Are There Jobs My Wife Can Do In The Cab While I Drive?

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John F.'s Comment
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Are there jobs that my wife can do in the cab while I drive? I am looking into going back to OTR driving an now the kids are gone, our house has sold and my lovely wife asked if there was something she could do with me as I drive. Looking into something online or any ideas would be appreciated as well.

Thank you

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.

Anchorman's Comment
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Are there jobs that my wife can do in the cab while I drive? I am looking into going back to OTR driving an now the kids are gone, our house has sold and my lovely wife asked if there was something she could do with me as I drive. Looking into something online or any ideas would be appreciated as well.

Thank you

She should get her CDL and drive with you.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Are there jobs that my wife can do in the cab while I drive? I am looking into going back to OTR driving an now the kids are gone, our house has sold and my lovely wife asked if there was something she could do with me as I drive. Looking into something online or any ideas would be appreciated as well.

Thank you

Could your wife get a CDL? Many companies will do the training for free for a "significant other". You'd drive team style.

Being in the truck, phone jobs are out of the question.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Phil C.'s Comment
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Are there jobs that my wife can do in the cab while I drive? I am looking into going back to OTR driving an now the kids are gone, our house has sold and my lovely wife asked if there was something she could do with me as I drive. Looking into something online or any ideas would be appreciated as well.

Thank you

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She should get her CDL and drive with you.

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Beth S.'s Comment
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Freelance work based on the PC is the main thing I can think of. Graphic design, typing, taxes, whatever she can do. Theoretically I could do my current contract work while riding.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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She could write a book or a blog about your exploits as an OTR driver.

Or

She could hand-sew or knit things and sell them at truck stops or online.

That's all I got right now

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.

JJ's Comment
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Great question! i have been thinking of jobs you can do while riding along too.. i think online stuff is the most obvious.. what about telemarketing? i know thats not a great job but its something or maybe some kind of school for computer work if not knowledgeable enough..

Beth S.'s Comment
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Great question! i have been thinking of jobs you can do while riding along too.. i think online stuff is the most obvious.. what about telemarketing? i know thats not a great job but its something or maybe some kind of school for computer work if not knowledgeable enough..

Too loud in a truck for telemarketing.

Ahbleza's Comment
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Unfortunately any at home telemarketing /customer service jobs require a land line phone or high speed Internet (hotspots don't count). I would say you have some great options given including contract work,or doing something crafty and selling on ebay or truck stops.

Only idea i have is that if she is good at language, and can identify and correct grammatical errors(notice i have horrible grammar) , is an editor or proofreader. I have an acquaintance that does this. Look around online there are numerous possibilities out there.

Scott O.'s Comment
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This is going to make me sound bad but I don't care lol.. I thought you was asking about what type of duties she can do in the truck lol like cleaning it out,windows and make the bed... Lol never would of guessed a real job...I'm sorry...

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