Christian Truck Drivers

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ChickieMonster's Comment
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I would be interested in knowing how you all handle Sundays? Does your company allow you to have your home time then or do you get to shut down for the day? Or do you just give the profit from Sundays to charity or church. I am asking because this is the only drawback I have on trucking. I have grown up not working at all on Sundays and have been very firm on not working on Sunday with my past employers. Interested to hear how you Christian Truckers handle this.

Sunday's are hard. There are no days off in trucking. But I have noticed that there are "trucker chapels" set up at quite a few truck stops that have daily and Sunday services. Keep an eye out for those.

We also like to stream sermons from a pastor friend of ours when we can.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jetguy's Comment
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I would be interested in knowing how you all handle Sundays? Does your company allow you to have your home time then or do you get to shut down for the day? Or do you just give the profit from Sundays to charity or church. I am asking because this is the only drawback I have on trucking. I have grown up not working at all on Sundays and have been very firm on not working on Sunday with my past employers. Interested to hear how you Christian Truckers handle this.

Conservative. Another option, besides the chapels in the dry van trailers is: apply for a dedicated or regional job where you get a 34 hour reset on weekends at home. Swift has this where they give you a choice of your primary day at home- Sat or Sun. Do a search on Errol's posts, he wrote about this. In his situation he would start back up Sun afternoon or early Mon morning.

Streaming a sermon is good also.

Also it looks like the first year of driving it's very good to be OTR. To get experience.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jeff B.'s Comment
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Great thread, add me to the list of fellow believers. I am not a truck driver yet, I tested yesterday in school but I fudged my alley dock, I retest Wednesday and Lord willing, I will have no issues.

Samuel M.'s Comment
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I'm a Christian and a truck driver.

Just wondering if there are any Christian drivers on this forum. Would like to hear from you and your experience in truck driving. Thanks and God bless.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I'm a Christian and a truck driver.

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Just wondering if there are any Christian drivers on this forum. Would like to hear from you and your experience in truck driving. Thanks and God bless.

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What's your definition of a Christian. (This could turn into a lively discussion!)

Rob D.'s Comment
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What's your definition of a Christian. (This could turn into a lively discussion!)

This could become more heated than the O/O Lease Ops vs. Company Driver debate.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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What's your definition of a Christian. (This could turn into a lively discussion!)

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This could become more heated than the O/O Lease Ops vs. Company Driver debate.

Ok, the last time I got off topic here, I really took a lot of heat, and deservedly so. Don't want to stir the septic tank again. But I do respect those who have Christian values. Must be hard to find places of worship while OTR.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Not true. I see signs of God everyday all around me.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Not true. I see signs of God everyday all around me.

PackRat, well said. Your heart is in the right place, no pun intended.

Hey, how's orientation going? Are you able to stay awake?

PackRat's Comment
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Yes.

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