LTL P&D vs Linehaul

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  1. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Light Load Member

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    I'm hoping to do LTL Linehaul when I get out of CDL school, but in my area there are rarely linehaul openings but almost always P&D openings. I'm wondering what I could realistically expect as a P&D Driver in a city of around 100k population, with Oak Harbor Freight, Central Transport, Reddaway, or Old Dominion Freight? My understanding is these companies start P&D Drivers in the low $20s/hr. But is it only 40 hours per week normally, or is it possible to get 55+ hours per week?
     
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    get hired on. get laid off during slow times or get reduce hours
     
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    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    p@d is pick up and del. del 100,000 stops before lunch and pick up 200,000 stops after lunch. then everything going to point a is sorted and shipped line haul to that point.
     
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    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    many companies start you off P&D, and some even start you off, working the docks first. then throw you into a truck to make a quick pick up or delivery. OD did this with a former neighbor of mine. he retired a few years ago.

    line haul ( i recall A.Duie Pyle), would NOT hire anyone for line haul, UNLESS you had night time driving. i know, as i applied there many years ago. so for instance a P&D driver may never get onto line haul, but an OTR driver would.

    now, with things the way there are now a days, all of this from ALL companies, may have changed.
     
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  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Depends on the terminal. Every barn is like it’s own company. Some pay more than others. Some have good linehaul runs, some don’t. Some have good peddle runs, some don’t.

    Most peddle hands start at 9:00 AM with 15 or so deliveries, then about 5 or so pickups ideally after deliveries are done.

    If you stay in town you might get 8-9 hours a day. If you have a long run you might get 11-12.
     
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    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    That’s ABF.

    I haven’t been laid off in all the nearly 20 years I’ve been doing this job.
     
  8. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    did your work get slow as a newbie.
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Not once. :cool:

    Sure, I’ve had a linehaul run get cut once in a while, but once I switched over to days and took the long peddles the lazy do-nothings didn’t want, that never happened again.
     
  10. EuropeanTrucker

    EuropeanTrucker Light Load Member

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    Why do some companies require their drivers to be P&D first when linehaul is so much easier. Don’t have to worry about non-truck routes, bridges, tight back and etc. Majority of LTL terminals are right by freeways too...
     
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  11. Digman943

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    Some places have a waiting list to get on line haul so p&d is a foot in the door. Everyone wants linehaul because of the money. Working nights isn’t for everyone tho.
     
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