Is California a decent place for a trucker to live and what cities?

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  1. Dzl210

    Dzl210 Bobtail Member

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    What do you dislike about it?

    I love Washington, but winter here takes a lot out of me and the pay isn't on par with the cost of living. Most jobs are $16-$18/hr.
     
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    otherhalftw Insignificant Otter

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    You could take a look at Yuba City. Legend trucking is out of there....but you might be required to wear a wrap around ball cap!:rolleyes:
     
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    otherhalftw Insignificant Otter

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    And you think CA will be any different?
     
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    S M D Road Train Member

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    Cost of living in this state is worse than anywhere else imo.
    There is so many taxes that by the time your check arrives to you its been cut In 4 ways. Cost of living isn't cheap eather.
     
  6. Dzl210

    Dzl210 Bobtail Member

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    That's why I'm asking about it lol.

    I'm chaining daily and driving on ice in the mountains and to the east. I come home to rain.

    I've looked at a few jobs in NorCal and they seem to be around $24/hr.
     
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    otherhalftw Insignificant Otter

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    At that pay rate...they would have to be union. Get your name on the list unless you have an inside connection!
     
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    Dzl210 Bobtail Member

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    Oy, that's discouraging. Unions up here are paying upwards of $30/hr. Maybe I should keep planted here and work towards the union.
     
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    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    As they drive their Prius 90mph down the freeway!
     
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    mountaingote Road Train Member

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    Or you could look at places off the west coast . I lived in CA for thirty years and , in hindsight , wasted thirty years of my life .

    I moved to Texas when I got tired of barely making ends meet with a $38 an hour job working as a carpenter . I had also become concerned about my folks because it was becoming obvious my Mom was in the early stages of Alzheimers .

    The cost of living was 45% of what it was in CA and the people were outstanding . I grew up in the northeast and never felt welcome in CA due to the "Thanks for visiting now leave ." attitude of the CA natives , something I have never experienced in Texas or anywhere else in the south .

    The California mystique is what draws a lot of people to move there but the reality is that its an expensive and overcrowded facade . Before all you CA folks jump on me you need to know I have friends and family that live there and a few of them are happy and a few would be long gone if it weren't for the attachments and roots they've put down .
     
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