Regional or local?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by yard dawg, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. yard dawg

    yard dawg Bobtail Member

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    yea...a buddy of mine does it for Fed Ex...he likes it..i definitely like the fact that i would be home everyday..but like you ..i find it difficult to sleep when the sun is up.
     
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  3. Hegemeister

    Hegemeister Road Train Member

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    Did line haul during the summer. The dock was very hot. All night I had sweat on my forehead. Each night I got more and more tired. One night when it was time to hook up to head home (6am) I stood at the side of the tractor and looked up at the door and had to work up the energy to climb into the cab. ALL THIS BECAUSE I COULD NOT GET A GOOD DAYS SLEEP.

    When I run OTR, I run at night once in a while, but I have a choice most of the time and run days 90%. NO PROBLEM. Now don't get me wrong, there are guys that love it. But I think they are a smaller percentage of the drivers.

    In my humble opinion, I would try to go regional (NJ should have somthing), be home weekends, get your experience down, and a world of opportunties will open up as long as you keep your nose clean.
     
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  4. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    Yes they give all the good jobs to students!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. private fleet guy

    private fleet guy Bobtail Member

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    Local probaly doesn't pay as much but at least your expenses on the road aren't as bad.
     
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  6. b1rcyu76

    b1rcyu76 Light Load Member

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    I think that u make more local I just made 71250 last year and on track again for the same and I never go over 60hours a week plus home every day start at 5:30 done by 2:00 or if I work after that it is overtime, plus good benefits, making 27.00 an hour so I say go local, this is my 5th year started as a temp and got full time last year. Got my senority plus now at 3weeks vacation plus 2 weeks that I banked. Got to love Pepsi.
     
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  7. Hegemeister

    Hegemeister Road Train Member

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    Nice gig. Is this delivering to local retail, unloading at each stop?
     
  8. b1rcyu76

    b1rcyu76 Light Load Member

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    yeah usaully im on a side loader today finished my day at 1:30 then helped another guy ended up getting 2 hours overtime lol
     
  9. Hegemeister

    Hegemeister Road Train Member

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    My dad delivered locally to retail for Canada Dry on Long Island for 40 years.
     
  10. DC804

    DC804 Light Load Member

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    dag you make 71k doing the side loader?
     
  11. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    My second driving job was for a McD's distributor, did line-hual for them for 2 months, got burned out fast driving the same road every night for 5 nighs straight.
     
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