LTL stands for less than truckload. Ltl trucking jobs often have multiple stops for unloading. It most often is inside city limits or near a metro area.
Often the LTL trucking jobs start early in the morning and you might finish when stops are done or when the last business closes for the day.
As you might guess LTL jobs can be more busy type work. Jumping in and out the truck and maybe even using a pallet jack to get off your stops. Different LTL trucking companies or division operate differently.
LTL Drivers get paid pretty well but the pay can vary greatly because the way a LTL carrier operates and compensates vary. Some pay by the mile and by the stop. The local trucking jobs might pay most by the hour and sometimes the stops.
There are also some regional LTL jobs.
There is a lot of specialization within the LTL freight trucking arena. For instance lift gate service or residential service.
A lot of your local trucking jobs will be LTL trucking jobs too.
Can you give us a better description of what it is like to have this type of trucking job?
How is it different from pulling a dry van? What extra training will you need? How long does it take get get trained?
Did you go to a school to get training or did you learn on the job? Is there a school that provides the training for this type of job?
What extra responsibilities did you have pulling this type of freight?
How long did you do this type of trucking job for?
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Was the extra work worth the money or did you get the same pay as when you pulled dry van?
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