After years of visiting, I've finally joined

Discussion in 'The Welcome Wagon' started by :unamused:, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. :unamused:

    :unamused: Bobtail Member

    Jan 12, 2020
    Portland metro, Oregon
    I've wound up here on numerous occasions thanks to internet searches, decided to finally join. I tend to lurk more than post in my older foruming age for a variety of reasons (no need to repeat, smarter people making better points, etc.), though my searching means I have plenty of questions I may ask if I'm feeling brave.

    Was a local delivery driver for a few beverage distributors in the Portland/Salem metro area since 2006 (acquired class A working for a large red soft drink company based out of Atlanta).
    Currently working for a wine distributor running night transport to downstate Oregon, in addition to a Saturday job driving a box truck to Bend for a bed and furniture retailer.

    By Sunday, I'm ready to never go outside again.
  2. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
  3. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Hello, fellow Oregonian.

    After reading your post, I've got visions of polar bears dancing in my head.
    :unamused: and D.Tibbitt Thank this.
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Ever thought about getting out here on the big road? Or u happy with the local gigs?
    Flat Earth Trucker Thanks this.
  5. :unamused:

    :unamused: Bobtail Member

    Jan 12, 2020
    Portland metro, Oregon
    I have, just out of curiosity, and seeing the rest of North America has a certain appeal.

    Then, the pessimist in me splashes some cold water on that with traffic, getting lost, nonsense I see with third party driver's delivering to our warehouse from suppliers (beverage makers), full rest/truck stops, etc. Also, the girlfriend wouldn't go for it (she tolerates nights, but under protest).
    2019 was the first full year of running nights, working approximately 45 hours/4 nights a week (Monday to Thursday). Was pretty close to clearing $70k from that. Saturday job is good for 10 to 12 hours (snow and chains) and added another $10k for the year. Throw in employee pricing for booze and beds (and bed accessories) I'm fine with what I'm doing for now.
    D.Tibbitt and dwells40 Thank this.
  6. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Medium Load Member

    Jun 8, 2018
    Welcome to the club.
    D.Tibbitt and :unamused: Thank this.
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