Just One Of The Many Perks Of OTR

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Pianoman's Comment
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Rick, I work for Swift, so I don't have a line 5 unless I'm a lease or owner operator (I'm not). I bobtailed like 3 miles round trip. I was just hungry and it was faster to drive there at 15 mph than it was to walk there.

Chickie, I never said it was a loaded trailer! Even so, I always always always use a padlock and kingpin lock. If anything happens to that trailer, loaded or not, I'm history.


"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I don't even know if I could drop an empty unless on hometime. I know they wouldn't be thrilled if I had to drop at a truck stop as opposed to my school where it's safe. That place is guarded by a couple of big old dogs and a .38...

Matt M.'s Comment
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Empty trailers are still quite expensive. There are certain circumstances Prime will allow us to drop MTs at places other than consignees, but it is rare and almost always involves repairs.

I parked my trailer in a driveway this last time I went home, and they required me to leave the truck under it with an aircuff lock. I generally drop at one of our shippers that can always use trailers, just easier and more convenient having the truck at my house.

Like the OP I'm all about getting an uber, cab, or even walking places when we get some extra time. Lots of neat things to do out there.


The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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