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

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RealDiehl's Comment
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I'll tell you an example of why not being local is appealing.

You know that second cousin's wedding that your wife or girlfriend might want you to get all dressed up for and waste a whole weekend for?

"Sorry, honey. I wasn't able to get a load back home in time."

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RealDiehl's Comment
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I'll tell you an example of why not being local is appealing.

You know that second cousin's wedding that your wife or girlfriend might want you to get all dressed up for and waste a whole weekend for?

"Sorry, honey. I wasn't able to get a load back home in time."

smile.gif

*That might only work in theory. Actual results may vary

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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HAHAHA You are too funny RealDiehl! That just made my day, as well as your next post on results.

Laura

I'll tell you an example of why not being local is appealing.

You know that second cousin's wedding that your wife or girlfriend might want you to get all dressed up for and waste a whole weekend for?

"Sorry, honey. I wasn't able to get a load back home in time."

RealDiehl's Comment
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Tee-hee! I'm glad you saw it for the joke it was. I wouldn't actually be brave/stupid enough to try and pull off something like that.

Banks's Comment
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I'll tell you an example of why not being local is appealing.

You know that second cousin's wedding that your wife or girlfriend might want you to get all dressed up for and waste a whole weekend for?

"Sorry, honey. I wasn't able to get a load back home in time."

smile.gif

That's when you volunteer for the weekend and you can either way you forgot about the wedding and now you can't back out or that they mandated you.

I can't tell you how I know this works.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Tee-hee! I'm glad you saw it for the joke it was. I wouldn't actually be brave/stupid enough to try and pull off something like that.

I can almost guarantee I will use this with the Mrs. at some point.

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Seabee-J's Comment
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Had a coworker some years back go from local to OTR , reason being , to get away from the wife. πŸ˜‰ .

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.

Jared H.'s Comment
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As a super new driver starting a 2nd career, I would say this...

For a country that the majority of goods is transported by truckers the facilities for those who do the job is so subpar it’s not even funny- truckers spending lots to time just trying to find a safe place to park and take a shower.. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ

The demand from companies on their drivers and the pay scale - compared to how much the company is profiting is GREAT if you OWN the company.

Why do OTR versus local - many have already posted the reasons. β€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

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.
Old School's Comment
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The demand from companies on their drivers and the pay scale - compared to how much the company is profiting is GREAT if you OWN the company.

Be careful with that kind of thinking Jared. Were you to compare the percentage of payroll to revenues and then compare profits to revenues, you would find that the drivers are getting paid a lot more than the company is making in profits. Payroll is a huge expense. You simply cannot compare your single salary to the company's profits and make that judgement. They pay out many more dollars than they take in. They profit something like five cents on the revenue dollar if they are doing really well. That's not much, and often it is less than that.

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