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Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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OTR: Paying your dues to land a regional gig?

Thanks guys. Appreciate your help. Be safe!

Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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OTR: Paying your dues to land a regional gig?

I am seriously considering a career change to truck driving. After spending several hours on this awesome website, I think I know the answer to my question, but would greatly value insight from those who know. Specifically, I'm wondering if all new drivers are assigned OTR routes before they can break into the regional routes?

I realize that the answer to this will depend a great deal on the individual company, but was wondering if this is a safe assumption? Reading many job postings from my local area, a year or more experience seems to be a common requirement for a regional job.

BACKGROUND: After 26+ years in the Navy and five more years with another government agency, I've had enough time away from home. But both kids are out of the house now and we can use the money, so it seems like a good time to pursue my childhood dream and drive a truck. I told my wife that for the first year or so, I might not be home more than a couple of days every two weeks or so -- she's supportive so far (we've been through worse). But I think a regional job is what I would be truly happy with.

Appreciate your insight. Thanks.

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