TMC CDL (in-house) Training Day 1

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As somebody who currently runs 4+ miles every morning and goes to the gym every day, Flatbed was my only option/hope to be able to maintain any type of activity level.

Have you been able to keep up a fitness routine while OTR?

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Not even once.

I ran all through orientation, but the moment I was issued my truck, that was the last time.

Put on 25lbs this year in the truck, and I can count on one hand how many times I ate at a truck stop.

That changes ~Feb 6th once I start my new local milk hauling gig. Can't wait.

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Well, you didn't get the exercise in but you sure pulled the cash in....congrats on that! Hopefully you will be able to change things up a bit with the new gig.

It did change thankfully once I went local. I have a local gym membership via my employer which is pretty awesome + I built a home gym via the bonus room in the house I purchased, so back in pre-OTR shape luckily.

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.

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Thanks gang. Hopefully, this thread will serve as some value to prospective new drivers.

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Still hauling, Solo?

Just going through old(er) threads, and wondering what becometh~!!

Stay & be safe; update would be awesome, if you have the time!!

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Hey there! Yes, I've been hauling milk locally for ~1.5 years since leaving TMC. While I do not make TMC money, there's no way I'd go back to OTR driving unless I literally had no other choice. I'm spoiled and lazy now, haha. Being paid hourly is where it's at for me, even if it means making less.

So dang glad you 'finally' stopped back!!

I hear ya, man. I get ya. Everyone finds their 'niche' ... per se!!

Glad you got yours! Don't be a stranger, eh?

~ Anne ~

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.

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