Profile For Joshua J.

Joshua J.'s Info

  • Location:
    Dayton, OH

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    8 months, 3 weeks ago

Joshua J.'s Bio

Dayton Freight linehaul driver.

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Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Why do drivers stay OTR over LTL?

Definitely boring compared to the OTR jobs. And I do start at 9pm five days a week bouncing around terminals in big cities. But I don't really miss trying to find a place in Newark or NYC, sleeping in a truck, being away for weeks. And you guys are right about the extra expenses of being home. I have a family and a 250k house to pay for.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Why do drivers stay OTR over LTL?

“ But I keep hearing that LTL pays better. At least with my limited choices with a stale CDL. I could get out of debt faster.”

Buster’s Buddy; you can make very good $ OTR. If OTR is your passion and desire, don’t abandon it if it’s truly a good fit for you.

Getting out of debt is going to require time AND you being intentional about it. The fact you’re not worried about hometime gives you the ability to do your 34hr break on the road. As long as you’re intentional about not spending your $ unnecessarily, it can work. I paid off $20,000 in 14 months while getting home twice monthly and still paying the monthly household bills. In the past 14 months, I paid out $26,000 for house work, all cash.

Whatever you decide, I hope you stay intentional about that debt. Achieving that goal is a liberating experience.

I hope this helps.

Definitely pays more! I am already over 100k in November as is most LTL driver's.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Why do drivers stay OTR over LTL?

I started driving for CRST in late 2008 driving team. After a year of that I drove solo for Transport America for two years. I switched to local driving once I hit three years of experience. I had the goal of switching to LTL, so I could be home daily once I hit the three year mark. I am nearly at 11 years with Dayton Freight lines in Ohio now. I easily make twice as much as I did when I was over the road. I'm wondering why so many very experienced OTR drivers decide to stick with it instead of switching to local? I believe I made 0.40 cents a mile with TA and I'm currently at 0.718 with DFL. I drop trailers off at company terminals, so that city drivers can deliver the freight to customers in the morning. No more trying to find a place or dealing with customers. Other than bad weather and working nights all the time it's great.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Walmart Private Fleet

Lol. Fingers crossed 🤞 for you

So do you go out for five days staying at DCs and then you home for the weekend? I had one of our recruiters reach out to me on LinkedIn. I'm currently an LTL driver in Ohio that is home daily.

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