Relocating for LTL/Linehaul or other home daily work.

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by bentstrider83, May 21, 2021.

  1. '88K100

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    Last night guy shows up on my deck wearing a mask!!!,,,and holding a pizza. I’m shocked, cuz he can read:D
    He averages over $20 per hour in tips, along with delivery charge that’s added to pizza so likely does all right
     

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  3. bentstrider83

    bentstrider83 Road Train Member

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    I don't tip. So I feel I'd be suffering some sort of comeuppance. As far as moving for the LTL/Linehaul or fuel hauling goes, I'm looking at taking a week or two off from my current job just to declutter/purge the apartment of all unneeded bs. Then the week after, go house/apartment hunting in either of the two cities(ABQ or Denver). After that, put my big girl pants on and just deal with the fears.

    Of course if I've learned anything from my CA-to-NM relocation, it's that I move better when traveling light. So if ABQ or Denver metro does happen, it's definitely going to be an empty apartment or house for me if it comes time to bounce from those cities. Air mattress on the floor, cat toys for the cat.
     
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  4. Russian Rabbit

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  5. bentstrider83

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    $1100 net if I'm actually hitting three, "Hartley TX to Platteville CO and back" loads back to back per week. 5 on, 2 off. Of course that could easily be derailed by tankers not being clean and having to wait for one.

    Biggest thing I'm trying to do is get a Chevy pick up paid off before making any serious moves. Call it the sunk cost fallacy on that one over why I haven't gotten rid of it. That and I'd like to get back into sleeping in own bed everyday(I'm a night driver).
     
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  6. Russian Rabbit

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    Anyways, i don't have time. If $1100 net, then we are looking at $1400-$1800 gross? In that case, the gig may not be that bad.

    Now IF you really wanted to make a move, then what i've done is to rent a UPS store box----and they give you an actual address, not a P.O. box or a just a box number. So, you could use that as your real address to make it look like you live in whatever city you are wanting to go to. Then, either use a hotel or one of those efficiency type places until you get something solid. Or, maybe you are fortunate to know someone who lives in that city. If things don't pan out, you can always try the same thing somewhere else.

    You'll have to forgive me as i really don't know western geography that well, but it seems you live in the middle of nowhere, so maybe a move would be a good thing irregardless? Although, again, maybe the current gig is not that bad?
     
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  8. bentstrider83

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    Yeah, the gig isn't that bad as long as the loads stay consistent. But after seven years at the same place, it might be time to switch it up.

    And as much as I've been trying to do the apartment/house thing, I guess the UPS box and efficiency place will have to be something to be less stubborn about. The way I see it, my work hours with a line haul will probably negate the need for any place fancy. In and out the door in the dead of night, no time to give the 20 something urban neighbors any thought.

    All in all, I'll find a way to make square peg fit.
     
  9. Russian Rabbit

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    i'm not necessarily saying use a mailbox and an efficiency full time----just until you get something solid. This way the company "thinks" you live there and would be more willing to give you a chance.
     
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  10. bentstrider83

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    On the other hand, doing that might be the ticket. Live in something like that until I get money/experience squared away and then scoot. I don't think there's any way I'd be planning on settling anywhere in CO. So got to make the whole thing be temporary for as long as possible without making it seem that way.
     
  11. Cardfan89

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    Idk if Arizona would be where your wanting to go but here is a shuttle position with a food company with a 10k sign on bonus.
    Workday
     
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