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Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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OTR a prerequisite?

Very informative Guy. Im trackin'...So basically if you work OTR freight, you want to work a solid OTR schedule that keeps you moving.

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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OTR a prerequisite?

I meant to say I will look at Roehl and Knight.

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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OTR a prerequisite?

Woody, I agree, one day off for every 7 out is a bit much and I would not want to put them or myself through that for an extended period of time.

Now the examples you gave would be excellent I think for me. 5 and 2 or 7-10 out with 2 off is very manageable for the family.

The 14 and 7 almost sounds like too much time off for me. That would be like a whole week without pay right? If I leave the military, I will certainly give Roehl a look.

As far as getting home more often, actually the schedules you mentioned are kind of what I meant. I just thought starting out I wouldn't have much of say and would be gone 6 weeks at time until I got experience to have more of a say.

Thanks all! Keep the info coming!

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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OTR a prerequisite?

Will do, thanks!

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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OTR a prerequisite?

Thanks for the advice. I'm presumed this was the case. Yes, trucking truth is amazing!

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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OTR a prerequisite?

I have heard from a lot of folks that OTR is a really bad idea for family. However isn't doing my year or so OTR going to be about the only way to get into the industry before I can get somthing that gets me home more?

That said I have a fairly solid family. My wife gave birth to our son while I was deployed to Afghanistan and I didn't get to see them until he was 8 months old. To top it off this was while we were stationed in Germany away from her family.

My wife is supportive of me going into ddriving even though I am worried it may be unfair to them.

So my original question...is otr unofficially the only gateway in?

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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Exact First Year Income. Week by Week!

Wow Thx Daniel! This tells me you gotta put the money up when it's good cause you may need it next week to live.

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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Have Any of Y'all Heard of This Program?

Thanks! If I end up doing this, I think I'm gonna go with the one in Jacksonville.

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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Have Any of Y'all Heard of This Program?

I know you don't really recommend schools Brett but does Roadmaster have a solid reputation?

Posted:  10 years, 4 months ago

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Have Any of Y'all Heard of This Program?

What I'm trying to figure out is do they have a school you attend or do they just help you find one? I'm leary about their promise of making 35k-45k$ first year...maybe they are including VA benifits you could be entitled to in that figure. I'm considering separating from the Air Force due to the massive cuts we are making (25K personnel over the next few years!) and considering a trucking career. I'm very cautious over a lot of schools and trucking companies that place and emphasis on "helping vets" and wonder if they are just after my Post 911 GI bill.

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