On The Road Again?

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Tim F.'s Comment
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So I’ve been offered a return to the dedicated account I used to run with Roehl (subject to DOT physical and drug screen). I came off the road to spend more time with my son. What I’ve found out is I really don’t spend any more time with my son AND I Put in a lot of hours on my local job, so it prevents me from quality home time each night. Right now I lean towards going back regional home every weekend for my reset. I’ll keep you posted as to what I decide.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Tim, sorry no one addressed this. I've said many times that most local truck driving jobs aren't worth having for exactly the reasons you've found yourself. The days are so long that you hardly get any time at home anyhow. You come home, eat, shower, and go to bed. Then you spend half of your days off sleeping to recover from the long days.

I found over the years that running regional and getting home on weekends is a great mix. You have plenty of time out there to turn a ton of miles and enjoy the travelling. Then you get enough time at home on the weekends to spend some quality time with everyone. Great paychecks, some good travelling, and some good home time.

I ran regional for a couple of years with US Xpress back in the day and I was still getting 3,000 miles a week and getting home every weekend for 36 - 48 hours. I thought it was great.

Let us know how it goes!

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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