Questions about line haul

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  1. Abfrocks

    Abfrocks Active Member

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    I was looking at a posting for linehaul driver out of Greensboro NC. It says be able to stay out for extended periods. Do drivers go out and come back same day. Go out and stay in motel and come back next day. Or, go out and stay out all week then come back in. Thanks
     
  2. gomer2969

    gomer2969 Active Member

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    All of the above is possible!
     
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  3. badusername

    badusername New Member

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    I know some of the guys from GBO stay out for a couple of months at a time. I think they choose to do that though. Most terminals seem to want to keep their extra board close to home so they can run freight for that terminal.
     
  4. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Yes,all depends on what you want to do and freight dictates alot.They will ask you how long you want to stay out.Also,you may do day/night turn's.Only down side in Greensboro is they have a lot of driver's being a break.
     
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  5. cracker

    cracker Active Member

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    Can someone tell me which terminal in Illinois that would keep Linehaul the busiest and stay out for the week?
     
  6. DayliteDean

    DayliteDean Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably Decatur, it's close to a major breakbulk; IND and a couple of big regional terminals in Chicago and STL.
     
  7. cracker

    cracker Active Member

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    Ok thank you. I checked on the status of my app and it said under review, does it usually take a while to hear from them?
     
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  8. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    Just seen today some truck drove itself from LA to Florida. Best reckon you prep for the future and reapply for a city position.
     
  9. cracker

    cracker Active Member

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    Ha I reckon that’s when I will quit driving! Lol
     
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  10. DayliteDean

    DayliteDean Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It all depends on their needs, a slight rush of business can result in a hiring binge by panicking managers.. I realize that's not a definitive answer but I've seen both over hiring for freight that was slow in materializing and waiting until we were buried by managers too slow on the trigger. Usually they'll contact you whithin two weeks and figure almost that long again for the hiring process works it's way out.
     
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