Springfield MO

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  1. LTLlife

    LTLlife Member

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    Looking for alittle info on that center mainly about linehaul.

    What's the shortest run??
    Where all do they run too at night?
    Any daytime linehaul runs?
    Do everybody work during the winter time or is it a stuggle?
     
  2. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    There are about 5 linehaul runs there. Plan on being on the extraboard for a long time. Out 5 off 2. You'll work all year long.
     
  3. mildew

    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bigger break terminals have schedule runs a new driver can get in his first year that a 10 year driver at a smaller terminal would give his right arm for.

    If that makes any sense. I'm saying, if being home is important, a new driver should look into a large terminal. Many drivers transfer from a large terminal to a smaller terminal after they gain seniority.
     
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  4. cracker

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    Do your linehaul drivers have assigned trucks or Slip seat?
     
  5. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Assigned trucks. Scheduled drivers share with a city driver or another linehaul driver. Extraboard drivers generally have a truck to themselves.
     
  6. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

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    Extra board drivers get the new trucks. And they are untouchable. I've tried.
     
  7. LTLlife

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    Do the run regional or cross the country
     
  8. ltlfan

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    Regional unless you want to stay out more. I have stayed out for up to three weeks, and was never more than two or three dispatches from home.

    Super busy now I guess that is why it is so dead on here.
     

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