Part Time?

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Glenn B.'s Comment
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thinking about the not all that far off future and maybe being semi-retired. Probably will have to work till dead and not retire, but have wondered about driving OTR say for 6 months on then taking 6 mths off and being semi-retired.

anyone doing similar or know of trucking companies that may allow that?

glenn

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.

Old School's Comment
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Glenn, that is a tough one to find in this business. Freight moves all the time, and the equipment that moves it is a major capital investment. The trucking companies need their equipment moving as much as possible. When you take a few months off then they have got to find someone to put in that seat and then you are going to want to come back in a few months which means they have got to find you a truck. Plus they are usually not willing to take that kind of a chance on an unproven rookie driver. Even the most experienced driver would have a tough sell trying to talk someone into a position like that.

Larry E.'s Comment
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Depends on what you mean by part time. I worked part time as a rookie while transitioning careers before going OTR. I worked weekends, holidays and summers for a small regional outfit. Hopefully, I can do the same thing in reverse in a couple of years. I would work as many weekends (out Friday evening/early Saturday morning and back on Sunday midafternoon) as they need me and would make my self available for when drivers go on vacation. They had one driver that was in his mid 70's doing the same thing. Allows the company to earn some extra $$$ while I do the same and still have plenty of time to be home. It may take a little work to find a company like that, but they are out there.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Rick Dees's Comment
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Maybe consider Roehl Transport who has a 7 on 7 off program as does Knight and Transport America.

Glenn B.'s Comment
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Thanks for the responses guys. Larry, was wondering about a 6 mths on, 6 mths off thing after getting a couple full on yrs experience. OldS, that's about the answer I was expecting.

Glenn

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