Finding A Mate After You've Started Trucking.

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Chris eff's Comment
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Hi everyone its been in the back of my mind that after I become a truck driver it would be hard to find a wife/girlfriend after i have started trucking. I would like OTR which most of you say i will start out as anyways. I imagine this because OTR drivers are always gone.. days and weeks at a time. Plus who knows if you'll be driving the same routes and going to all the same places. On the other hand i know that anyone who's serious about you will meet you halfway and understand that your job requires being gone for long periods of time. Has anyone here found love after becoming a long distance driver?

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Well...here's a flip to that coin...if you were already involved, your wife/gf might not like it and give you hell for it. Meeting someone new, that is something they must accept.

Those I know in trucking met their wives on the road and now they team. One friend told me he fell in love with his wife when he saw her pull into a truck stop and back in without doing a pull up. She jumped out of the truck and he introduced himself. They have been driving 14 years together now.

Another of my friends was a trainer and trained a woman. They were so good together they started teaming and three years later got.married. they been married six years.

So is it possible? Sure. Even before I came into trucking I was the perfect trucker /military gf. Miss you love you can't wait to see you...then you get home and get back on the road before you can annoy me. Hahaha

Keep in mind too that home time can be wherever you want... And if possible and the company allows it, you can bring her along occasionally.

One friend would have his wife take a two week vacation from her job then he'd pick her up and take her out for a couple weeks, being sure to go to fun places like Vegas or Florida beaches or something.

I'm still looking for a really hot poor guy, or an old rich one with a heart problem. Seems more likely you will find a woman than I'll find my guy hahhah

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris eff's Comment
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Thanks rainy D i hope you find your mate.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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The problem is Rainy keeps getting sidetracked stalking guys on TT, lol.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Lol, you'll find someone when you least expect it. I came to my company fresh out of cdl school. The female trainer i was supposed to go with for 30 days had some appointments for routine medical screening. The student coordinator told me on a Thursday after orientation, that my trainer wouldnt be in til Tuesday or Wednesday of the following week. I told her, if necessary, I would wait, however I was hoping to get started sooner. She then asked me Iifuf I was willing to go with a male trainer. I told her it didn't matter as a trainer is a trainer and gender made no difference to me.

Turns out a guy I had already been talking to outside, was a trainer who had just come in for a 10 hour break and didn't have a student, because he had told them he needed a break from training. Anna and I walk outside to smoke and there he was. She asked him right in front of me if he was willing to take a female student. He did not know it would be me. He almost exactly mimicked my earlier response to her, except instead of trainer he said student. She looked at me, formally introduced us and told me to get my belongings. We left that night. We became friends and kept in touch after I went solo. We began dating and sharing home time and have been teaming, which I have enjoyed. Now it's time for us to move on. Yep we are still happily unmarried and dating, but safety has asked me to train, and trying to push him to return to training.

I've seen other future couples meet during a company orientation, and like the friend who saw a female driver backing. .. lol we are out here and there are some great gals at home willing to pursue a relationship with an OTR driver too.

Keep yourself up, don't go around looking like some greasy pig lol, and i would be willing to bet, when you least expect it, you'll meet someone.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Gladhand's Comment
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The problem is Rainy keeps getting sidetracked stalking guys on TT, lol.

Thats why I run west 11, she can't catch me out here haha!! rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Errol V.'s Comment
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Hi everyone its been in the back of my mind that after I become a truck driver it would be hard to find a wife/girlfriend after i have started trucking. I would like OTR which most of you say i will start out as anyways. I imagine this because OTR drivers are always gone.. days and weeks at a time. Plus who knows if you'll be driving the same routes and going to all the same places. On the other hand i know that anyone who's serious about you will meet you halfway and understand that your job requires being gone for long periods of time. Has anyone here found love after becoming a long distance driver?

Chris, you asked a question that almost doesn't have a good answer. On the road, you don't get face time with anyone except other drivers. 😞 As Sue related, is possible, but two truckers meeting up on the road is a tall order.

I had a similar experience in another time, another place, another universe. It is possible to build a relationship with a potential Significant Other without actually meeting. Phone, text, email, video chat can help. These can work on a daily basis, but sooner or later you have to arrange a physical get together.

Good luck.

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.

Diver Driver's Comment
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I'm still looking for a really hot poor guy, or an old rich one with a heart problem. Seems more likely you will find a woman than I'll find my guy hahhah

The problem is Rainy keeps getting sidetracked stalking guys on TT, lol.

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Thanks you two, that's the best thing I've read all day.

Rainy,I could tell you some advantages of being a diver, but this is a family friendly website. Lol

Remy E.'s Comment
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And here I am avoiding relationships like the plague!

Patrick R.'s Comment
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I tried to offer myself to Rainy but she kept turning me down. Chicks hate romantics :P lol

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