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Gladhand's Comment
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Don't know necessarily if I should post this, but felt the need to update. Things have been going alright, but after doing otr for a little more than a year, I am kind of over it. The romance of it all has come to an end. So now I am planning to go back to doing Wal-Mart as a surge driver and just work on saving money up for future plans.

I love that I have got to see the country for the most part. It's an experience I'll remember for a long time. Now I want to go back to being able to do some basic things that I can't quite do on the road.

I highly recommend people do otr for at least a year. The experience alone is well worth it.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Steve L.'s Comment
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I really like that you played this very smart; being able to make the change within the company.

You'll do great!

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Not a surprise at all.

Last Shadow's Comment
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Gladhand, good luck on your future endeavors.

Don't know necessarily if I should post this, but felt the need to update. Things have been going alright, but after doing otr for a little more than a year, I am kind of over it. The romance of it all has come to an end. So now I am planning to go back to doing Wal-Mart as a surge driver and just work on saving money up for future plans.

I love that I have got to see the country for the most part. It's an experience I'll remember for a long time. Now I want to go back to being able to do some basic things that I can't quite do on the road.

I highly recommend people do otr for at least a year. The experience alone is well worth it.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Gladhand's Comment
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I really like that you played this very smart; being able to make the change within the company.

You'll do great!

That is the awesome part. I am planning on moving to Phoenix and it will be less of hassle due to swift having a lot of opportunities there.

Not a surprise at all.

Haha, yeah, it's a rough one. I think what had bothered me is just missing normal things such as a kitchen and being able to shower without shower shoes. I may contact you later down the line. Planning on doing ltl in the future.

Gladhand, good luck on your future endeavors.

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Don't know necessarily if I should post this, but felt the need to update. Things have been going alright, but after doing otr for a little more than a year, I am kind of over it. The romance of it all has come to an end. So now I am planning to go back to doing Wal-Mart as a surge driver and just work on saving money up for future plans.

I love that I have got to see the country for the most part. It's an experience I'll remember for a long time. Now I want to go back to being able to do some basic things that I can't quite do on the road.

I highly recommend people do otr for at least a year. The experience alone is well worth it.

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Thanks for that!

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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I'd be happy to help. You'll do well no matter where you land.

Big Scott's Comment
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Well good luck with everything. And please keep us posted. Your no nonsense way of putting things helps lots of people.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Good Luck to you. No one will fault your decision. Best part is, when that wanderlust hits. You can always go back.

Drive Safe and God Speed

Pianoman's Comment
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A man with a plan--I like it. How soon are you going back on Walmart then?

And I totally agree with your advice on getting at least one year of OTR experience. It was tough but the experience has come in handy so many times.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Good luck gladhand

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