I'm Seriously Debating A Job In The Trucking Industry

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Thomas D.'s Comment
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Thank you everyone for your input. I might have been a little misunderstood as to the reason behind my post. Let me see if I can clear things up.

I truly am about to pull the trigger on this (> 60 days), and I'm really not looking for you guys to try to talk me out of the business ( so why ask for reasons not to do it??? wtf.gif ) but every thing that's brought up is something I need to figure out, think about, consider, and lend credence to. I realize some people go into this blindsided, and I'm trying to prevent that from happening to me.

I really hope that made sense, because I'm actually very serious about this.....

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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That's what I figured. I spent a few years researching trucking before jumping in. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.

Thomas D.'s Comment
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That's what I figured. I spent a few years researching trucking before jumping in. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.

Me too. Like the day after my discharge, but what's done is done.

Bush Country's Comment
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I started OTR in 1991, got out of the truck in 2012, and went offshore GoM, working 14 on /14 off. I'm seriously considering jumping back in the truck later this year or early 2022. I'm tired of the corprate BS and ass kissing in my current industry.

@Thomas D, with everyone having a cell phone, FaceTime, video calling, social media, etc, being away from home is a heckuva lot easier nowadays then it was in 1991. Good luck to ya brother.

I worked offshore GoM from 1994-2002 on the frac boats. Our schedule was also 14/14 except when I went to Brazil on 28/28. Gotta love those equal time rotations!


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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