company with best hometime??

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  1. RYITO1122334455

    RYITO1122334455 Light Load Member

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    what company out there will give me the best hometime??? right mow i work for millis, thier hometime seems to be one of the best, however the recruter told me i could be on for seven and then be off for 3 or 4. now in orientation they say thats not possible........ i hae family and 74 yr old grandma that has to go to appt's. now i dont mind being gone for 7 or 8 days i jst need 3 or 4 homeafter that. does anyone do this???? i can live off off 500 or 600 a week, so miles dont have to be excessive, my fiance is going for nursing so money isnt to much of an issue. i just would like to be otr part time if it makes sence. i can probly squeeze by for my year here but after my contract is up, id like to find a company that can fit my scedule. any ideas or suggestions?
     
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  3. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    You won't get time off like that in OTR unless you get into a company like Roehl that has the 7/7 or 7/3 set up. Otherwise, the general rule of thumb for time off is 1 day for every 6 or 7 out on the road.
     
  4. Scarecrow03

    Scarecrow03 Road Train Member

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    Youngstown is a pretty heavily traveled freight lane. You should have no problem with weekly home time once you get done with your commitment at Millis.

    Falcon is based in Youngstown. I don't know anything about the company, but that's one direction you might consider after doing some research on the company.
     
  5. 2fuzy

    2fuzy Road Train Member

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    Find a little fish to work for you might be suprised what you find they are out there my guys have 2 days of a week and take a grand a week home
     
  6. tinglish

    tinglish Light Load Member

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    you're asking alot, when i started with dickie simon, it was 21 days out for 3 days at home (only one of MANY reasons i only stayed there 6 Months)

    but there are companys that have like a "homerun fleet" 4 days on and 4 days off. at least gordon used to have one like that.
     
  7. Jtruckin

    Jtruckin Light Load Member

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    Yeah I think Schneider has something like that home run fleet tinglish mentioned also, though Im not sure they're hiring much right now...
     
  8. im6under

    im6under Heavy Load Member

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    transport america, schneider, roehl, bar-nunn, crst, all have home time fleets...

    with any of them it depends on them being able to pair you with another guy and alternate you in the truck.

    meaning, it depends where you are at and whats available and nobody's gonna give you a personal truck and then let it sit every other week...
     
  9. driver4015

    driver4015 Medium Load Member

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    why are you doing otr? you want a local job!!!! Or at worst a regional job. you will NOT like most otr jobs, thats why their called otr, your required to be on THE ROAD.
     
  10. CDLschoolgrad

    CDLschoolgrad Light Load Member

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    I'm a recent grad going to Roehl on their hometime plus program. Out 7 then home 4, then out 7 again and home 3 and it just keeps going like that. You slip seat between 2 rigs and 2 other drivers and they are one of the better companies to work for. :biggrin_25525:
     
  11. M915A4

    M915A4 Medium Load Member

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    bringing back the old threads are we...lol....4 years at that
     
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