I Want To Touch It...

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Tankerbell's Comment
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Ok so quick background: I'm 23, newbie to otr , mostly just local corn runs with hopper bottoms. Anywho, started talking to the hubster about team otr, and we both agree the only way it'll be worth it is if we're able to find a 100% touch freight company.

I know most the all touch gigs are usually O/O only, but I figured someone here might know or have heard something different?

Otherwise it's coast to coast reefer starting at the bottom and from reading on here and other trucking forums, if you're not clearing 150k it's not worth it. Should we just wait and save up for our own rig for the full touch gigs?

And before it gets brought up: yes we have spent months at a time cooped up in a small space together *trawler out of port hadlock* and adored it. We are one of the rare couple that HAS to be around one another to the point where we are looking into about the only other career where married couples are encouraged lol. And this is much safer than deep sea trawling...

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Splitter's Comment
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Ok so quick background: I'm 23, newbie to otr , mostly just local corn runs with hopper bottoms. Anywho, started talking to the hubster about team otr, and we both agree the only way it'll be worth it is if we're able to find a 100% touch freight company.

I know most the all touch gigs are usually O/O only, but I figured someone here might know or have heard something different?

Otherwise it's coast to coast reefer starting at the bottom and from reading on here and other trucking forums, if you're not clearing 150k it's not worth it. Should we just wait and save up for our own rig for the full touch gigs?

And before it gets brought up: yes we have spent months at a time cooped up in a small space together *trawler out of port hadlock* and adored it. We are one of the rare couple that HAS to be around one another to the point where we are looking into about the only other career where married couples are encouraged lol. And this is much safer than deep sea trawling...

Hey Tankerbell, you might want to repost this in the general forum. You might get some help on there since there's usually more traffic there. All the best & God bless!

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I'm not sure I understand what you are talking about. You actually want to load and unload everything??

I also don't understand the $150k comment. You can earn excellent income as Company team drivers without all the risks associated with driving, and attempting to run a business and it's apparent you know nothing about that business.

Fact. You don't have to pull a reefer to team.

Fact.. you should never become an owner operator until you understand how the trucking business works and have a successful track record of several years OTR experience.

I really wonder why on Earth you'd want 100% touch freight.

I'm completely baffled.

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.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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