How's things?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by McUzi, Jul 23, 2023.

  1. jgarciajr40

    jgarciajr40 Medium Load Member

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    Wife’s a nurse in about a year.

    Contemplating on hanging up my keys once she’s settled. Starting to get mentally draining stop-by-stop.
     
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  3. EuropeanTrucker

    EuropeanTrucker Medium Load Member

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    I don’t blame you. My wife is going back to work since my kids are getting older which will allow me to do something else if I want. I have been thinking HARD about it lately and been looking into IT certifications.
     
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  4. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Man that's gotta be pretty wild to walk away from all that you've endured to get to where you're at.
     
  5. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    I got an...obscene... potential offer.
     
  6. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    LTL feels like a distant past for me now. I see them passing me from time to time and part of me is relieved I've found something easier.

    I initially thought it was gonna be a hiring bonanza after Holland collapsed. But what ended up happening in my area is that the accounts that were picked up by the competitors ended up just backfilling their own shortages. Things are just that dead.

    My new job hauling concrete is also coming down fast. We were doing 60+ hour work weeks but things have fallen off down to 45 hours. There is nothing for us to do despite all these subdivisions going up. I think the worst part of all this downtime is I got way too much time to think about how I am only doing this cause it keeps the lights on and the kids fed.

    Like I am legit waiting on my daughter to start school in a few years so my wife can go back to work and I can go find something else to do. I really also want to get out of the transportation field altogether as well. I am thinking of doing a German inspired food truck.

    I already thought of a fantastic name. "Schnitzel Hut. Were we beat our own meat!". The last part is the tagline to give a headnod to the labour intensive process of flattening and tenderizing each fillet with a mallet. Schnitzel is a technique, not a dish.

    Anyway, if you ever find yourself in SC and eventually see my Schnitzel Hut food truck, order with your TTR screen name and your dish is on me.

    ...assuming I can get out of this cement truck first.
     
  7. authentic251

    authentic251 Light Load Member

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    Operating a cmv or doing something else altogether?
     
  8. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Linux system administration.
     
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  9. authentic251

    authentic251 Light Load Member

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    You and McUzi might have put something on my mind. Especially if it will make you consider leaving the brown.
     
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  10. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    In the end, it did not. But it's a GREAT side gig. ;)
     
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  11. plynnjr92

    plynnjr92 Light Load Member

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    I'd feel better paying full price, doing my part to support small business.
     
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