Lowes delivery driver

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Ddr1992 579, Sep 5, 2021.

  1. Ddr1992 579

    Ddr1992 579 Medium Load Member

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    I applaud you for being able to pull doubles and triples... I probably could if i had a decent trainer but I'm not driving commercially yet... Would like to but this hasn't been a good year and the next one needs to be better... Always interested on how to pull doubles and triples and what its like
     
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  3. Ryne

    Ryne Light Load Member

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    Well I hope it gets better for u. But if I can do it so can u. This is my first trucking job so I’m brand new to. Been at it for 2 months. Hopefully u get good training
     
  4. Ddr1992 579

    Ddr1992 579 Medium Load Member

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    Let's hope so... I'm going to build up my driving resume starting with under-cdl box trucks then probably transition to a beverage delivery job and go from there... Hope everything stays the same with you and gets better...
     
  5. Ryne

    Ryne Light Load Member

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    Right on and if u can eventually get class a with the help of a company and then paying even better. Thank you same here
     
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  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    there are a couple of types of doubles to pull...

    1) 45 footers
    2) 48 footers
    3) 53 footer
    4) 55 footers

    these are typical called "turnpike sets" to be driven only on a highway, from one drop yard to another, right off the highways.

    then there is the "pup trailers", and these can be 28 footers each, which can be driven on city streets. many drivers pull these for multiple stops along the way. they drop one, deliver stuff from one trailer, empty out, go back, drop that trailer, pick up the other and go back to deliver that one.

    or, they take them directly to the terminals, drop them there.

    it can be scary at first pulling doubles or triples, but in many states, 2 trailers are the limit to pull

    out west, and southwest, you will see triple trailers, not so much east, just 2 trailers at a time.

    it doesn't take too much training to pull more than one trailer, you just do not "jerk" that steering wheel, or slam on the brakes.

    many companies that are LTL, require doubles/triples endorsement. as well as tanker, due to the fact that sometimes, a van trailer can be loaded up with i think what is called a "carboy"(??) palletized tank. i hauled them myself, just cannot recall the actual name for them. BUT, the weight or gallons, make it a "liquid load" requiring a tanker endorsement.
     
  7. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Heavy Load Member

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    noway the 53 is sooo much easier :D
     
  8. Ryne

    Ryne Light Load Member

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    No way Jose! Lol that bend in the middle is great
     
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  9. TugHillRider

    TugHillRider Light Load Member

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    I worked at Lowe’s for almost a year recently. I drove their straight truck and their flatbed with a moffett.

    At our store, they went third party with their straight truck deliveries. The only reason I didn’t lose my job was because I had my CDL-A and they kept me on as the flatbed driver.

    So you won’t be able to get a job driving straight truck anymore as it’s now third party delivery.
     
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