Coming Up On A Yr And Thinkin Local

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Jeremy's Comment
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Im grateful for the experience ive obtained in this last yr but i think im gonna put away the inverter fridge and tv and take a local job who knew i could make as much money and sleep in my own bed and insurance i can afford phew I will not bash the company who gave me my start in this carreer when i finished school cause i apreciate everything but dang HOME EVERY NIGHT

Old School's Comment
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Jeremy, did you not enjoy the OTR lifestyle?

If all you are doing this for is to get a paycheck, then I can understand your sentiment. Personally I get more of a reward from the adventure and everyday challenges of being an OTR driver than I do from those fat paychecks I get each week.

I'd be bored to tears driving locally.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jeremy's Comment
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I actually loved every minute of it except for one thing my 8 yr old princess and 13 yr old son becoming a man in the absence of his father which has put a burden on my feelings I truly love what i do and know itll be a big change of pace for me i dont do it soley for the money but id be lieing if i said that my choice in carreer shifts wasnt partly decided by making as much as i did as a union carpenter with less physical abuse on my body. Maybe when they are all grown up ill revisit the otr experience with my wife and go cross country

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.

Old School's Comment
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I completely understand about the family.

Eric G.'s Comment
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I've been thinking once my year is up doing the same thing. I think if I was in my 20s or married I would not mind the OTR lifestyle so much. But trying to do this and still meet someone seem to be like oils and vinegar. They just don't mix.

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.

Jeremy's Comment
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Well i was married only a month ago but agree its hard trucking got me to melbourne beach where i proposed

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