Regional and Long Haul
Regional trucking refers to hauling freight in a defined area or division. For example, a regional driver delivering loads to Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois would cover the Midwestern region. Regional drivers might also have a dedicated route which consists of making regular deliveries to the same clients. Regional drivers typically drive throughout the week and are home for the weekends.
Long Haul jobs are performed for a regional trucking company or maybe even a shipping company or manufacturer. Long hauls, or domestic routes, usually reside within 100 miles or so of the shipment location ensuring that the driver won’t have any overnight stays. Long haul drivers typically drive a company owned truck versus their own.