My first couple months with Shaffer / Crete

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  1. ilikepizza247

    ilikepizza247 Light Load Member

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    Closest terminal to my house is Deland. Hoping I’m not kept close to there. If I wanted to stay close to home all the time I wouldn’t be running OTR.
     
  2. ilikepizza247

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    If you’re OTR there’s no money to be made if you can’t put a whole lot of gone between you and the homestead
     
  3. Farmerbob1

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    My average length of load is over 800 miles. If you are OTR, you won't be spending a lot of time on short loads near the house.

    I had to look in the terminal book to see where Deland is. I've never been there. I have been into Florida a few times, heading to the Ft. Pierce, Kissimmee, Tampa areas, but it is uncommon. I can't say how much time you will spend in Florida, but I doubt you will be stuck there - if they needed drivers for regional work, they would hire for regional work, since it pays less per mile to the driver.
     
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  4. ilikepizza247

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    I’m considering having them route me to Deland for hometime, parking the truck there and just commuting home from there. It would be cheaper than paying for a place to park the truck in my hometown. Taking it to the house has never been an option.
     
  5. Farmerbob1

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    That's what I do, but I only live about 50 miles from my terminal.
     
  6. ilikepizza247

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    I’m about 80 or so from Deland
     
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    Marietta, GA.
     
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