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Rubber Duck's Comment
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Bruce, no I didn’t get to a Walmart yet. Stayed at a home depot last night and I was hoping for a Walmart next door but no luck. I have one can of beans and a can of shrimp. I really don’t want to eat the shrimp so I think I’m going to eat the beans today I also have two cheese crackers. I have 4 bottles of water. I have to pick up and deliver in Pittsburgh today and will probably swing by the house and get money and if not I will have to get into the Walmart. I don’t know where the card was lost. I usually have my truck stocked up pretty nice with about 100 pounds of food. But I’ve been lazy on the weekends getting to Sams club where I buy my cans of ravioli. I’m thinking about trying to survive a week without food or water and film the whole experience and pitch it to discovery channel for a new survival show.

Tractor Man's Comment
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My company will advance me money but I try to be a good widget and would rather not rise to the surface for little things. I prefer to operate in the background unnoticed.

Is that code for, "I've already maxed out my advances with the Company"


Bruce K.'s Comment
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and will probably swing by the house and get money

If you're that close to your house, isn't there someone who can drive to you in a car????

PackRat's Comment
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Haven’t seen it mentioned, but if it’s getting to a desperate point, you should give your company a heads up on your situation so they can plan to get you routed somewhere that can help. Near home, close to a bank, etc. No way you’ll make it several days with the limited stuff you have on your truck currently.

Rubber Duck's Comment
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I used my 10 dollars in pilot points today to get a half a sub at subway. I’m getting an extra penny per gallon when I use the app so I might make it all week. My only problem is my soda addiction. Luckly the home depot im sleeping at has free coffee.

PackRat's Comment
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Bump. Did you survive?

Forrest B.'s Comment
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I’ve used Cash App many times to send my son money. Works immediately

Nolaman's Comment
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PayPal It's free and instant!!

Marc Lee's Comment
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PayPal It's free and instant!!


In my experience it is only free if you select "Friends and Family" and only "instant" to a PayPal account or credit card. Not to a bank account.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Bump. Did you survive?

Yeah - how did it work out for you?

If you bank with a NATIONAL BANK (not a regional one), you can walk into any branch with proper ID, and get a temp debit card issued while they mail a replacement to your home. Some banks can even issue a replacement card on the spot.

This is something to note for folks. I bank with 2 small regional banks (BB&T & TD). If I were to go out OTR , I'd move an account to one of the "biggies" (though I hate the account fees) - Chase/Wells Fargo/BankOfAmerica/etc.) so I would have access to banking anywhere in the country.

PayPal also has a Pre-Paid Debit Card - where you can transfer funds into your PP account and onto your card.

While this may be late for RD to solve his immediate problem, it's a future heads up for other folks here. What would you do, if you lost your debit card and had no funds? With company pay being direct deposit in your bank account - it's good to have a BACKUP PLAN, in case you lose your debit card.



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.


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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