Living In The Truck

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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If you had no family at home, single person, could you live full time in your truck as a company driver?

Would you do it? How would you do it?

Rob T.'s Comment
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We have a few members here who do it and in Brett's book he talked about how he did it. Its no different than what you were doing. The only difference is if you work as much as you want then request home time for somewhere you'd like to go. In a different thread turtle mentioned this summer he will be taking home time at the SLC terminal and renting a car to check out Yellowstone. I would love to do that however I have a wife and 3 young kids at home so OTR would be difficult for me emotionally. I give credit to all those who leave their families behind to support them out of necessity.

On the other hand, when she eventually gets sick of my S>/] and leaves me I'll have no choice as child support and alimony would destroy me rofl-2.gif

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
LDRSHIP's Comment
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Yes I would do it. It would be very easy for me to do. Since the majority of my stuff is on the truck. I actually pack a bag from my truck to go home with. I would just rent a climate control storage unit for the stuff that couldn’t go

Rainy 's Comment
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If you are staying out 26 days per month, what is 4 more? its no different.

i have a storage locker and sometimes rather than going to see my mom i stay at the terminal.

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.

Eric G.'s Comment
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I put all my stuff in storage and been in the truck since October. I use my hometime for Red Lodge Montana. I get a hotel,hit the snag bar and have a good old time. I don't miss paying rent for a place I'm never going to get too see.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Actually, Bruce,, that IS my plan once I am out on the road. Having no real family left, kids or wife, nothing to rush back here for. I have my best bud here and his wife, he and I been friends 50 years now, we all went thru school together.

So I kinda plan to stay out and take anytime off , right where I happen to be at the time lol.... Bankin' most of the loot, and boosting my social security........

I plan to retire in Asia, when it's that time, to enjoy life in the tropics. The Philippines to be exact, I have American & lots of Filipino friends there, and loved it there, the 4 months I spent there.

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.

Eric G.'s Comment
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Ahh the Philippines. I had many adventures there lol!

Tractor Man's Comment
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i have a storage locker and sometimes rather than going to see my mom i stay at the terminal.

I thought you were going to say, "I stay in the storage locker"

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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.

PackRat's Comment
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i have a storage locker and sometimes rather than going to see my mom i stay at the terminal.

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I thought you were going to say, "I stay in the storage locker"

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My first thought, too.

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.

Gladhand's Comment
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I was "homeless" for the first 2 years of my career. Was able to put away a good chunk of change. Now I am working on the logistics of getting rid of my apartment and car, to be homeless living in the truck again. Such a better way for me to live at the moment.

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