Any OTR drivers who don't own a personal car?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by XenonOxide, Nov 29, 2022.

  1. XenonOxide

    XenonOxide Bobtail Member

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    I'm thinking of selling my car since I'll be home so seldom that it doesn't feel like it makes sense to keep paying for insurance. I'm sure I can fill the few days that I do need a car with public transportation, Uber or car rentals.

    Are there any other drivers here who have experience with that?
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    A folding electric bicycle will fit in the sleeper.
    Dozens of brands and price ranges.
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  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I went nearly 10 years without a car because I could park my bobtail at our apartment complex.
    Then they changed the rules and said no more truck parking, and I ended up needing a car.

    There are some that park their bobtails, or even with a trailer along the street there. It is really a hazard and I won't do it.

    But, I must say...
    It is nice to have a car again.
    Dealing with Uber or a bus or rental is all too time consuming.

    I don't care about paying for insurance.
    It is nice to simply get in my car and go when I get home, not to mention drive wherever during my home time without having to worry about schedules or calling for a ride both ways.
     
  5. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    If the car is paid off, have you looked at a "pay as you go" insurance policy. Basically the insurance is priced per mile driven.

    Not sure if that's available in your area.
     
  6. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    I have an old Jeep and I never replaced it while driving a truck because it would have been a waste of money having it sit and rot.

    If you are in an urban area where other forms of transport are available, ditch the car (unless you want/need one). Jettison all that garbage and stack your paychecks.
     
  7. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

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    I haven't owned a car in years. No problem. Lyft / Uber. I took 2 weeks off about a month ago and rented a car for to travel to New Orleans and Florida fun fun time.

    There are a lot of advantages to being a driver and thats one of them.
     
  8. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    ... Works good in freezing conditions in ND or MN in january - one trip should be enough to buy car again :)
     
  9. XenonOxide

    XenonOxide Bobtail Member

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    Why would an electric vehicle be affected by freezing conditions?
     
  10. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    Freezing conditions could affect how well the battery performs. Potentially lowers the top speed and/or shorten the range.

    On the bicycle side of things the rider would be exposed to the elements and potentially freeze to death. Along with the normal safety issues for ridding a bicycle in car and truck traffic.
     
  11. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    The battery should be fine since the bicycle & battery will be the same temperature as the inside of the truck.
    Doubt he will be riding for hours in sub-freezing conditions anyway.
     
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