Mom Of 3 Under 5

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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It's a shame that you feel like you have to do this because you don't have security in your marriage. Not a good way to live. I would sit down and discuss this topic with your husband. No one is saying you should depend on him, but it sounds like you're bracing for impact.

I did OTR and now I drive locally so I know both sides. First things first, $17 an hour to drive a Class A truck is terrible pay. I would rather work at a warehouse with predictable days and hours.

I do local and while my start time is the same everyday, the time I get off is not. I could get off as early as 4pm, or as late as 8:30pm. This would create a nightmare for planning with your daycare person.

I would focus on taking care of the kids and supporting the husband as he builds his career. He will eventually make enough to support you all but it won't be in that first year.

I think ultimately the hurdle we need to focus on is what appears to be your lack of confidence with you two staying together. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. And I would use my energy to gain that confidence back somehow so that you don't feel obligated to abandon the kids and seek out additional income "just in case".

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.

Jazmine R.'s Comment
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I understand where you are coming from. Someone else mentioned driving school buses I didn’t know you had to a cdl for that and that is an option because 2 out of 3 are in school. Also It’s how my mom raised us she isn’t the best person alive and always negative things to say or do and at this point I just really want to provide for children my older 2 father left me in $3000 worth of and I’m a domestic violence survivor as well as child hood abuse survivor I want to give my children the world although my husband is amazing and tries to give us the world I still have a lot that I deal with when it comes to the men in my life. I see why otr cdl isn’t god right and the risks my husband would have if he was to teach me things in his personal or work truck. I will look into more options like driving for the school here or the city. Thank you so all so much!!!!!

It's a shame that you feel like you have to do this because you don't have security in your marriage. Not a good way to live. I would sit down and discuss this topic with your husband. No one is saying you should depend on him, but it sounds like you're bracing for impact.

I did OTR and now I drive locally so I know both sides. First things first, $17 an hour to drive a Class A truck is terrible pay. I would rather work at a warehouse with predictable days and hours.

I do local and while my start time is the same everyday, the time I get off is not. I could get off as early as 4pm, or as late as 8:30pm. This would create a nightmare for planning with your daycare person.

I would focus on taking care of the kids and supporting the husband as he builds his career. He will eventually make enough to support you all but it won't be in that first year.

I think ultimately the hurdle we need to focus on is what appears to be your lack of confidence with you two staying together. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. And I would use my energy to gain that confidence back somehow so that you don't feel obligated to abandon the kids and seek out additional income "just in case".

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.

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 understand where you are coming from. Someone else mentioned driving school buses I didn’t know you had to a cdl for that and that is an option because 2 out of 3 are in school. Also It’s how my mom raised us she isn’t the best person alive and always negative things to say or do and at this point I just really want to provide for children my older 2 father left me in $3000 worth of and I’m a domestic violence survivor as well as child hood abuse survivor I want to give my children the world although my husband is amazing and tries to give us the world I still have a lot that I deal with when it comes to the men in my life. I see why otr cdl isn’t god right and the risks my husband would have if he was to teach me things in his personal or work truck. I will look into more options like driving for the school here or the city. Thank you so all so much!!!!!

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It's a shame that you feel like you have to do this because you don't have security in your marriage. Not a good way to live. I would sit down and discuss this topic with your husband. No one is saying you should depend on him, but it sounds like you're bracing for impact.

I did OTR and now I drive locally so I know both sides. First things first, $17 an hour to drive a Class A truck is terrible pay. I would rather work at a warehouse with predictable days and hours.

I do local and while my start time is the same everyday, the time I get off is not. I could get off as early as 4pm, or as late as 8:30pm. This would create a nightmare for planning with your daycare person.

I would focus on taking care of the kids and supporting the husband as he builds his career. He will eventually make enough to support you all but it won't be in that first year.

I think ultimately the hurdle we need to focus on is what appears to be your lack of confidence with you two staying together. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. And I would use my energy to gain that confidence back somehow so that you don't feel obligated to abandon the kids and seek out additional income "just in case".

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Always BLESSED to hear from Daniel B., Jazmine.....he's .... amazing, for such a young man, starting up RIGHT HERE!

Re: School buses... it's a CDLB with an endorsement (for passengers, of course....) and my Auntie is the BEST in our county, 3 years in a row. They started her out at $20 an hour..... in rural Ohio; she's up from that (of course) now, but... that COULD work... methinks!!!!!

I'd thought about it as well, but my daughter went on to Community College in her Sophomore year, and my son (sadly) has been homeschooled since Covid. Nary often we 'see' a bus, anymore.

Then, there's tour buses and whatnot .. heck, I'd take off with the band .... LoL~!rofl-3.gif

~ 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.

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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