my question is in my experience anyway , no everyones but mine local really isnt really all worth it to me you take a huge pay cut and run so hard your barely home anyway just to sleep no time to do anything but a 10 hour break . so really in my eyes its not worth it might as well be otr right? with me it was either running so hard i couldnt see my family ever cause was like 7am to sometimes as late as 9 pm . at least otr can relax a little sometime in my experience anyway what do you all think ? who would rather be otr then local or the other way around let me know tell me why etc.
is local worth it ?
Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by thundercat02, Oct 10, 2012.
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Dinomite Road Train Member
- Sep 6, 2012
That was my experience with local as well. I did like when I did regional and I could get out of the city or Run up to Little Rock from Houston delivering Budweiser and then back home. But city driving all day. That is not for me.
yea i agree call me crazy but at very least i would rather be home on weekends can just enjoy what you do then without workin insane hours at least every day , every time i got a loal job it would end due to me quitting cause for months i would live on nothing cause was no work. at least if your otr you can go where freight is.
I didn't care much for it. It took being home everyday to realize I didn't care to be home everyday. I actually worked a normal 8-10 hour day so I still had plenty of time to do other things though. However, back on the road, after 4 or 5 days I'm done. Found my current company 3 years ago and they said "well...we'll get you home every other weekend for 2 or 3 days." Once they realized that I give it 100% at all times I kind of made my own home time guidelines. One of the reasons i'll never work a for large company again. I can't stand their idiotic rules.
azcardnlz Medium Load Member
- Oct 4, 2006
I had a gig where I didn't take a pay cut. I worked 14 hours a day 5 days a week 10am to midnight. Still, I couldn't get out on the road fast enough. My wife asked what the difference was since I still had the 14 hour clock either way. I told her that I never WORK 14 hours straight while OTR.
I am leaving a local LTL job, where I am home everyday, to go OTR...I am going to work for the Walmart Private Fleet!
14 hours a day, no breaks, just HURRY-HURRY-HURRY, all day long
Its worth it to me, to be away from home...
The LTL grind will takes its toll on you!!!
American-Trucker Road Train Member
- Nov 8, 2009
i run local linehaul, i work mon-fri 730am to 730pm and have weekends and holidays off, i have plenty of time at home....and the money in LTL can be anywhere from $50,000/yr to $120,000/yr......OTR cant really compete money/hometime wise. The hard part is finding a job where you can get on first shift, dont get treated like crap, and where top pay is in that range.
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Deadjester Light Load Member
I'm local city p&d, i don't think i could go back to otr, i work 8-10 a day m-f, weekends and holidays off and bring home a Nice paycheck. Get to have a "normal" life. It's not for everyone, it's pretty physical, lots of traffic morons etc....but to each his own. Plus i get paid hourly...so it's not so much hurry up gotta keep'em rolling
what are some ltl company names
Dead jester you just might be a exception then you just found a good gig . If I could work 8-10 hours a day and pull a good check in I would , I also hate day cabs they make for a real rough ride breat the heck out of your back at least does with me , but I also had a 379 when I was Otr to . Walmart well good luck braceface I heard good things about them , I heard you even get paid to sleep , providing that's all true but good luck .braceface and Deadjester Thank this.
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