Where Does Starting A Family Fit In?

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Jessica G.'s Comment
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Hello everyone I am a 25yr old part-time student who have been co-piloting for almost 2yrs. I recently decided that I want to drive trucks since my bf doesn't seem to want to come off the road any time soon. Plus I see the how much he's making and I want in on the action. My problem is I want to get married and I want to have children as well as finish school and start on my career. So I want to know when is a good age to have children and since I've never seen a pregnant truck driver what happens when a female truck driver gets pregnant?

Starcar's Comment
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I've had 2 gf's who drove while preggo....But they came off the road at 7 months. But they were right back out there riding with their respective spouses after the baby was born !!. I personally can't imagine a diaper pail in a truck....but I guess you do what ya gotta do. Kelly has be back on the road for 2 years solid. their daughter doesn't know what layin' in a bed that doesn't vibrate is like...lol They plan on home schooling, so I don't see Kelly coming off the road any time soon. And she's back to driving too, while hubby takes care of the baby girl....

AlohaMama's Comment
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I'm gonna assume that they own their trucks??? I've been looking at some of the passenger policies at it looks like the standard range is 10-12??? I take it this is due to mostly insurance policies??? Anyone know of a company where age is not an issue...? Would love to take my son OTR if that's possessible!!! I won't mention his age for ya'lls protection LOL

Thanks in advance!

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.

Starcar's Comment
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The age limit thing isn't really the trucking companys' decision...its their insurance company. So I doubt you will find a company with an expansive rider policy. And yes, Kelly and her hubby are O/O's...And because of that, they can't really afford to have Kelly at home with the baby...Owning a truck is a money pit...We sold out and thank the good lord that we were able to come out free and clear.

AlohaMama's Comment
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That's what I thought about being O/O...and that it's the insurance companies that set those policies. Well I'll just keep my eye out for a company policies... Of course I'll stay where I'm at for a minimum of 1yr.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RedGator's Comment
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That's what I thought about being O/O...and that it's the insurance companies that set those policies. Well I'll just keep my eye out for a company policies... Of course I'll stay where I'm at for a minimum of 1yr.

WELs policy is 6 years old

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
AlohaMama's Comment
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That's what I thought about being O/O...and that it's the insurance companies that set those policies. Well I'll just keep my eye out for a company policies... Of course I'll stay where I'm at for a minimum of 1yr.

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WELs policy is 6 years old

Thanks RedGator!!!! Now to do some research on them :)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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