Missing OTR

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Jamie's Comment
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Lately I have really been missing being OTR , don't get me wrong I absolutely love this local dedicated account I am on now. But it doesn't feel the void, hard to explain but I'm sure you guys understand. I have been considering going back OTR, but I'm not entirely sure just yet. Even if I did, it'd be after winter.

My wife even suggested living on the road with me for awhile if I did go back, and we can put everything in storage. rofl-1.gif

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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That's the joys of trucking! There are so many different sides of it and being with a large company like Schneider they have a tremendous amount of opportunities to find what fits you perfectly. What is it you miss most about OTR? just the freedom of being out on the open road? The adventure of not knowing what tomorrow brings?

I'm not advocating you leave schneider, but there are jobs out there that give you long runs where you mainly drive all day while still being home nearly every night if that's what you're looking for. Many of these however will have you driving the same exact route every day which would drive me absolutely insane.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jamie's Comment
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That's the joys of trucking! There are so many different sides of it and being with a large company like Schneider they have a tremendous amount of opportunities to find what fits you perfectly. What is it you miss most about OTR? just the freedom of being out on the open road? The adventure of not knowing what tomorrow brings?

I'm not advocating you leave schneider, but there are jobs out there that give you long runs where you mainly drive all day while still being home nearly every night if that's what you're looking for. Many of these however will have you driving the same exact route every day which would drive me absolutely insane.

You are correct, that is one of the great things working for such a big company. Regarding me missing OTR , I miss the open road, not knowing where my next load might take me and getting paid to travel the country. I also love the freedom OTR offered vs this dedicated account. Which I love this account but throughout the day, I always think about how much more I loved OTR.

One thing I didn't like with being OTR with Schneider is that a majority of their freight base is in the North East, personally I don't like the North East due to traffic, so many big cities close together and limited truck parking. Now I don't mind going to the North East, but much rather not spend 90% of my time up there. I loved getting loads where it would take me 500-1000+ miles away, giving me time to just drive on the open road.

Although I love working for Schneider, if I went back over the road I will probably switch to another company. I actually like the flatbed life, although this account is nothing like an actual flatbed company we only have to do basic securement vs what you would need to do at other companies. So if I went back OTR, I would really consider doing OTR flatbed or regional which I noticed a lot of flatbed companies seem to offer.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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After winter is exactly what i was thinking when u said that lol

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I remember you saying you would make double your pay going to flatbed dedicated. So, are you going to cut your income in half by going OTR again?

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.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Jamie

Are you saying that 75 feet of vehicle is a problem parking? We just can't park anywhere? You must drive a semi-truck. Lol

Sorry, I'm at a TA waiting on my food and saw your post. Felt in a sarcastic mood. Right now I would go dedicated, mainly because I like going to new places all the time.

Raptor

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