Are There Secondary Ways To Make Money While Driving On The Road

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Elijah W.'s Comment
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I'm looking for ideas or suggestions for things I can do while driving out on the road to make a second income like can you be a salesman or something of that nature

Travis's Comment
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I can't think of anything you could do that wouldn't cut into your 70 hours though. Don't you have to log any other job as on duty time?

I'm looking for ideas or suggestions for things I can do while driving out on the road to make a second income like can you be a salesman or something of that nature

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Yes, you have to log other moneymaking activities as on duty not driving. So that would only leave passive income streams as an option.

I can't think of anything you could do that wouldn't cut into your 70 hours though. Don't you have to log any other job as on duty time?

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I'm looking for ideas or suggestions for things I can do while driving out on the road to make a second income like can you be a salesman or something of that nature

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BK's Comment
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What I used to do when I could walk like a normal human being is to get out and walk around the truck stops on my 10 looking for loose change on the ground. Even found a $5 once.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I tried the lot lizard thing but I’m pretty hideous as a woman.

Travis's Comment
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Even with handsfree it wouldn't be safe and I sure as hell don't know about legality but how would you log it if you did something like telephone tech support while you actually drove? Or phone sex or sexy video chat? You'd be on your drive line for the driving but also charging by the minute or whatever too 🤔

Pretty sure any company driver would also run afoul of company rules but could an O/O with all his own equipment and running his own loads do it?

Yes, you have to log other moneymaking activities as on duty not driving. So that would only leave passive income streams as an option.

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I can't think of anything you could do that wouldn't cut into your 70 hours though. Don't you have to log any other job as on duty time?

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I'm looking for ideas or suggestions for things I can do while driving out on the road to make a second income like can you be a salesman or something of that nature

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I tried the lot lizard thing but I’m pretty hideous as a woman.

You could be a male internet lot lizard! There's more women out here now!

Laura

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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I'm looking for ideas or suggestions for things I can do while driving out on the road to make a second income like can you be a salesman or something of that nature

Howdy, Elijah, and welcome to Trucking Truth; great folks here.

Are you currently a driver ???? Makes a bit of difference. If you are 'pre CDL ,' you might want to wait, and first learn:

Here's a link, re: your question~Side Hustles for Drivers.

I actually posted a really cool link, awhile back . . it's in here. Brett agreed, as well:

Making extra money, saving money, economics for truckers! Trucking Economics.

Best to ya, Elijah; tons of great advice in this site~!

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: If you'd at least add your state, it'd help us help you, a bit better!

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.
Harvey C.'s Comment
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At one time I thought our son Michael should try his hand at doing wood carving since he likes to build things and seems to have a good eye for how things should look, etc. Since he's been driving a little over two years he hasn't done anything like that but I still think he might be good at this and find it interesting. About once a week he may have a delay between loads and sit at a truck stop for 24 hours so he would have the time to do something like this if he had the interest.

Locally, a famous guy named Ed Snyder who carved duck decoys had very good success. This article mentions him carving in his shop but it was pretty well known that he did a lot of carving while he worked for the state as a bridgetender. A bridgetender will often have long periods of not having much to do, just waiting for the next vessel that comes along that they need to open the bridge for. My former neighbor was friends with Ed and as a teenager carved some very good decoys himself. He told me that he had showed a decoy at some show and some foreign collector saw it and wanted to buy it and any others he had. He had given a couple as a gift to his mom and sister and begged them to give them back to him and he sold them for big money (I don't recall exactly but something like 3 for $5,000 around 1980) but never found the time to carve new ones to replace those gifts. This is something that could be fun relaxing hobby that would take some time to develop the talent to make good money but duck hunters are often wealthy people who are willing to pay good money for art items related to their hobby.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I tried the lot lizard thing but I’m pretty hideous as a woman.

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You could be a male internet lot lizard! There's more women out here now!

Laura

Not internet lot lizard, actual male lot lizard. I call those men that are usually trying to pass themselves off as generals in the military Internet L0t L!z@rds because somebody turn me in once and I got banned for 24 hours for using lot lizards. So I do it the way you see and haven't been banned since. LOL

Laura

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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