Possible To Be An Online Student While A Full Time OTR Trucker?

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PackRat's Comment
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I've been "working" on degree #5 out here for the past two years. I've progressed to about 1/10th of it completed. At this rate, by 2029, I'll have it finished!

It's a slow process out here in reality, so I wish you luck.

Bigfoot's Comment
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I finished my degree just prior to trucking. I still drove before deciding to try my hand at teaching. Now I'm back I the truck after 10 years of some of the lowest pay in America. I'm currently taking business classes through a university in NC and as long as I dont take more than 2 per semester I can keep my head above water and still have time to get at least a B in classes. I already have a bachelor's, and am working on a Business Admin add on, if that helps.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
000's Comment
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First off, hats off you guys that are putting such an effort to better yourselves. That said, I dont know if you guys have to flip your clock as much as I do on the reefer side. Tonight I have to set out at 1-2am to deliver in Miami @ 730am. Then get some shuteye wherever I can find parking. That should be fun, anything near my 90 is paid parking.


A refrigerated trailer.

Bigfoot's Comment
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I'm literally only devoting 2-3 hrs a week to my class. I'm currently out 4 and back 2. It's not hard hours, and I'm in a dedicated lane. Stay safe out there!

Aubrey M.'s Comment
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Pick one or the other to go with because either your productive, and probably safety, is going to suffer in driving, or your school work will suffer. This job cannot be done full time with another full time job, or even part time job on a daily basis. This is especially true in your first year of driving.

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