otr vs local dumpster

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  1. goldwing-rider

    goldwing-rider Bobtail Member

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    I only have 4 months of experience. I was driving a car hauler(9 car) regional.
    i move to chicago now. And i have 2 work offers but i cant choose because a i dont have enough experience.

    1.- driving a dumpster only local only chicago area
    .the truck is old and rough. this company said his average drivers make 1200 week and more...


    2.- another company have only otr at least 21 days in the road (i dont have wife. No kids. No so much problem stay in the road)
    This company start paying .42c the mille and average have 3000 milles week
    have 2013 trucks small fleet only 40 truck. Russian owners
    paper logs
    i can choose from dry van .reefer . Or flat bed
    Please give me a advice i have to make the choice saturday at firts hour


    Thank you in advance
     
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  3. DAVID2498

    DAVID2498 Bobtail Member

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    follow where u feel comfortable- and ask them about how u get paid and how u received you check - either direct deposit or try to cashed you check every Friday or sat
     
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  4. goldwing-rider

    goldwing-rider Bobtail Member

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    Company over the road pays direct deposit.
    dumpsters pay check every weekend
     
  5. RetiredUSN

    RetiredUSN Medium Load Member

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    Dumpster drivers always seemed trashy to me.

    :biggrin_25523:

    J/K................... hope you do great!
     
  6. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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  7. Edgar2191

    Edgar2191 Light Load Member

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    Dumpster is seasonal in Chicago. Otr is not but dump stays pretty busy all year I prefer dump being home daily..... since I won't live in the truck it won't bother me it's beat up.
     
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  8. goldwing-rider

    goldwing-rider Bobtail Member

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    Dump is 1099....i forgot write that
     
  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Why not pick a company with good equipment and benefits. Neither job you're looking at is good. Dozens of companies to choose from.
     
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  10. goldwing-rider

    goldwing-rider Bobtail Member

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    Knigth reefer is good ???
     
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  11. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Some Knight Refrigerted drivers post on here that like it. Pick a few companies and submit some applications.
    Many companies will hire you:

    Magnum Ltd.
    Freymiller
    Pride Transport-20" Satellite TV/XM radio/hair follicle test/refrigerator
    Decker Truck Line-reefer division
    Halvor Lines - reefer/dry van/flatbed
    Navajo Express
    Earl Henderson Trucking
     
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