What does it look like to drive a regional truck driving route?
Posted: June 11, 2019
Whether you’re new to truck driving or have been driving for a while, you’re most likely familiar with the idea of regional routes. However, do you know what a regional truck driving route really looks like?
Regional routes allow truck drivers to run in specific regions of the country instead of the over-the-road cross-country trips that are generally associated with trucking. Since regional routes cover a smaller area, regional truck drivers are typically away for fewer days at a time and are able to enjoy more frequent home time. For instance, here at Whiteline, we hire primarily CDL-A regional truck drivers. This allows us the ability to offer our drivers home time every weekend. It’s a great added benefit in addition to everything else we give our drivers and is especially helpful for drivers who want more work/life balance or have important responsibilities at home.
Another thing we love about regional truck driving routes is that they allow drivers to form working relationships with the customers they see on a regular basis. As a driver, not only are you able to provide a higher level of customer service and cultivate stronger relationships, but you’ll also be able to get more familiar with each customer’s loading and operating procedures.
Saving time is something that’s important to all drivers. If you’re driving a regional route, it won’t take you long to get to know the major highways and trucking infrastructure throughout your route. As you become more knowledgeable about the roadways, you’ll be able to maximize your efficiency when it comes to refueling, rest stops and choosing alternate routes when necessary.
Does it sound like a regional truck driving job is the right driving career for you? Feel free to reach out to one of our recruiters to learn more about what you can expect from a regional route at Whiteline.