A Husband And Wife Trucking Journey

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PJ's Comment
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Larry it’s been interesting reading your journey. First off I want to say you and your bride have done awesome. I feel your pain of the current situation also. I got my license and experience with an end game of working where I currently am. It’s a 4-5 day a week job and home every weekend, and making as much or more in some cases than OTR jobs. It’s a small company with top notch equipment and I am free to equip my truck any way I choose. They recently sold out to a international corporation and things are all up in the air. I initally was leaving so I didn’t have to go through the changes. They talked me into staying however with a 1 yr contract. I had some idea of some things that may occur and safe guarded myself to the point possible. Some days things go smoother than others, but overall its still good. You have found out that no matter the company size you actually have a handful or less of folks that you work closely with and determines your succuss. It always feels like starting over when shakeups occur. I wish you all the best


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.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PackRat's Comment
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Just read your thread from cover to cover. Very inspirational! Anyone with a spouse thinking about teaming should read it. Lots of great information.good-luck.gif

Kate K2's Comment
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Larry, thanks so much or documenting and sharing your experience. As one half of a couple considering taking this path, your thread was just full of great info and really seems to give a clear picture of your experiences. It also set my mind at ease about couples training together in the same truck.

I was looking at a video of those FL Cascadias and thought, "well, that looks very cool!" Hearing your experience with them changes my perception now. At least from a team perspective. What make/model truck did you drive to start out?

I feel like my favorite TV show ended with a cliff-hanger and I am hoping we don't have to wait until the fall to learn how things work out for you both! good-luck-2.gif


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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