How Many Of You Here Live Out Of Your Truck?

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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When I need to rent a vehicle I call Enterprise "they pick you up"... LOL they really do pick me up at the truck stop.

Ride2BFree's Comment
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As many mention when on home time you need to park the truck. If you park in a truck stop and leave it for a few days make sure you let the truck stop people know and some will charge you for parking for a few days. The other issue is how long of a home time? Some companies if you take more than 4-5 days off they asked you to leave the truck at a terminal and take all your things out in case they’ll need it. Some had no problem even if you take 2 weeks at a time. Now even if you live out of your truck companies like home address and your CDL should be from the same state. Even if you don’t ever need to get there. I live out of the truck as well, I’m a company driver, I leave my personal car at the terminal where I pick my truck and take home time there or rent a car or use Uber or Lyft in other locations around the country.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Solo's Comment
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I already live out of my car, so moving into a truck will be quite the size upgrade...and I'm SUPER comfy in my hybrid (think on-demand heat/AC). The few recruiters I've talked to said that I can get myself to a terminal (they'll reimburse up to the amount of the cost of a bus ticket), I can leave my car there, which sounds like the exact same approach the OP just 1 above me has taken.

That way should they have an issue w/ me keeping the truck for extended periods of time, no problem...get me back to whichever terminal, and I can transition back into my car easy-peasy.

Saving $1735.xx + utilities/month by not spending that on rent is a helluva motivator.

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.

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