The misadventures of a rookie tanker yanker

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  1. Mortarmaggot

    Mortarmaggot Heavy Load Member

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    I'm running 78 to 81 down to Carolina. Looks like I should be alright.

    Loaded in Bayonne NJ and delivering in Gastonia NC. A nice 650 plus haul to set me up before hometime.
     
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    A few flakes fell, but overall it was a good drive. Had to replace another headlight bulb, other than that, the trip has been uneventful.

    Made it to the J with the Brendels restaurant. Believe it's off the 100 on 77 in NC. Might be 101, but think it's 100. Either way, 111 to my delivery and then I run to put Big Ugly in the barn and enjoy some hometime.

    With all the sitting around during the Easter weekend, I dreaded the paycheck this week. Was pleasantly surprised. It's better pay when running, but I wasn't feeling high and dry with a tad over 1500 on a six day week and only 2 loads carried.
     
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    Offloading is going quick. Might get to Wilmington by 1430 or earlier. Taking a full 4 off and then running a 3 or 4 day out and back followed by 2 more at the house before going OTR again.

    I need time with the family and to care for my bees. Apparently there's a project my wife wants me to do too.
     
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    Honey bee...honey do...it's all good.
     
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    Mortarmaggot do you do a mix of OTR and out and backs on a regular
     
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    I'm figuring out what works best for me and my family. That's a lot of what my TM wants us to do. I mix it up a lot right now and am still on pace for close to 60 grand as a rookie driver, so I'm happy right now.

    Should we move closer to the terminal, I will run more out and backs. We just picked up a dozen or so more out and back routes from Invista. My personal situation would work well with four or five days out and two or three at home. When I want more play money, I could run the system.

    That's the beauty of trucking. There is a job for your life style. Superior won't be for everyone, but they'll work with you if you earn for them.
     
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    Kids are all entertained and my wife has aired her grievances. Time to collect some taxes or play MD.

    A recent study shows that two glass of wine for women could lead to a stroke. If you let her finish the bottle it might lead to a blow. I picked up a bottle on the way home at her request. Night y'all.
     
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    Mortarmaggot how do you put in for home time before you leave out just wondering how it works if you are required to stay out a certain number of days
     
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