National DCP route driver

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  1. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    2 guys for one truck usually means HEAVY loads of flour and such, to the stores that do the donut making.

    could also mean that half way thru the run, you switch out. must be long runs. McLane out of NH, comes all the way down from there, to here in RI for several deliveries at gas stations/convenience stores, each day......so be ready for long days (or night's)
     
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  3. Brettj3876

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    With that 2 driver run he could be going all over New England. When i did food service with Willow Run we had team runs going to NYC (190mi one way) and teams to Boston 300mi one way.

    Most likely what will happen is the 1st driver drives til he's out of hours and then the 2nd guy takes over. But don't be fooled both of you will hump the freight every stop. Gonna suck if it's a day cab Lol. At least we ran sleepers so one of us could always lay down on the way there and in between stops

    Our team runs avg'd 20-26 hours depending on traffic and how the warehouse goons loaded the wagon
     
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  4. Slim51

    Slim51 Light Load Member

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    The runs average 13.5 hrs. They cover between southern maine and northern maine which is a big area. And from what I’ve been told, yes both guys absolutely unload. One guy drives 2 of the days, the other drives the other two.

    They had filled the position but thought they’d have one opening up soon. Like I mentioned before, two guys in one truck every day is a major turn off. But making good money on a 4 day week is hard to beat. Pointless if you can’t stand the job though lol.

    I’ve put an app in with US foods and will with Sysco as well. Probably this weekend. I think those two jobs would be more enjoyable- more variety, alone, possibility of moving away from route delivery in the future, etc.
     
  5. buddyd157

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    to me, ANY sort of food/beverage delivery...sucks.

    i'll have no part of it, lumping that crap down a ramp, up a step or two, lift gates, small parking lots, street deliveries, etc.

    the money i made doing dedicated, nightly, not too much traffic, empty parking lots, empty loading docks, was well worth the sanity.
     
  6. Slim51

    Slim51 Light Load Member

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    I have no doubt there’s a healthy dose of suck in foodservice. I’ve been out of trucking for two years and enjoy the physical part of my job now. I’m mid 20s, healthy, althetic and strong, and I’d like to maintain that. I have a wife and three children and I don’t think night work would work for me/us especially when the weekend rolls around. I get up at 4am now and have a 10-13 hr work day, but every day on the farm is 4:30a-5;30p basically with variance in work load in between milkings. So the early morning start times and long days don’t really make me nervous.

    To me, foodservice seems like a good fit for what I’m after- money, home every day, early am start, physical labor, good benefits.

    maybe I’ll hate it, wouldn’t be the first time I thought I was on to something only to fall flat on my face hahah.
     
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  7. snowbird_89

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    @Slim51

    Any LTL companies near you? Would you consider being a P&D driver? Less worse than foodservice. LOL
     
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  8. Slim51

    Slim51 Light Load Member

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    I’ll need to move when I get a new job no matter what, so we are looking at an area that puts us near quite a bit. Estes, ABF (union), ODFL, Ross express, etc will all be within commuting distance. The first two are hiring for local drivers p&d, the other two are hiring also but I don’t remember if that’s for linehaul or local delivery.

    I just started thinking about p&d after constantly seeing everyone talk about how foodservice left them with permanent aches and pains. I love skiing and need my knees and joints in tact as long as possible hahah. I’ll do alittle snooping around for info on it, but may end up starting a new post with questions about p&d specifically.

    Is that what you do? If so, how’s the pay? Probably not as good as linehaul I take it? Hours?
     
  9. snowbird_89

    snowbird_89 Heavy Load Member

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    I do not. There are other topics and members on this forum that could probably help you out.
     
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  11. Slim51

    Slim51 Light Load Member

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    Yeah! Actually I start for national DCP on august 16th. It’s been a long process getting to this point with them but I’m happy I didn’t jump on something else in the meantime.
     
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