Thought the grass was greener

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  1. JLMooreKCMO

    JLMooreKCMO Light Load Member

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    That's actually an Erma Bombeck quote. (I always enjoyed her writing.
     
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  3. Dumdriver

    Dumdriver Road Train Member

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    LTL , food service, dairy, beverage (actually pays well in this area because of the difficult driving) etc etc. tankers, dump trucks, anything you need.
     
  4. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    That's a good one.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!

    The absolute sheer driving force of our national economy - without truck drivers, our entire national economy would come to an absolute standstill - if not outright be dead.
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    Over the mountains, through the woods, into the valleys, coast to coast, from sea to shining sea - truck drivers can and do go anywhere and everywhere, every day, all year round.
     
  5. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

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    . That is actually a fact for us people that live in cooler climates. Grass likes warm feet. 9A646B43-F270-4191-8BBF-4C7ACBDA8A2D.jpeg
     
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  6. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    I agree it's about location. Even if there are really good jobs in a good area local gigs, I don't think someone is necessarily a fool for wanting to go OTR. There are people who like it better. They may not always broadcast it, but they prefer that sector of trucking. Each person has to figure out what's most important to them, or what their biggest needs are. The reality is, good paying local jobs are really not all that plentiful. Yes they are there, but they're few and far between
     
  7. Dumdriver

    Dumdriver Road Train Member

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    Well, if you prefer OTR, you go OTR. That goes without saying. The point remains the same, if a good paying local job is your goal, your chances of achieving that are greatly dependent on your location. Sure, there’s great local jobs everywhere, but the number of those great jobs (and someone’s chance of getting one) improve drastically in some areas.

    But yes, if OTR is your preference, by all means go that route. That’s easily achievable in most areas
     
  8. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Long haul OTR by choice. My last 7 day clock. 68 mph truck. My personal best. What ever floats your boat.:D:cool:

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  9. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    34....…. Time to sleep!:biggrin_25518:
     
  10. Crude Truckin'

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    And shallow graves.....
     
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  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Over 600 miles and your on duty time is only (exactly) 15 minutes more than your driving time.
    Red flag time.

    How do you do that while staying legal and safe?
     
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