Legendary Update: My Time Is Now..........

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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Something a little different. I mentioned 2 of the offers in another thread. I am also considering a company about 1/3 the size of my current company. They have Local, Regional and OTR positions open and are based about 30-45 mins from my house. Idk... I love where I am at, but I don't know if it is what I want to do for my career. A company that is based closer to home would be nice. That way I can get work done on my truck while I am taking home time.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Congratulations Millionmiler...your story is a great example of what can happen when you put your mind and energy into something. Safe travels.

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Thanks G-Town for everything, I really appreciate it. I now finally have a co driver and we will be headin out tomorrow night. I will try to get a pic of the truck if I can. Just hope it uploads ok.

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There's the picture of the truck I promised. Shes a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution with 101.7K and the DT12 Automatic. That truck is so smooth. I sure love her.

Mikey W.'s Comment
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Did you find a codriver? What part of the country are you in? My student will be in Cedar Rapids Tuesday or Wednesday and will need a codriver. He can drive and is actually pleasant to be around he is from The upper north east

millionmiler24's Comment
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Did you find a codriver? What part of the country are you in? My student will be in Cedar Rapids Tuesday or Wednesday and will need a codriver. He can drive and is actually pleasant to be around he is from The upper north east

Already got one and all over the place. Thanks.

Ryle's Comment
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Grats man, youll do well, im at the Cali terminal due to truck repairs and maint. we are rolling hard around the clock making about 625miles a day average. first run was 1240 then another 2350 in the first 3.5days. Ill say this CRST has the miles,as long as the door stays closed and the wheels are rolling. you'll make money

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

millionmiler24's Comment
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Grats man, youll do well, im at the Cali terminal due to truck repairs and maint. we are rolling hard around the clock making about 625miles a day average. first run was 1240 then another 2350 in the first 3.5days. Ill say this CRST has the miles,as long as the door stays closed and the wheels are rolling. you'll make money

For sure.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Linden R.'s Comment
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So bananas? Hey, that calls for some bananas.

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millionmiler24's Comment
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So bananas? Hey, that calls for some bananas.

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I thought I was the most BANANAS one on here.

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Phillyfan13's Comment
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Congratulations and best wishes on your next step. Continue with doing your best one day at a time!

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Safe travels,

Scot

millionmiler24's Comment
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Congrats man! Another milestone. The day you showed up here you were hoping to rebuild your life and take another shot at trucking. You've climbed steadily back into the game and now you're back out there as an official pro making a great living traveling the country. I'm super happy for ya, I really am. You've demonstrated the old adage perfectly - just take it one day at a time and keep moving relentlessly forward. There's no limit to where you can go if you'll just keep at it.

Congrats!

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I completely agree with Brett.

It's been nothing short of inspiring to witness the zeal and excitement which you've displayed as you went from homeless and barely even having food to eat, to reaching your goal of becoming a professional driver. I know what it's like to both struggle and succeed. You managed to go from one spectrum to the other without us ever hearing you whine, complain, or beg for financial help from us.

For me, that speaks volumes about your character. We salute you as a great American success story!

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All I can say is thanks and wow. I am almost in tears with emotion as I read yalls replies. No worries just happy ones though. Brett, thanks so much for starting up this site and making it into what it is today. I am slowly getting my old life back and I am loving EVERY SECOND of it. Old School, you certainly have a very inspiring way with words. I said it before and I will say it again: you certainly need to write a book about your experiences out here. I would certainly obtain a copy of it. G-Town, same with you. You sir need to write a book about your experiences out here also. Thank you all for your support and kind words throughout this entire time. I will be back on here and keep still in touch but lets just hope and pray that I come back here on 08/14/2017 and I can change my status back to Experienced Driver. Thats my next goal. Speaking of that to reach that milestone without mistakes, proper pretrip, GOAL on EVERYTHING that is a dangerous maneuver and watch distance and follow that Smith System and I should be fine. I love you all and I really want to meet you all in person one day. I want to buy yall lunch when I do. We should schedule a time that way yall can come here to Cedar Rapids and I can buy yall lunch from the nicest restaurant in town which by that time I hope I know which one that is. Also G-Town, thanks for that wake up call you gave me when I was in a rut with my NADTA road test. It helped me dig myself out brush off the dirt and get it done. Thank you all. Brett, Old School, and G-Town and others on here: you all are my guardian angels and I owe you all SO MUCH, its unreal. I love you all and thanks so much.

*08/14/2018.

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