Moving Out Of CA To MO Or IA

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David's Comment
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In 15-17 days I'll be leaving CA for what I hope to be good. It's really tough living here, even with both of us working, we still hardly had anything left over, so the wife and I have decided to relocate either to MO (My mother live there) or Iowa (Her family lives there) Either way, we have an opportunity to take a step back and live with family while we save up and get our own house OR piece of land for under 50K.....

We have one kid out with my mom already and then my wife will be flying out to KC, MO and I'll be driving my 1970 VW Beetle down the 80 and then drop down to KC and over the 70 into MO. Should be a fun little run. Im really excited about this move and this opportunity to get back on our feet and live how we want too.

I've been doing a lot of research on OTR and local company's in KC and shouldn't have too much issue landing a nice one out there.

So for those of you that will be driving over the 80 east (or if your coming west) Keep an eye out for a Black and Red VW Bug with a CB antana poking out. (I plan to have my CB on when traveling.) If ya see me, give a yell or an Air horn honk.

I plan to be leaving my current area on the 1st.. I just wanted to let you all know in case you don't see me here for awhile.

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Granted this is only my opinion but since your moving anyway and have two choices, between the two, I would choose Missouri. Cheaper living and almost every trucking company hires out of Kansas City MO or the Kansas side. Job hunting should be a breeze if you decide to want another company in the future.

Besides who in their right mind willingly moves to or back to Iowa?

OK can not resist. You hear about the war between Iowa and Arkansas? Yea a guy from Iowa threw a grenade and then a guy from Arkansas picked it up and pulled the pin and threw it back. smile.gif

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.

David's Comment
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Granted this is only my opinion but since your moving anyway and have two choices, between the two, I would choose Missouri. Cheaper living and almost every trucking company hires out of Kansas City MO or the Kansas side. Job hunting should be a breeze if you decide to want another company in the future.

Besides who in their right mind willingly moves to or back to Iowa?

OK can not resist. You hear about the war between Iowa and Arkansas? Yea a guy from Iowa threw a grenade and then a guy from Arkansas picked it up and pulled the pin and threw it back. smile.gif

lol.

We are leaning toward more on the MO side, though being the great guy I am, I gave my wife the option of going to Iowa. Either way Im fine. 3hr drive to my moms vs a 3 day drive is better i think.

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.

mountain girl's Comment
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I'm with Guyjax. Go to MO. (CA is an expensive life. I hear ya'. CO takes a close second.)

Best wishes on your move and your drive with your Beetle. Go to MO, Dude.

-mountain girl

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Well wherever you decide to move you can rest assured there will be no shortage of corn or football!

Sorry.....but the corn is waist level which means training camp is getting ready to start and I'm having trouble sleeping I'm so excited! When the corn reaches shoulder level it's time for pre-season. When you're over your head in corn you'll be over your head in football.

The farmers watch the calendar and weather to determine when to plant corn and I watch the corn to determine where we are in the football calendar!

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HAMMERTIME's Comment
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Isn't there some big fleets out in Iowa, I swear I keep seeing Heartland and CRETE. I also recall seeing a lot of Decker.

David's Comment
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Well wherever you decide to move you can rest assured there will be no shortage of corn or football!

Sorry.....but the corn is waist level which means training camp is getting ready to start and I'm having trouble sleeping I'm so excited! When the corn reaches shoulder level it's time for pre-season. When you're over your head in corn you'll be over your head in football.

The farmers watch the calendar and weather to determine when to plant corn and I watch the corn to determine where we are in the football calendar!

rofl-3.gif

Good thing to remember.. my family is big on football so I'll be watching more than listening about it. And I love corn, so it's a win win

Isn't there some big fleets out in Iowa, I swear I keep seeing Heartland and CRETE. I also recall seeing a lot of Decker.

I'm not sure on that, though I do remember seeing a ton of them out there when I was driving.

Should be a fun adventure. I love adventures.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Isn't there some big fleets out in Iowa, I swear I keep seeing Heartland and CRETE. I also recall seeing a lot of Decker.

Heartland is headquartered in Iowa City. Decker is out of Fort Dodge, Iowa. There are a number of other trucking companies in Iowa (Heyl, TNT , et al.)

Crete is out of Lincoln, Nebraska. I won't repeat any Nebraska or Missouri or Arkansas jokes here. I'm from Iowa, and my parents raised me to be nice.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Isn't there some big fleets out in Iowa, I swear I keep seeing Heartland and CRETE. I also recall seeing a lot of Decker.

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Heartland is headquartered in Iowa City. Decker is out of Fort Dodge, Iowa. There are a number of other trucking companies in Iowa (Heyl, TNT , et al.)

Crete is out of Lincoln, Nebraska. I won't repeat any Nebraska or Missouri or Arkansas jokes here. I'm from Iowa, and my parents raised me to be nice.

I am from Arkansas so it's a good thing you held back the jokes. Would really hate to have my wife...errr sister.....hmm cousin have a word with you. shocked.png

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

David's Comment
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Isn't there some big fleets out in Iowa, I swear I keep seeing Heartland and CRETE. I also recall seeing a lot of Decker.

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Heartland is headquartered in Iowa City. Decker is out of Fort Dodge, Iowa. There are a number of other trucking companies in Iowa (Heyl, TNT , et al.)

Crete is out of Lincoln, Nebraska. I won't repeat any Nebraska or Missouri or Arkansas jokes here. I'm from Iowa, and my parents raised me to be nice.

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I am from Arkansas so it's a good thing you held back the jokes. Would really hate to have my wife...errr sister.....hmm cousin have a word with you. shocked.png

HAHAH i was actually thinking of that after reading his post... glad you said it and not me.rofl-3.gif

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

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