Why Do Student Truckers Take Greyhound To School?

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I have taken the long Greyhound ride from Charlotte, NC to Joplin, MO. From Joplin to Springfield, MO., from Springfield to Joplin and from Joplin back to Charlotte. About 80 hours on the dog all together. It was not bad. I talked on my phone and slept. The more you ride the easier it gets.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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LOL Years ago as a 17-18 yr old I took job traveling the country "selling" door-to-door mag subscriptions. Job was a joke/scam, the main guy of your group, made all the $$ off your sales. I couldn't sell a porcupine a comb! Well, made it as far as Cincinnati, Oh. Got sent home (duh lack of enough $ sales) They separate any of you being sent home at the time, drop you at GH bus depot, with $5 to eat on... For me it was a 2 and half day ride home to Cali.......Well, by Oklahoma, that $5 bucks was long gone....Some adventure, well I met up with a few "biker" types in Oklahoma, they kinda took me under their wing, bought me snacks etc. They even bought case of Budweiser and brought it on the bus, shared a few beers with me lol Some adventure I'll never forget.....Makes them 18+ hour "coach" flights to Philippines not so bad

Jrod's Comment
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Other than the hassle of returning them, rental cars are usually the same price, or cheaper for the company. And they allow drivers to pack more stuff. But in our situation, we are hiring professional drivers with years of safe driving under their belts, not rookies.

But most drivers are still pretty happy to find out they are getting a rental car vs a bus ticket, and I always tell them "If you're approved by my safety dept to drive a quarter-million dollar truck + a Trailer + a Load, I feel pretty safe about renting you a Chrysler 200 to get here."

NeeklODN's Comment
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If you don't want to ride a greyhound then pay your own way. Duh.

JJlearner's Comment
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It is better not to drive your own car. If you get in an accident you are done. Also there is a high chance for getting pulled over especially in long trip becuase you may drive fast on highway when you have to cover long distance and cops also love out of state vehicles. So it is better to avoid those chances and get a greyhound.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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