HOW DO Y’ALL KEEP FROM GETTING LONELY AND BORED

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Elizabeth L.'s Comment
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We’re pretty young so im fairly new to the life. The bf does OTR but is moving in with me at the end of the month. He wants to see about a local or regional job once he gets his own truck but that’s obviously still a few years away...At the moment he is gone for like 3 weeks at a time so I get to see him once MAYBE twice a month only for two days at a time and my circle is pretty small (my closet friend lives 2 hours away anyway) so its not always convenient to hang out. Also, he recently started team driving to make more $ because we’re trying to save up and he is the ome driving nights so we dont get to talk as much as we used to on the phone. I have the dog to keep me company lol but sometimes it just hits me and im like “dang the apartment feels quiet.” How do yall keep from feeling lonely and bored af sometimes? Its hard lol 😂. I laugh but in all seriousness... an independent woman but it still blows 😞

Regional:

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.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Hopper's Comment
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Elizabeth, Why in the world aren't you and the BF team driving? It's a great fit for us. Many companies will let you do it and be a company driver, and when he gets his own truck, the money just gets better. You will only see him a couple hrs a day, because he is sleeping while you drive and vice versa. We made over $80K each last year teaming and we are company drivers. You don't have to be lonely out there! I find when he sleeps all day while I drive, that music helps,, singing,, and listening to sirius radio. Lots to choose from to keep your mind busy. Talk radio, news, comedy, etc. I recommend you invest in a sirius radio till you find something better. I do long stretches on lonely quiet interstates and I talk on the phone with my headset too. But I don't talk when I am in the city driving. Too much distraction around traffic to be chatting on the phone. Hope this helps! Terry

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Hopper, does Hobby Lobby actually have 57' trailers? I didn't realize that. My other half and I have considered teaming for them. How are they about shutting down in inclement weather? And how are they in regards to unmarried couples?

Thanks, Susan

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