Living In The Truck

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Solo's Comment
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Great post / question.

That is my plan as well. Being single, no kids, put all my crap in storage and ready to live life on the go.

Good luck with your plans and remember, it's all what you put into it !

I had my truck in for its first service this past weekend and took the opportunity to clean out the rest of my storage unit and made 2 deliveries to the salvation army.

After being on the road I got to thinking about how each month I'm paying for something to store stuff I clearly don't need since it would be in my truck if I did. Then got to thinking about how I would be paying for stuff I'm not using, and should I need it down the road, I'll just replace it should that time come, versus spending money each month and ultimately buying the stuff over-and-over again each month by way of paying storage fees.

Now if I could only get rid of my car. It's a lease so the dealership won't take it back early. Even offered to pay them the balance in full. Nope. They want it back in March 2021.

Buckaroo B.'s Comment
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All this talk about "stuff" reminds me of the George Carlin standup routine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac

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Great post / question.

That is my plan as well. Being single, no kids, put all my crap in storage and ready to live life on the go.

Good luck with your plans and remember, it's all what you put into it !

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I had my truck in for its first service this past weekend and took the opportunity to clean out the rest of my storage unit and made 2 deliveries to the salvation army.

After being on the road I got to thinking about how each month I'm paying for something to store stuff I clearly don't need since it would be in my truck if I did. Then got to thinking about how I would be paying for stuff I'm not using, and should I need it down the road, I'll just replace it should that time come, versus spending money each month and ultimately buying the stuff over-and-over again each month by way of paying storage fees.

Now if I could only get rid of my car. It's a lease so the dealership won't take it back early. Even offered to pay them the balance in full. Nope. They want it back in March 2021.

Lone Wolf's Comment
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That's what I plan to do. Before leaving for orientation I made 4 trips to the Salvation Army, 2 to the dump, sold and gave away a bunch of crap, the rest went in storage. Just didn't make sense for me to be paying all that rent and utilities for a place I'll hardly ever use. Plan to live out of the truck.

Anthony's Comment
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I have always been a traveler, spent 3 years in a tent or plywood hut in Iraq / Afghanistan. Been to 13 countries in and out of hotels and plenty of RV living. After the last few years of having a house, yard work, bills for items with little or no use. I finally said to hell with it.

Traveling and living simple gets in your blood. Not having that real reason for being home drives me to go OTR.

My step dad was a truck driver and as a kid I remember sitting in his lap steering or honking the air horn ! I guess maybe Trucking is in the blood too. We shall see.

After years of managing water treatment systems around the world, I am really looking forward to focusing on my truck, the road, and getting the job done safely so I can meet good folks like you all.

Looking forward to all your homeless trucking ideas ! Lol

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.

Solo's Comment
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I feel guilty, but I left my moms a day early this weekend to get to my Tues am consignee.

I just couldn't get any sleep in that dark/cold, and for all intents and purposes COMFORTABLY soft bed. I just tossed and turned all night Friday and Sat.

Hit the NB 75 KY welcome center last night, and Slept my butt off! dang I had some catching up to do. Even fell BACK asleep for a few more hours after eating some cereal and having a cup of coffee. My truck just gives me the sleep I need.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

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