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Bucs/Clips-Nation (aka Ne's Comment
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What's going on guys? It's been a long while since I've posted on here. We'll I'm about to finish up my 6th month on the road, and I must say I see how you can end up otr for much longer than u first planned. My goal is still to finish up my year contract and find something local back in california, but there is a lot to like about otr even with all the cons

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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Hey welcome back Nelson! Glad to hear from ya again and really glad you're still out there gettin it done!

There is indeed a lot to like about OTR. It's really a unique lifestyle with a ton of perks you just wouldn't have with any other job I know of. If you love the adventure, the challenges, and the constant state of flux your life is in out there it's a great gig. Personally, I loved it. I loved that every day was new. I loved the adventure and constant challenges. I loved meeting people from all walks of life pretty much on a daily basis. It was a heck of an adventure!

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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.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Hey, I never got any calls from you like I was expecting. rofl-3.gif

Glad you're having fun out there. Keep a positive attitude and count your blessings. Here's for another successful 6 months!

Starcar's Comment
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Humm....OTR versus local in CA.....lets see...OTR...different states, different speed limits....local in CA...traffic, 55 mph tops....nope...give me OTR...

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.

Bucs/Clips-Nation (aka Ne's Comment
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I loved meeting people from all walks of life pretty much on a daily basis. It was a heck of an adventure!

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Yeah man I love all the different personalities you come in contact with. Thick accents, stories with to many twists and turns to be true hahaha. You'd be surprised with what happens when a bunch of truckers are in the lounge watching the Maury talkshow, I'll never forget that day

Bucs/Clips-Nation (aka Ne's Comment
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Hey, I never got any calls from you like I was expecting. rofl-3.gif

Glad you're having fun out there. Keep a positive attitude and count your blessings. Here's for another successful 6 months!

Hahaha I was close to calling u up a couple times. It's crazy how much unnecessary stress I put on myself starting out. Just glad I can laugh at it now as I continue to learn. What are your plans, u should be done or just about done with your contract right?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Hey, I never got any calls from you like I was expecting. rofl-3.gif

Glad you're having fun out there. Keep a positive attitude and count your blessings. Here's for another successful 6 months!

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Hahaha I was close to calling u up a couple times. It's crazy how much unnecessary stress I put on myself starting out. Just glad I can laugh at it now as I continue to learn. What are your plans, u should be done or just about done with your contract right?

Yeah I'm actually done with it. Quitting in a few days. Just got to finish a load to Phoenix and then Oakland. How are you liking Central?

Bucs/Clips-Nation (aka Ne's Comment
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Humm....OTR versus local in CA.....lets see...OTR...different states, different speed limits....local in CA...traffic, 55 mph tops....nope...give me OTR...

I forgot how much you love California haha. I'll admit, it has become my least favorite state to drive through. I'll give cali drivers one thing, they know how to enter the freeway! I've learned to appreciate that. I enjoy driving cross country, but I'm using this otr lifestyle as a tool for personal growth and opening doors of opportunity for the future. From the get go I planned for a year otr in order to land a local gig back home

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Humm....OTR versus local in CA.....lets see...OTR...different states, different speed limits....local in CA...traffic, 55 mph tops....nope...give me OTR...

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I forgot how much you love California haha. I'll admit, it has become my least favorite state to drive through. I'll give cali drivers one thing, they know how to enter the freeway! I've learned to appreciate that. I enjoy driving cross country, but I'm using this otr lifestyle as a tool for personal growth and opening doors of opportunity for the future. From the get go I planned for a year otr in order to land a local gig back home

Exactly. Every step you take you better yourself. This is only the start. I fulfilled my contract, now I want to work for Prime and become a trainer, after that I want to do regional tanker for Williams Tanker Company based out of CA. That's my long term plan.

And I really don't enjoy CA. I'm only there if I'm going home or leaving haha. Just as a heads up, check out Gordon Trucking. They have a driving job where you drive CA, AZ, NV, NM and you can be home every weekend or every other weekend. I know a few people who work there and I got accepted into the position but I ended up rejecting it. Just something you might be interested in.

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.

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Bucs/Clips-Nation (aka Ne's Comment
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Hey, I never got any calls from you like I was expecting. rofl-3.gif

Glad you're having fun out there. Keep a positive attitude and count your blessings. Here's for another successful 6 months!

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Hahaha I was close to calling u up a couple times. It's crazy how much unnecessary stress I put on myself starting out. Just glad I can laugh at it now as I continue to learn. What are your plans, u should be done or just about done with your contract right?

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Yeah I'm actually done with it. Quitting in a few days. Just got to finish a load to Phoenix and then Oakland. How are you liking Central?

Nice man, congrats! All in all, I like central. Had to put my foot down a couple times, u know how it is, they'll try hard to push that clock. but as long as you treat everyone with respect you're good for the most part.

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