Is It Really Worth It to Have a House and Car if I'm OTR for the Foreseeable Future?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by DARKNIGHTRUCKER, May 17, 2021.

  1. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Consider a house share/room rental?
    It will give you an address for mail.
     
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  3. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    if you are a company driver they might have a workaround...
    But if you need to have an accountant do your taxes you should make sure you can claim per diem. I believe you must have a home address.
    Now what that address needs to be isn't carved in stone...;-)
     
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  4. Hazmat Cat

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    This is why you need hos in every state
     
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  5. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    Oh god the drama could not be worth all that....
     
  6. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Great opportunity to save money. Treat yourself every so often with a motel, swimming pool, rental car, good dinner, sightseeing, whatever you want. The money will stack up quick. Storage? For what. Keep only what’s if any value. The rest can be bought when needed. In the long run, you’ll be way ahead. Having the funds built up, gives you the Buying power, when needed. Meanwhile build up credit rating if needed. 3 credit cards, using less than 30% of balance. Small amounts, paid on time, for a year or 2, whatever it takes to get the number up. Clark Howard has some great info on building up credit rating.
     
  7. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    You could also get a RV/travel trailer and park it at an RV park. Thats what we did when I had a gig out of Reno for a couple years.
     
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  8. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

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    Yes yes yes this !!!!
     
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  9. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

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    That place is called a hotel
     
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  10. Dockbumper

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    I got past that after 2 marriages.

    ^^^^^^yes...lol^^^^
     
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  11. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    I am assuming that is not "hours of service":biggrin_2559:
     
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