Ltl , food service , OTR Life?

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  1. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Light Load Member

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    Those who do line haul, food service. What's your day like as far as off time do you get more than 10 hours off . Have any of you returned to OTR, or prefer it?
     
  2. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    I get up early in the morning between 12:00am and 3:00am depends on the day and days usually last 10-12 hours most of the day I'm on my feet you don't do much driving with certain food service jobs usually 22-25,000 steps a day anywhere from 1600-2000 calories burned or something like that.

    I get more then 10 hours off usually but it's the work week, so you know you come home do whatever and then it's time for work tomorrow it's how it goes.
     
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  3. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Light Load Member

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    Boy that's a #### good way to lose weight. I bet you don't see too many of those super sized cr England drivers doing food service. The chef would come in the morning and find them all purple and laying dead on the floor.
     
  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    you wont get hired being over weight in the first place. most of them companies do physical test before hire. pass or fail i believe
     
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  5. Majestic 670

    Majestic 670 Heavy Load Member

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    I will keep it honest line haul ltl is hard work. It's a job that pays well but it's a lot of politics. I would say if you work hard ltl city or line will be pretty good. But then again it comes down to you as a person.
     
  6. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

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    I wouldn’t say that. Came off 5 years of OTR straight to US Foods. I was 270lbs of pure fat. All they did was a dot physical. I only got a 3 month card too and they still hired me.
     
  7. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    cool glad its working for you.
     
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  8. jmz

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    When I did foodservice, I got up around 3:30am, was at work by 5am and worked until anywhere between 1pm and 6pm depending on how the day went. And I only worked 4 days a week unless I wanted to pick up an extra day for OT.

    Now I’m doing LTL linehaul, so I get up around 7:30pm, get to work by 9pm, and I’m headed home around 5:30am. 8 hour workdays are pretty nice, but I’m not exactly rolling in money because of it. As I move up in seniority, I’ll start getting longer days that pay better.

    I’ve never done OTR and I don’t intend to ever try it. Nothing beats being able to end every day with getting into my car and driving home to my own bed.
     
  9. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    There are overweight drivers in food service. Never think that you can out work/run a bad diet.

    It does help to keep you healthier though, line haul and otr are extremely sedentary jobs, without getting meaningful exercise outside of work it would be difficult to stay healthy
     
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  10. Majestic 670

    Majestic 670 Heavy Load Member

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    Linehaul when I did it I lost 15 pounds in 2 months coming off the road.
     
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