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millionmiler24's Comment
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A.) Get MY CDL A when my son turns 18 and takes off for the Air Force (his latest choice....!) 1/28/2022...thereabouts.

b.) Keep this little house (home) on the hill, with too much to mow . . . and enjoy the great outdoors; had a blast hiking yesterday.

c.) This ^^^^ .. I really wanna join the ranks.

ps: Oh yeah, d.) Meet Todd Holmes, TomCougar, Purple Preston, et al~!

~ Anne ~

If you do the ps part of this post make sure to bring backup. Y’all will need it I’m sure.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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A.) Get MY CDL A when my son turns 18 and takes off for the Air Force (his latest choice....!) 1/28/2022...thereabouts.

b.) Keep this little house (home) on the hill, with too much to mow . . . and enjoy the great outdoors; had a blast hiking yesterday.

c.) This ^^^^ .. I really wanna join the ranks.

ps: Oh yeah, d.) Meet Todd Holmes, TomCougar, Purple Preston, et al~!

~ Anne ~

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If you do the ps part of this post make sure to bring backup. Y’all will need it I’m sure.

LoL, I'll meet ya, out West~!!!

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Eugene K.'s Comment
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Stay OTR as long as I can, paying off all debt I would otherwise spend on mortgage / rent / car payment / insurance.

Start banking the rest and invest.

Within 5 years, buy my first vacation rental property (small and rustic, a cabin of some sort, host on Airbnb or the like) in a rural area near a national park out West. Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, California near Yosemite or Death Valley (bishop area, lone pine, etc)

Buy a second or third as the years go by. Continue to live in the truck as primary source of income to pay bills. Start to yield residual income off the properties. Retire early — hopefully in mid to late 50s.

Spend the rest of my golden years hiking and writing

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Xnihilo's Comment
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Retire from 23 years of teaching this June.

Begin Swift training immediately after.

Get at least one-year of successful OTR experience.

Move back to the South (not sure where).

Get a food-grade tanker gig; hopefully able to get home every weekend.

Drive until I'm 70, health permitting.

Work in my church.

Start a small-dog rescue after I retire from trucking.

Bar-hop on my Harley.

Fish.

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.

Vicki M.'s Comment
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Goals: This week: Navigate the bureaucracy of Social Security office, DOT physical, DMV Next week: File taxes April 19: Start training at trucking company

Longer term: Convince husband to sell house in Vegas and cash out a small property/house in Idaho, Washington or Montana. Also purchase a small condo in Vegas for my son (we have a lot of equity fortunately). Drive until I can retire at 65ish. Live in little house with a garden and some chickens. Be happy.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

midnight fox's Comment
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Plan A goals are to come back stateside within a year and run OTR 1-3 years as a foundation for buying a house and starting a family, if she's lost it enough to have me. rofl-1.gif After that go local or maybe regional flatbed, look into passive investments, buy land up in Alaska. Be healthy and squeeze all the meaning and love out of every moment.

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.

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