Is OTR An Addiction?

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Brandon Kitts's Comment
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I have only been home 6 days since December 28th. When I am home for a day or so I'm ready to leave again. I find myself at peace on the road. Does anyone else feel this way?

P.S I dont have any kids.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Absolutely! I too get antsy if I'm sitting too long. A day or 2 at home and I'm climbing the walls ready to go. Crazy, huh.

Pete B.'s Comment
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Often while I’m taking a 34 and walking around, I’ll see trucks going down the road and will look after them wistfully. When I do take real time off and go home, I miss the sleep I get in my bunk.

PJ's Comment
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It is normal. At least for driversshocked.png

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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If I'm setting at home more than a few days I get board and antsy!! Gotta scratch that itch and feed the monkey on my back!

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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When I got sidelined with AFib in Dec, I was anxious about getting back to work quickly. I felt I could drive with AFib since I did for 5 weeks before being taken off the road. Then I got worse, had my heart shocked and for some strange reason got scared about going back on the road. The office said I had to do a drug test and I had hoped it would drag on. I'm okay now and got my first trip out of the way. Getting ready to head out to get my load in the morning :-D

Laura

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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This is so cool to read how each of you feels this "call to the road" thing ..... for me, this taps into some great YouTube videos of OTR scenic road footage set to music. I'm not out there yet; I know that is one tiny piece in a big trucking picture but apparently it's powerful, persuasive by these little testimonies of y'all ... love it!

When I got sidelined with AFib in Dec, I was anxious about getting back to work quickly. ..... Then I got worse, had my heart shocked and for some strange reason got scared about going back on the road....... Getting ready to head out to get my load in the morning :-D

Laura

Laura, wishing you the best as you continue easing back into routines. Confidence will surely build with activation of all your considerable strengths and resources once again. good-luck.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.

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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Great part, you see it first hand. And, you get to pick your own sound track!!

This is so cool to read how each of you feels this "call to the road" thing ..... for me, this taps into some great YouTube videos of OTR scenic road footage set to music. I'm not out there yet; I know that is one tiny piece in a big trucking picture but apparently it's powerful, persuasive by these little testimonies of y'all ... love it!

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When I got sidelined with AFib in Dec, I was anxious about getting back to work quickly. ..... Then I got worse, had my heart shocked and for some strange reason got scared about going back on the road....... Getting ready to head out to get my load in the morning :-D

Laura

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Laura, wishing you the best as you continue easing back into routines. Confidence will surely build with activation of all your considerable strengths and resources once again. good-luck.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.

Spoonerist 's Comment
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Often while I’m taking a 34 and walking around, I’ll see trucks going down the road and will look after them wistfully. When I do take real time off and go home, I miss the sleep I get in my bunk.

Thus is true for me too. I sleep way better on the truck!

Home time is feeling less homey.

Cheers,

G

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