Is 2-3 days off for every 3-4 weeks out the standard for OTR Megas?

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  1. biddlydiddly

    biddlydiddly Bobtail Member

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    Can I expect a full two or three days off if I were to go OTR with Swift, Knight or CR England?
     
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  3. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    with swift yes.
    1 day for every week you are out.
     
  4. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Medium Load Member

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    Crete/shaffer is like 1 day per every 6 days out but you still have to be out 3 weeks before going home. Might be able to get into a regional account at a mega, which is home for 2 days every 2 weeks. Or even a dedicated that would have you home for a 34 every week.
     
  5. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Forget that.
    Two kinds of truck drivers, those who live to truck, and those who truck to live, I’m no longer living in a truck, thought it seems like it recently, go somewhere like Schneider tank division, 6 days off per month or regional dryvan and be home every other weekend or something, or you could burn out and hate your job
     
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  6. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    What’s a day, a full 24 hours ?
     
  7. Lostmykey

    Lostmykey Light Load Member

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    Yep; some companies offer more flexible schedules now, but it’s usually a pay cut or slip-seating. A few also offer 1.5-2 days off per 7 days out.
     
  8. Hottub

    Hottub Light Load Member

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    Who are these carriers ?
     
  9. bonder45

    bonder45 Road Train Member

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    I personally offer 2 weeks on, 1 off or 4 weeks on, 2 off.

    Home time is important I figure.
     
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  10. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Some of time off depends on your location. If your close to where freight is running you might have more time off

    Tho you should get @Chinatown to help you find something better than the bottom feeder companies. Other than CR England, what you listed is where drivers go with horrible driving records
     
  11. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Also if you are contractor instead of company driver. You can dictate your time off. But just remember. If you are sitting still. You are not making any money. $$$
     
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