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Schism's Comment
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They are doing round trips in to Boston MA 3x every day ?

http://www.concordcoachlines.com/index.php/careers/62-motorcoach-operator

This post is not indicating I am interested . Its just something I came across this morning during coffee .

Doing repeat trips to Boston ( Logan Airport ) via Concord NH (terminal ) and Littleton NH( my neck of the woods ) every day .

Starting pay on the low end is reasonable , but I cant imagine coach driving is any more stable mentally than USPS would be , and we all know their history .

Anyone here ever drive coach , or know someone ? Ive read on the 'other' forum that some OTR drivers have left the road for route driving and predictable income and home time .

~S~

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Operators must safely operate a 45 foot motor coach between any two given points, any time of the day, for up to 15 working hours per day, not to exceed 70 hours in 8 days.

That's why getting a local job in trucking is something I normally discourage for anyone looking to get started in trucking but get home every night. Yeah, you'll get home every night. But just long enough to eat, take a shower, and pass out for 6 hours before getting up and doing it again. Rough schedule.

Schism's Comment
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I noticed the expectation there too Brett . I cant imagine the quality of life in route driving a coach bus is really any good .

Greg's Comment
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Operators must safely operate a 45 foot motor coach between any two given points, any time of the day, for up to 15 working hours per day, not to exceed 70 hours in 8 days.

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That's why getting a local job in trucking is something I normally discourage for anyone looking to get started in trucking but get home every night. Yeah, you'll get home every night. But just long enough to eat, take a shower, and pass out for 6 hours before getting up and doing it again. Rough schedule.

My p/d route is downtown san francisco, but i only work around 8.5 to 11.5 hours on most days.

Joe S. (a.k.a. The Blue 's Comment
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As many on here know, I came to the truck industry from the bus industry.

Most of my driving was charter, but I did run route running from time to time.

The route bus service is much more steady. And the pay isn't bad at all. However, you have no way of knowing who is setting behind you. You could actually have an axe murderer setting behind you.

A few years ago, a bus company I know of took a group of "kids" from a "camp" to their home for Christmas holiday. I have hauled the same group before. I won't say they are trouble, but the work camp they have been sent to is their last chance. Next stop if they don't change their ways is jail.

Well anyway, on one trip about 3 years ago, a driver was jumped by a few of the kids because he wouldn't stop at a Walmart and let them get cigarettes.

The next year, they started putting supervisors on the buses.

Now don't get me wrong, I am not saying a bus driver always hauls trouble. But I have had a few people on my bus from time to time that I kept a close eye on my rear view.

The right company, the pay is pretty decent. With MegaBus, you start off at 50,000 a year. But, you have to live in DC, NYC, Knoxville, or several other big cities. 50,000 a year in DC of NYC area is not that great of an income.

I never even thought about going that route. For the same reason I want OTR. It would drive me up the wall to have the same route day after day after day. That would be sooooo boring to me.

Keep it safe out there. The life you save might be your own. Joe S.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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