Yellow, JB Hunt, or Marten?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by RightPath, Sep 13, 2022.

  1. RightPath

    RightPath Bobtail Member

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    Which one of these have you experienced working for or you knew someone did.
    I have my 1 year OTR experience so far in couple of months.
     
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  3. Hawkeye72

    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

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    If your considering going ltl you may want to add FedEx Freight and Old Dominion. Both are top ltl carriers and can make some serious money. I work for freight and our top linehaul run is 664 miles and pays $143,000.
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Go with Post #2 by @Hawkeye72
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    Of the 3 you posted, I'd go with Yellow. Can retire young and in comfort.
     
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  5. RightPath

    RightPath Bobtail Member

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    I’d love to work for FedEx, but I haven’t heard back from them.
     
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  6. RightPath

    RightPath Bobtail Member

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    I’m almost 50 but thanks lol
     
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  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Vested for a pension after 5 years.
    50 is young in trucking.
     
  8. Hawkeye72

    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

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    This year has been funny 8 weeks ago we were completely swamped. They were trying to add on another driver. And now the bottom few guys dont run consistently. If it was me Id wait a few months till spring then apply. Ltl slows down in the winter and can get rough on the bottom of the board.

    If you have a couple of months till your 1 year that may have something to do with it also. You need 1 year experience to come in as a driver or else they would put you threw the Apprentice program.

    March or April would be a good time to apply. Thats when ltl picks up then its running hard till about November.
     
  9. EuropeanTrucker

    EuropeanTrucker Medium Load Member

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    How long does it take to get a run like that? Probably at least a decade lol
     
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  10. Jefe999

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    What company are you working at and how many years experience if you don’t mind me asking. I’m new Cdl.
     
  11. Hawkeye72

    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

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    It all depends on the center and how many bid runs they have. But my center it takes about 6 to 7 years. But even then ive been driving here for 4 years and the 2 people right above me in seniority do 125-130,000. By taking Saturday runs.

    Our shortest PM run is 356 miles 3 hours of dock work and pays $115,000. Throw in some Saturday runs 125 is doable.
     
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