How often do regional truckers be at home during weekdays?

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  1. El_turco_12

    El_turco_12 Bobtail Member

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    I'm a new AZ driver, i talked to a recruiter from Challenger for a new driver position with no experience, this is a job for a i think a regional trucking cross border, the only problem i have is i don't have a vehicle of my own to go home, question is how many times do regional truckers comes back home at night time during weekdays?
     
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  3. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Medium Load Member

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    Well there is atleast some good news in your case. When I worked at challenger there were a few things that helped out, but things could have changed since I was with them two years ago.

    Short answer, all runs at challenger are basically regional. Even when I was OTR, I found myself at Cambridge probably 3 times a week. Basically every other night I was back there.

    They have rooms at challenger Cambridge, where you can sleep on a bed in a private room, you can also shower and stuff like that. Or you can sleep in your truck in the yard.

    What I did for a short while was when I wanted to go home I would park my truck at a supermarket and go home if I needed to get some supplies. As long as nobody complains you won't have any problems.
     
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    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    Challenger sounds like a pretty decent place, a lot better than all these other hellholes out there.
     
  5. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Medium Load Member

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    Honestly it was probably the best company I have worked at but the pay was just way too low. It's basically making 1k a week after taxes on average. Hard to survive on that especially being OTR and the costs associated with it.

    Waiting times at docks were usually an hour or less. I think the longest I have waited was 3 hours.
     
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    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    The Average at Bison was 650/wk after taxes/Benefits. 1k week clear isn’t terrible, but not great either.
     
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    Just today alone I saw two different challenger team trucks where both drivers were wearing masks while driving. That has to be annoying lol
     
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    Canadianhauler21 Medium Load Member

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    Must be some kind of training requirement. If not, that is a pretty sad affair for team drivers at challenger.
     
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