Life Gets In The Way Of Over-The-Road Driving

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Rick, Mindfreak, Old School, G-Town, Paul, and Rainy, Thank you all so much for your kind words. My wife is my true soulmate. She is my partner, best friend and better half. We make all big decisions like this together, with lots of long conversations. You all are like good friends. I wish you all continued success. Rainy, I hope you get that houseboat sooner rather than later.

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Spoken like someone who isn't married. When I got into trucking a little over a year ago, it was a big hardship on my wife and kids. Luckily, things swung my way quicker than expected and I now drive locally, making slot more money than I was in OTR

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So, my plans have changed. OTR will no longer be an option for me in the near future. I lost my job Saturday. First thought for my wife and I was it's a good time to make the leap into trucking. By today, Monday, we both changed our minds. She really would miss me and I her. Also, it's just the two of us and our dogs. She can't handle working all day and taking care of everything with the house. I have to much to take care of here. So, being away for long stretches won't work.

Thanks so much to Brett and this site. It has really helped me to learn everything I needed to make a well informed decision. I am currently looking for different jobs. Although, I did apply for a dock to driver job. I need to be working and have an income.

I will still hang out here and chime in from time to time. Thanks also to everyone on this site.

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I kinda getchu but I won't be as nice. Really, what is the problem? Do you want to support your family, or do you want to work for 8 bucks an hour as a security guard? Men do what they have to do. Better men than you have sailed off to catch lobsters, or fight pirates, or get sunk by Nazi submarines. You either want to drive a truck, or you don't.

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.

Pianoman's Comment
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Spoken like someone who isn't married. When I got into trucking a little over a year ago, it was a big hardship on my wife and kids. Luckily, things swung my way quicker than expected and I now drive locally, making slot more money than I was in OTR

Hey Shiva, where you making the big bucks? I'm enjoying being home every night, but I'm having a harder time making the big $$$ than I originally expected.

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.

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