Indian River runs the Left Coast quite a bit. I know a couple of their drivers and they stay pretty much in the seven western with a lot of trips from the Yakima area to L.A. and the surrounding area. They say that after you've been there a while and proven yourself they'll run you where you want to go.
I was running WA to FL in my first few months. There is a terminal in Visalia CA and a brand new one in Grandview WA. Doubt they would have opened Grandview if they didn't have plenty of loads into and out of that area.
They often ask if I want to head west and take a break from the NE but my answer is always no. You are welcome to those west coast runs.
Not really, it's CPM with percentage for any loads less than 250 miles. I don't do too many of those though as the majority are to a dedicated customer and there are drivers that prefer doing them. I think they live local and get weekends off.
Andrews logistics has a bunch of terminals out on the east side of tx and down south. They also have one in Los Angeles where I use to work. They run lube oils and chemicals have both local drivers and OTR guys. I cut my teeth with them in the tanker world and I learned alot while I was there. Locations – Andrews Logistics