Keeping My Fingers Crossed.

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Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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I found a local company about 10 mins from my house. They have 2 divisions, OTR and delivering trailers from the Great Dane factory here in town. Home time on that is mostly nightly and every weekend. Applying tomorrow hoping (mostly praying) for the best!good-luck-2.gifgood-luck-2.gif

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.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Celadon doesn't make you sign a contract? And even still, you'll have to pay back the school cost and from what I've been reading, you don't want to be jumping around company wise right off the bat.

PanamaExpat's Comment
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I have often wondered why anyone would consider a career in trucking and then be mostly concerned about home time? I also am in the same line of questioning as Robert. Didn't you agree to drive for Celadon for a year? Not living up to your word won't do you any favors looking for future employment.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I have often wondered why anyone would consider a career in trucking and then be mostly concerned about home time? I also am in the same line of questioning as Robert. Didn't you agree to drive for Celadon for a year? Not living up to your word won't do you any favors looking for future employment.

I think home time is a legitimate concern. I don't have to be home every night(my wife is used to me being gone a week or two at a time) so my search was finding a company that could fit that need. I don't want to be out months at a time because I love being a husband and father. I just read on here so much about people jumping around because the grass is always greener, when really that first year is so crucial in setting yourself up for the future. Not to mention, you don't give yourself the opportunity to realize that your initial choice might be the right one in the long term.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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I am getting back into trucking with the long term goal of attaining a local job so I can enjoy my job and family. I'm not jumping ship to "greener grass" and no I have not signed a contract with Celadon. I joined their driving school knowing I'd have two options, drive for Celadon for a agreed upon number of miles, or pay out of pocket for the training. I came here fully prepared to fulfill and terms I agreed to, and still intend to whether that's is driving for .15 cents a mile for 120000 miles out paying for the tuition out of pocket. OTR was never in my long term goals, just a means to attain what I was after.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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