Best company to live in truck full time

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  1. Moto357

    Moto357 Bobtail Member

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    What companies do y’all recommend in terms of living in the truck full time? Wanting to get rid of my apartment and take a year or two OTR saving up for a house. 28yo, no family or kids, just two cats I’d like to take with me ideally.

    I don’t have my CDL yet so a company that trains would be a plus but I also have a little cash set aside I might be able to afford sending myself through CDL school so that’s not a total deal breaker.

    Sorry if this has been asked before, couldn’t find anything in the search bar
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Here's one that hires from approved schools and allows 2 cats to ride along.
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    Shaffer Trucking Accepts Qualified Student Drivers Who Have Successfully Completed Schooling at an Approved School.
    • Starting Pay Ranges from $.64-$.70 Per Mile for OTR Drivers
    • The Top 50% of Our OTR Drivers Average $1,998 per Week
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    • Edit: @supersnackbar drives for Shaffer and can tell you about the pay.
     
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  4. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    Find something specialized would be my suggestion. Guys who haul furniture stay in these mugs.
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    Some companies will put you in a hotel every single night. Heavy haul companies are notorious for this , convert haulers also run custom rigs because there's not much weight and you stay out roughly 9 months at a time on a salary . You'll have a more financially free life living on the road if you have any sense of budgeting.
     
  5. Jenn72

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    FFE trains and allows cats. My husband and I sold our house and lived out of our truck for years without a problem.
     
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  6. Moto357

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    According to their website you have to live in Texas for their student program sadly. Appreciate the info though! First I heard of them.
     
  7. Jenn72

    Jenn72 Medium Load Member

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    The school in Dallas is for TX residents. If you live outside of TX you will go to the school in Burns Harbor, Indiana to our sister company KLLM, but you will work for FFE

    You wouldn't talk to the recruiter for that. You would talk to the Safety guru at the terminal you are interested in working out of. For example I now run the New England states. My home terminal is NJ. (Which services most of the North East)

    If you live in the midwest you would contact the Chicago terminal.

    They have terminals from the East to the West coast.

    If you want more info let me know.
     
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  8. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    Make sure you understand what it means to live in a closet 24/7 365 before you make the jump.
     
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  9. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

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    Sure hope you know what your getting into
     
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    pumpkinishere Light Load Member

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    Where do you live?

    I went through school at mister p express in Jeffersonville, IN. If you tell them your situation they may let you stay in truck while in training. I know they are partial to cats because they have a cat called Garfield that runs the show around there. You have to sign paperwork that no mistreating Garfield or it automatic loss of job. I have 2 cats and they said I could have them in the truck.
     
  11. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

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    Get your experience and go into Experiential Touring , i did it for 30 yrs , never slept in the truck and your hotels meals snacks incidentals were free.
    Tours were anywere from 1 to 5 years , your paid a day rate w2 whether you work or not , you need to like to fly.
     
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