California Or Texas? I'm Moving!

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Flatie C.'s Comment
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Hi TTErs! It's been 2 weeks since I got back from my vacation and had a blast! I have a question for those living in California. Do we need to retake everything if ever I will move there? I got engaged last month to my long time partner and thinking about relocating to maybe L.A or Dallas,TX..but I'm kind of confused!! I really like OTR but I don't think I still wana be on the road for a while when I get married haha! Maybe one more year then I might go local..

So I'm planing on relocating anytime soon but can't decide!! I'm more concern pretty much with the job opportunity. Is better to move in california or texas?? Advice?

Anyway here's a photo of me at Batu cave Kuala Lumpur Malaysia! Just thought wana share! Keep rocking truckers!! Be safe out there!

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Parrothead66's Comment
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Texas, no state income tax & definitely a lower cost of living. CONGRATULATIONS btwdancing.gif

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I've been shackled to this dreadful state of CA all my life. I cannot fathom why anyone would want to live here. I want to run away from this place but my entire family and friends live here.

Texas, in a heartbeat, without a shadow of a doubt.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I'm with Daniel. Who the hell would move to California on purpose. Texas is my vote!

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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The only people who like CA are people who have never been outside of CA. They don't know what they don't know.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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I will vote for Texas if you like big rigs but don't want to do otr... 3rd friendliest big rig state in the country... Oklahoma is # 1....had a client tell me the other day that his driver went to get his California sticker the other day and got 3 tickets for vehicle maintenance... went and did the repairs but when he came back to get his sticker, there was a new inspector there training a rocky and lord... the poor guy walked away with 5 new tickets... not funny at all

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.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I will vote for Texas if you like big rigs but don't want to do otr... 3rd friendliest big rig state in the country... Oklahoma is # 1....had a client tell me the other day that his driver went to get his California sticker the other day and got 3 tickets for vehicle maintenance... went and did the repairs but when he came back to get his sticker, there was a new inspector there training a rocky and lord... the poor guy walked away with 5 new tickets... not funny at all

Yeah and I drive a fuel tanker in this state. Every day I come home walking "weird" because of what all these stupid over-regulations do to me over gasoline vapors.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I grew up in the Los Angeles area, live there for most of 40 years. I watched La La Land mostly to see the planetarium at Griffith Park, the Angels Flight and Watts Towers (and more, in the movie)

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My advice, move somewhere else. Yes, even Texas.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Why don't you do your tankers between tx and ok? I have a client that only does those runs and lord are they happy.... at first they wanted to specialized on just running hydrochloride but the gaz prices had to made them switch o crude and they are very happy

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I will vote for Texas if you like big rigs but don't want to do otr... 3rd friendliest big rig state in the country... Oklahoma is # 1....had a client tell me the other day that his driver went to get his California sticker the other day and got 3 tickets for vehicle maintenance... went and did the repairs but when he came back to get his sticker, there was a new inspector there training a rocky and lord... the poor guy walked away with 5 new tickets... not funny at all

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Yeah and I drive a fuel tanker in this state. Every day I come home walking "weird" because of what all these stupid over-regulations do to me over gasoline vapors.

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.
Rick S.'s Comment
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Texas, no state income tax & definitely a lower cost of living.

Absolutely this. ^^^^

California - between the cost of living and the state (and sometimes municipal) income taxes is second only to NYC. The regulatory environment is INSANE. And the political environment (even for a liberal), has both business and individuals streaming out of the state.

Rick

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