Have The Itch To Go Back OTR

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Hawk's Comment
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Well, it’s been a while! Almost two years since I’ve been on here, I’ve been lurking this entire time but haven’t said anything. I guess a brief introduction is in order before I go into detail.

I started with Roehl back in 2016 doing flatbed but had to quit due to my now ex wife leaving me and not being able to handle life as a truckers wife. I was able to get a local job with a beverage distributor driving truck, but now that my divorce is final (she left me with a ton of debt) I’ve been thinking about going back over the road with the goal of staying out 4-5 weeks at a time. I’m looking at Forward Air and Pride but am open to any and all suggestions. Like I said I want to be out 4-5 weeks at a time and hopefully get home for 5-7 days straight once a month. My girlfriend wants to come out with me occasionally, so a rider policy is a must.

Thanks for reading

Over The Road:

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.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Hawk, I see you're in Michigan. I'm pretty fond of my company, West Side Transport. They have regional (home weekly), network fleet which is our OTR (home every other) but you can choose to stay out as long as you wish, earning 1 day off for every week out.

Another fine company is Don Hummer Trucking lol. I just love these Iowa companies.

Anywho, both these offer rider and pet policies. I'm sure you'll find something suitable.. maybe even a mega carrier because they have fantastic benefits.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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OF course, I have to plug CFI. Riders are easy to add. You can do it from the PeopleNet in your truck at any time. We have a pet policy as well. CFI lets you take as many days off as you want as long as you have earned them. You earn one day for each week you are out here. You do not lose the days you earn. For example if you were out 5 weeks and went home four days, you would have one day banked. I rarely take home time and have 40 home time days available. We also earn paid time off as we drive. I currently have 4 days saved up and have used 11 so far this year. Good luck.

G-Town's Comment
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Why not go back to Roehl? Might be the path of least resistance.

Han Solo Cup (aka, Pablo)'s Comment
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Why not go back to Roehl? Might be the path of least resistance.

That was my first thought. I'm back at a DoD contractor I worked for previously for many reasons... they even granted me my previous service as counting towards my seniority; which really helps because I accrue more leave this way.

Hawk's Comment
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Why not go back to Roehl? Might be the path of least resistance.

They are only hiring Flatbed in my area and I have no desire to go back to flatbed.

Hawk's Comment
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*Updated*

Just confirmed my date for orientation with PRIDE, I will fly out to Salt Lake City on Christmas Day to begin orientation on December 26.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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*Updated*

Just confirmed my date for orientation with PRIDE, I will fly out to Salt Lake City on Christmas Day to begin orientation on December 26.

Congratulations, and good luck

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