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OTR driver looking for a good long haul job with a SMALL company. (Rochester, Indiana)

I'm an OTR driver looking for a good long haul job with a small company. Van or reefer, possibly flatbed or grain hopper. Home time is wide open. No real limit, if I can get what I need. Doing temp runs and side jobs till the right long haul job comes along. Looking for something with long term possibilities, beyond this current climate.

About me:

30 years experience. Mainly vans and reefers. Some flatbed, tanker, grain hopper. A year in ND oilfields, 14/15. All lower 48 states. Every transmission up to 18 speed, wheelbases to 290. CDL A with tanker, renewed till 2029. New 2 year DOT physical. Completely clean MVR and PSP. No criminal record ever. No drugs EVER, registered in the FMCSA clearinghouse. Lifetime NON smoker. I don't drink alcohol, and haven't touched it in over 20 years. No DUIs EVER. Good physical condition. Can still pass an Army PT test easily. 8 year US Army infantry veteran, 86 - 94, Honorable.

I'm a direct and straightforward guy. Not really a small talker. Like to take care of business. Back up my word, and looking for the same. No real patience for dishonesty or playing games.

My major priority is getting into a solid, reliable truck. Without that nothing else matters. I will not put my record at risk driving junk equipment. Been at this so long I find any problems pretty quickly. I do prefer a truck with a little wheelbase, strong power, decent sleeper, preferably stick shift, 75 mph. Almost anything Peterbilt/Kenworth, longer Freightliners, and some others. I don't make any long term commitments for standard fleet type trucks anymore. I will drive them on temporary deals, but they're not a long term solution for me. Just being up front. I will not drive Macks, anything with Paccar or Maxxforce engines, super single tires, any kind of radar, any inward facing cameras.

Looking to hit 3k miles a week or better. If the miles are available I can do 4k+ miles in a week legally, even on Elogs. Very good at managing my hours and trip planning. My ideal job would be steady cross country runs and big mile OTR. Run pretty much anywhere, with a few exceptions. I don't go to NYC/Long Island, unless it's a big mile load or there is serious incentive. Don't go to Canada. Avoid the deep northeast, meaning anything east of New York state or north of New Jersey. Will go for a good load, but I'm not looking to bounce around the northeast for days.

Looking for reasonable pay for my experience. Obviously I'm not going to accept rookie pay. I do bring a lot of hard earned experience and a clean record to the table, and I'm quite serious about what I do. I can do W2 or 1099. For any 1099 jobs I'm looking for pay at the end of each week, no holds. One too many battles over pay on 1099 jobs, so that's how I work now. If that kind of arrangement doesn't work for you we can't do business. I don't pay bonds or escrow, and I don't sign any crazy contracts. A basic contract is fine. Yes, I do read them.

I have absolutely NO interest in ANY big fleets, or anyone leased to them. I will pull their brokered freight, but I will not answer to them for anything. I will not pull big fleet trailers. Smaller is better to me. Prefer 25 trucks or less, or reasonably close. Not interested in being handcuffed to any mega customers. You can probably guess who I'm referring to. For anything dedicated I would be looking for some serious miles.

Being up front, I do check companies out pretty well now. Much like I'm checked out. Figure that won't bother serious people. Looking to avoid any more disasters. If it's out there I'm probably going to see it. Junk equipment, serious problems with the DOT, or a history of screwing drivers are obvious deal breakers. Not going to waste any time on dead ends. Just saying.

If you have what I need, and I could be what you need, please contact me.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this poster.

post id: 7749538970

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