Much Respect for now on, LTL is kicking my But, 3 months now but the money is good

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by truckerlife74, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. truckerlife74

    truckerlife74 Medium Load Member

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    I have to say that I figure you guys work hard, but not this much..wow.
    I am currently on 5 days a week, 14 max everyday and tired everyday as well. I have change my diet and lost 20 lbs and I make around 1500-1700 weekly.. LTL is great but the work is back breaking. Food deliveries in difficult locations.. I start at 4am and back at terminal by 5:30-5:45.. So this is the LTL life, I’m hoping to hang for 10 years..
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Line haul companies can make the same and all drop & hook.
    Estes Express
    R & L Carriers
    Old Dominion Freight Line
     
  4. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

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    ^^^ this^^^
    I line haul currently and make the same exact money I would running deliveries. Sometimes I will jump on a forklift and help finish a trailer and building sets is the only non driving work I do.
     
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  5. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Road Train Member

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    No, that's the food service life.
     
  6. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Hat’s off to the food service guys, I couldn’t break my back like that. Those guys are the Marines Corps of LTL city driving.
     
  7. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    YEP. Never BTDT but... Yep, nope.

    (Sorry, @Mike2633 ) I can build a set (might try tonight with two 48's, haha....) but yep, nope. (Got a pintlehook I can borrow...anyone?!?!? ;) )
     
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  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn’t go do it for another $50K a year.
     
  9. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    I've been doing better this week. I only had 10 stops today, but I started at 4:00am today and was back by 12:30pm. However it doesn't always work out like that LOL!
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    4am back 14 hours later, still got to drive to work and home from work. Not to mention time waking up then getting home and all the stuff at home. Sheesh that will turn into 18-20 hours very quick . i wake up from the bunk take 2 steps to the drivers seat and i have arrived at work. I could never do that food service stuff,my hats off to you my friend.
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    One nice thing about the food service side is when you’re done, you’re actually done.

    There’s no “oh, we have these 10 pickups we need you to do since the driver whose area that is and starts 2 hours after you doesn’t feel like doing anything after his 8 deliveries”. :rolleyes:
     
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