Thinking About Going Long Haul With My Boyfriend For 8 Months. I Have Questions! :)

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Constance T.'s Comment
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Hey, to anyone who may stumble upon this ...

So, after a lot of discussions and late sleepless nights of non-stop thinking, my bf and I have decided to put our stuff in storage, give up our apartment and go long haul together for a minimum of 8 months.

Things I am wondering for anyone who may have been or are currently in this situation.

1.) Are there any online jobs that you can do on the road..I'd love to have a way to make an income..or is that just not realistic?

2.) How do you stay healthy/active?

3.) What should I take...(we would be leaving from Alberta going stateside? leaving hopefully Sept 1 roughly

4) Will I be able to use my laptop to go online and/or watch Netflix etc?

any other advice tip/tricks..recipes.. I'll gladly be happy to take as well..

Thank you in advance.. oh, my name is Constance..and I Look forward to hearing from you!

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Hey, to anyone who may stumble upon this ...

So, after a lot of discussions and late sleepless nights of non-stop thinking, my bf and I have decided to put our stuff in storage, give up our apartment and go long haul together for a minimum of 8 months.

Things I am wondering for anyone who may have been or are currently in this situation.

1.) Are there any online jobs that you can do on the road..I'd love to have a way to make an income..or is that just not realistic?

2.) How do you stay healthy/active?

3.) What should I take...(we would be leaving from Alberta going stateside? leaving hopefully Sept 1 roughly

4) Will I be able to use my laptop to go online and/or watch Netflix etc?

any other advice tip/tricks..recipes.. I'll gladly be happy to take as well..

Thank you in advance.. oh, my name is Constance..and I Look forward to hearing from you!

Hello, Constance~!! Welcome to Trucking Truth; I saw your post yesterday, but was hoping one of our female truckers would reply first.

Well, now you have a trucker's wife, and an 'aspiring' trucker, at that! I'll do my best to somewhat answer your questions, as my hubby has been driving since 2003 (on the books) and I've been with him since `99. Here we go: Will try to answer by number...

1.) It wasn't a 'thing' back when I was trucking w/the husband, but it SURE is now. . . blogging / vlogging. . . (check out "Truckin along with Kearsey" as she's one of our moderators on here!! )

2.) There have been SO MANY threads posted about health and fitness..just use the search bar. Again, Kearsey has a link to ALL the fitness centers in the U.S. that accommodate truckers~!!! If we didn't lose ya.. (sorry for late reply!) I'm sure I can find and repost to you. Additionally, some truckers actually mount BIKES on their tractor. (Search pictures for Rob D. ~ he has an awesome mounting photo!) Resistance bands with or without a belt, are amazing, as well. Google / Amazon that! ;)

3.) Lists... ahhh... For that long of a time, I'm going to defer to Susan D. (look up HER comments, threads, and posts, as well! ) And again, Kearsey has videos .. on Y/T .. 'Truckin along with Kearsey,' as well as threads on here.. So much to think about, and .. pack light! I went OTR with my husband about 20 years ago, so .. things have changed, m'lady.

4.) Again, not first hand experience, but .. search on here; many say 'YES' resoundingly. Especially if you have a decent cell phone provider, you can use THAT as your hot spot.. and add accordingly.

Seriously, I hope you return to get this, search accordingly . . . (Susan D. has amazing cooking tips, as does Kearsey on her Y/T channel~!)

I'm happy to hear about your hopefully upcoming adventure, and will check back...and help anyhow I can~!!!

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Best wishes, m'lady~!!

Anne ~ :)

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.

Debby G.'s Comment
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Hi Constance, your future plan sounds exciting! My first thought was to ask if you guys have already taken long road trips together? If you have and you had a great time, you should do well going OTR together. If you haven't made any test runs first, be aware that is a LOT of together time you'll be experiencing. I tried to run with a BF 35 yrs ago, but in the end it was awful. I bailed out in the PNW area... where I still live and drive today. haha!

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hello and welcome.

Youtube takes a lot of time and it is hard to get a following. Some people love it and some hate it. I have been monetized for 6 months and am approaching the 1 year mark with 1900 subs. I make about $100 per month normally. (Right now I am donating the proceeds to charity and getting a lot more in donations) But I am driving and working. Perhaps if you had more time than me and posted more you could do better.

Internet can be touch and go so even though you may find a "work from home" job.. If it has deadlines you can't rely on it. All the truck stops have wifi you can buy but they suck and are expensive. I use my phone, tablet and a hotspot for data. But I use a lot of data due to my YT channel. So you need to decide if increasing your plan is worth it. I have T mobile and Verizon. And despite what people say my Verizon is no better than t mobile I just got a better phone so lets see what happens

You guys have a much better chance being able to do this if you already live together. I have seen a lot of things out here. Including partners throwing one off the truck.... Jealous fist fights with strangers.. And well... Even i was team driving with my boyfriend. That last 3 months before I needed to get rid of him. He aint my bf no more. Lol

I have direct TV on the truck. But I have friends that use Roku to the TV and their phone as a hotspot.

Make sure you know where you will be traveling. Florida will be 85 degrees in Nov and Wyoming will be -40. So you need to have clothes for all seasons.

I dont cook. I just suck at it. What you make will be determined if he has a fridge and microwave. I know one company wouldnt allow it which is rare. And can you get one with a freezer? Makes a difference.

You will be able to shop at walmarts. And yes there is a link to 300 gyms nationwide with truck parking. It is not all inclusive the drivers just created s database on what we have seen. If malls open back up you may even be able to feel "normal" once i. Awhile. I get hotel rooms a couple times a month for this reason.

And dont use a hair dryer on the truck or run the microwave and other appliacnes together

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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