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Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Zata40, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Zata40

    Zata40 Heavy Load Member

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    I have just passed my 6 month experience mark in January.

    Looking for a company in the southern half of the lower peninsula in Michigan. I'm willing to relocate anywhere in that area for the right company.

    Im currently OTR and hardly ever take Hometime (by my own personal choice). I've been going for 5 months now without going home.

    If possible, I'd like the flexibility to be home 2+ times a week (I don't care if it's the weekend or not) with maybe the occasional longer trips OTR.

    Only being home on weekends and gone all week I think may be too much. But doing that occasionally would be great.

    I don't mind working hard, loading/unloading/etc. it's the work/life flexibility I really care about moving forward.

    Is this possible with my experience? I'm looking for companies I can research. I am in no hurry to leave my current company.

    Edit: noteworthy: I have hazmat and I've only hauled reefer. I have a passport and willing to go to Canada.
     
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  2. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    Did you ask @Chinatown ??? Also, there's a company here in Ohio that hauls corrugated in vans in the vicinity, but their HQ is in Chicago. Called Fab Express. Mostly daycabs, I think. Not sure if they run Michigan, but I believe they do.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    NTB Trucking probably has what you want.
     
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  4. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth Heavy Load Member

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    NTBs equipment is a step back from your current companies equipment but that may not matter to you. They do a lot of Meijer loads so you should get home more often. Garner trucking in Ohio might have a schedule that will work for you and their equipment looks to be well maintained.
     
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  5. LakeLife80

    LakeLife80 Light Load Member

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    Zellertrans.com is a solid choice in your hiring area. Pays around 50 cpm after bonuses.
     
  6. LakeLife80

    LakeLife80 Light Load Member

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    Look into the LTL carriers too if you are okay with possibly taking a pay cut for now and a bigger paycheck after a few years.
     
  7. Zata40

    Zata40 Heavy Load Member

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    Their website says they're based in Hartford, WI and require 3 years experience. o_O
     
  8. Pepper24

    Pepper24 Road Train Member

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    I don't live up there but I used to deliver in zeeland mi There are two companies there that I remember V-Max transportation and Grassmid trucking. I would see there drivers up there they all liked them
     
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  9. LakeLife80

    LakeLife80 Light Load Member

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    Whoops, saw you only had 6 months in. Even based out of Wisconsin, they go to Michigan a ton.
     
  10. skinnytrucker

    skinnytrucker Heavy Load Member

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    Have you ever thought about becoming a union carhauler
     
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