back now only.

    no automatics.

    If you have tanker and Haz-Mat, there a ton of fuel companies ,also.

    https://www.eagletransportcorp.com/
     
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  8. GettingRolling

    GettingRolling Light Load Member

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    Keep in mind depending on the company local and home every day doesn't always mean you will have free time to do other things those days. I went from regional to local and now run 10-12 hour days. Basically just working eating and sleeping on work days. I also only have 2-3 stops and run about 560 miles every day, so not much sitting besides the 30 min "break" we can now be on duty for which equates to swapping trailers and sitting for about 10 minutes of the 30.
     
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  9. Radman

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    I’d apply at all the LTL’s. Go get your doubles endorsement and Hazmat. There’s no need in this economy to wait the year. They’re desperate pulling people off the dock to get their CDL’s. Apply to all and see which one calls you back. Saia, Estes, Old dominion, XPO, R&L, ABF, Dayton, Yellow TForce Central etc.. You don’t have to have the hazmat endorsement right away they’ll give you a time frame to get them. Doubles I’d try to get right away. It’s super easy written test. Never hurt to try.
     
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  10. snowez

    snowez Light Load Member

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    I know some of these LTL companies have some old POS trucks. I don't mind that but i'm not sure they would take me if I can't drive a 10 speed. Why I was looking at Averitt since they only have automatics.

    Also are you paid by the hour with these guys or by the mile?

    I literally just started OTR I have a week experience. It's going smooth I got the hang of it. But I only worked at my current company because I needed a CDL and they offered to train me. Why I figured I should wait at least 6 months before I quit.
     
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  11. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    You don’t have the hang of it if you’ve only been driving a week.

    and you should get your double and haz mat and figure out a way to get rid of the slush box restriction so you can drive any truck .
    And I’d stay for at least Six months , you got a lot you can learn .
     
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