Profile For tripletdad

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  • Location:
    OH

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    Experienced Driver

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    8 years, 5 months ago

tripletdad's Bio

43 year old divorced dad of six. Changed careers from finance, and haven’t looked back.

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Posted:  1 year ago

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Does anyone workout while on the road?

Two things, first I was at a receiver and saw a guy outside his truck in the middle of a full workout, complete with a bench and dumbbells. I was impressed Secondly, I do work out some in the truck, but I also got a planet fitness membership. They have locations everywhere, and I can usually find a location that will easily allow me to park my truck. Bigger bonus to that is that the showers are usually decent, lot of times you can park overnight, and let’s just say that the scenery is better than the average Pilot or Loves…

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Thinking about selling my house and staying in the truck

Renting the house. Idk why I put sell the house. Household stuff they I don’t store.

I’m confused; are you renting your house, or paying a mortgage?

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I pay $1200 a month for rent in my house

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The numbers are easy and I’d put stuff in storage; climate controlled like suggested.

If you own your house and consider renting it, just keep in mind you’ll probably need a good property manager, since you’ll be an absentee owner.

If you’re renting, I’d say you’re currently wasting $$ on rent. Save the $$. Debt free is a great feeling.

Good luck. 😎

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Thinking about selling my house and staying in the truck

Then I have a pretty good nest egg to either buy a house earlier or to stay in hotels on my time off.

The economics here are very clear. Store your stuff and save the money. That’s what I did and it has been a good decision. The only thing I see that could go wrong is if you break up with your girlfriend. What then?

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Thinking about selling my house and staying in the truck

Hi, I’ve not been here for a while, just been busy with life I guess. Still driving, going on my third year and I’m thinking it might be time to do it full time. I pay $1200 a month for rent in my house and I spend an average of 3 nights a month there. The rest of the time, I’m either in the truck, visiting my parents or at my girlfriends house (which is literally two houses away from mine. My biggest concern is with storaing my stuff. What does well in a house, probably won’t do well in a storage unit. I don’t want to sell my furniture, beds, etc for fire sale prices and have to buy it all again later. My plan is to lose the house payment, utilities, insurance etc and save about $50k a year for 2-3 years and then buy a house and go local. Storage is $100 a month, or I can use my parents garage for free. Stay with my gf on the weekends (she’s 100% with this plan as it benefits us both and she is also actively saving similar amount so we will be able to buy a $2-300k house in cash in just a few years. ) Thoughts from people that have done this?

Posted:  2 years ago

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Weird/Interesting Loads

Ahh, good old millis.

Ive not had any weird loads, but when i was at millis, i had about ten boxes of floor tiles i took from tile shop in michigan to tile shop in indianapolis.

New job, the weirdest so far is 39,000 pounds of the scent beads they put in some laundry detergent. My trailer smelled amazing.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Paid training, OTR with wife onboard

I went through my cdl training at millis. Good training, but i know they didn't allow passengers for 30 or 60 days after I went solo.

Posted:  2 years ago

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The “Knock on the door”

Never have gotten a knock. Im parked at a consignee tonight in lexington, ky. Quiet area right near the horse park, and that's the type of places I typically try to stay overnight.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Did I just lose my job

We've all been there. I hit s concrete pole and bent a wheel, blew two tires and scraped up a trailer. I got a callback from safety after they did their investigating and was told "keep your head on a swivel and always check your mirrors". That was it. Still employed, and about a month later, they still paid me my safety bonus for that month.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Lil'Red Ridinghood's journey into the forest of trucking

Idk if its been mentioned or not, but millis transfer is who i did my training with. Good training, and the accomodstions were nice.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Looking to take the leap.

If it was a felony conviction, then report it as a felony. If i remember correctly, most companies just ask if you've been convicted in the last ten years.

I went through a similar path when I decided to leave my contort zone and do what i wanted. Went to Millis Transfer for my training, and highly recommend them. After my contract term ended, i moved to another company, where I'm happy and making double the money. Most training companies are training on automatic trucks. Not all, though. Ivr got the restriction on mine, and it's been fine. I wish i didn't have it, but it won't limit you as much as you think.

Good luck to you

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