What Makes Local Truck Driving So Appealing To Drivers VS Over The Road?

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Peter D.'s Comment
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I am a recruiter in the trucking industry. I am NOT on here to recruit people. I am on here to gain knowledge and to understand truckers. I want to understand the mentality of truck driver. I also want to understand the Industry. I am looking for the truth no matter how bad or how good that maybe. Any information you can give to help me better understand would be incredibly helpful. Thank you in advanced.

Rob S.'s Comment
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In no particular order, unlimited showers, hourly pay, a beer after work, seeing family daily.

PackRat's Comment
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It's a Troll.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Pay, home daily, no worrying about finding parking, easily available bathrooms, not being married to the truck 24/7, having 2 days off a week, more predictable schedule.

Georgia Mike's Comment
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I just posted on a new thread on why i wanna go local. Im going through a divorce and i am paying a full months rent to stay there 4 days out of that month just to see my boys. I dont want to miss them growing up like my pawpaw did with my dad.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Moe's Comment
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I'll assume this is a legit post and not merely a troll, if in the name of helping you with the TRUTH, we are trucking truth after all. The appeal to me eventually going local has pretty much already been stated by the gentlemen previously. In a nutshell, its STABILITY. The OTR lifestyle is not kind to lend itself to stability. When I can work the same long hour days,but sleep in my own bed, have more time at home for my hobbies and family.. yea....its a no brainer. .

Personally I have been thinking of a local fuel hauling route when my OTR days are done, lots of money in tankers, set schedules etc...no brainer really

Hope that helps what you are looking for....

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I'll assume this is a legit post and not merely a troll, if in the name of helping you with the TRUTH, we are trucking truth after all. The appeal to me eventually going local has pretty much already been stated by the gentlemen previously. In a nutshell, its STABILITY. The OTR lifestyle is not kind to lend itself to stability. When I can work the same long hour days,but sleep in my own bed, have more time at home for my hobbies and family.. yea....its a no brainer. .

Personally I have been thinking of a local fuel hauling route when my OTR days are done, lots of money in tankers, set schedules etc...no brainer really

Hope that helps what you are looking for....

Moe, PLEASE read Daniel B.'s posts, from his fuel hauling days; tread lightly.

I just posted on a new thread on why i wanna go local. Im going through a divorce and i am paying a full months rent to stay there 4 days out of that month just to see my boys. I dont want to miss them growing up like my pawpaw did with my dad.

You, get a hold of me... I know (sort of) what you've got going on. I'm thinking, on your plight for you.

To the O/P ...

My husband was OTR for almost TEN years, before being 'truly' local. Look up some posts from Don ... he works w/ the other half of MY home!!

~ 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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

andhe78's Comment
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Pay, home daily, no worrying about finding parking, easily available bathrooms, not being married to the truck 24/7, having 2 days off a week, more predictable schedule.

Gotta agree with all these points. I had no real problems while otr , but also have no desire to go back to it either.

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.

andhe78's Comment
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Moe, PLEASE read Daniel B.'s posts, from his fuel hauling days; tread lightly.

I know fuel hauling gets a bad rap on this site due to those posts, but it can actually be a really great job for certain drivers and with the right company. I enjoy it and have no thoughts of going elsewhere.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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Nothing. There is nothing appealing about a local job.

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