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Old School's Comment
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Retirement is not all it's cracked up to be. I tried it - I didn't care for it!

Jeremy's Comment
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I pray for it i can def handle hunting and fishing and bein outdoors for the rest of my life

Auggie69's Comment
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Auggie said: "I figure I can retire from FXF at 84 and get a decent pension plus my 401k :)"

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Hehe, I can relate to that! Auggie, if that's truly the case I hope you live until 104 or beyond. How old are you now? Are you one of us "old guys"?

Yeah, in regards to Old School's post I don't think I'd care for retirement either. I'd have to do something. I jokingly say I have to work till 84 but that's how long it would be if I could "retire" comfortably.

Driving trucks is my 3d career. Military for 15 years, software for 20 and now this. I enjoy it but don't know if I enjoy it enough to 84 ;) I am 58 now. I could do Road until 84. City ..... um, probably not. Too demanding on the body.

andhe78's Comment
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This is an interesting thread that I totally missed-had no idea Jamie went flatbed since I usually tune out the dry van guys when I’m busy. I am curious what the pay is, I’ve been looking at several local flatbed positions the past couple months and would have to take a pay cut of around $30k a year if I came off otr flatbed, and this is with both small and large local outfits. Even the local linehaul jobs would be a pay cut. The only way I’d do better is with the local specialized haulers and they all need 3+ years.

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.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Jamie's Comment
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This is an interesting thread that I totally missed-had no idea Jamie went flatbed since I usually tune out the dry van guys when I’m busy. I am curious what the pay is, I’ve been looking at several local flatbed positions the past couple months and would have to take a pay cut of around $30k a year if I came off otr flatbed, and this is with both small and large local outfits. Even the local linehaul jobs would be a pay cut. The only way I’d do better is with the local specialized haulers and they all need 3+ years.

Without going into the specific amount I made while I was OTR nor what I am making now, I will take my statement back on making double of what I made OTR. After going over my pay statements, along with what I am making. Although I am making more then I did over the last 10 months still isn't that important, it's not double but it is a decent amount more. Of course I could make more OTR the longer I would've been with it, but I wanted to be in a position where I would be able to see my wife everyday and take care of the things I need to do everyday at home. I couldn't stay on the road for weeks at a time anymore due to personal family health problems, and this account offered that without taking a pay cut compared to what I made while I was OTR.

Maybe one day I will return to over the road , but for now I will be staying on this local account Schneider offers. Although I would probably love to get into flatbed OTR, and not go back into dryvan. But we will see how that goes when the time comes.

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.

Over The Road:

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.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Dryvan:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Old School's Comment
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Thanks Jamie!

We are all very glad you found something that is working out well for you. It's even better that you're making more money! That sounds like a great job for you.

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