is local worth it ?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by thundercat02, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Bigrigin

    Bigrigin Light Load Member

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    Trucks do rock,I just don't want to live in a 9x6 box. And for truck stops thats all good too if you like a bunch of dirty stinky drivers that know everything. Lol
     
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  3. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    Well the nearest local jobs are 70 miles from my house and a 140 mile daily commute isn't happening. I'm only out 4 or 5 days at a time and thoroughly enjoy my job. To each their own I guess.
     
  4. jakebrake12

    jakebrake12 Road Train Member

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    I bid a yard slot in 2011 and you will be whipping wagons of all sizes into doors with precision after about a week. The funny part was how hard hooking sets with a truck was when you were used to the Ottawa. It was like trying to throw a ball with your off hand.
     
  5. rocknroll81

    rocknroll81 Road Train Member

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    I agree with you 100%, I now laugh at them, when i get the urge to hit the road I'll do it on my vacation.
     
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  6. trucker3573

    trucker3573 Light Load Member

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    Not sure how you figure that? You are not looking in the right places. I run 276 miles a day and gross 1400-1450 a week, but I guess local is a huge pay cut?
     
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  7. Oi!

    Oi! Road Train Member

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    You should see the one my company has in Detroit, backing a trailer every 3 minutes in the snow like a maniac.
     
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