Transition from Local to Overnights?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by hawkens, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. hawkens

    hawkens Bobtail Member

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    Hello, I'm just wondering if anyone has gone from doing local delivery/routes into doing overnights maybe 1-3 nights a week? I have foodservice experience, and I'm used to coming home every day, but I found another job that requires overnights and the pay is a couple dollars more. So, i'm just wondering if it's worth it or not. No kids, and no wife, so I can do overnights if I really want to. But, I dont know if i can handle staying at random hotels, checking into weigh scales, trying to find warehouses out in the middle of nowhere, etc etc.
     
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  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    You need three days or nights straight undisturbed to flip your body.

    One company used to send me home for that switching between night work or day work in tanker. One time they failed to do it and it ended my ability to continue that week.

    In OTR, you are 24/7 you sleep next week.
     
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    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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  5. Doby24

    Doby24 Bobtail Member

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    I have a friend who does local and he prefers nights too
     
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  6. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    Your post is confusing. Are you going to be working overnights? Or still working days but staying in a hotel some nights?
     
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  7. Nothereoften

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    Never let your company send you out foe "just one night" ever or you'll be running every where not near home
     
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    201 Road Train Member

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    Nights are the way to go, time seemed to go faster. Just make sure the company has deer guards.
     
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  9. double_r

    double_r Heavy Load Member

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    No traffic, no customers on site. LOL
     
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  10. kidz bop

    kidz bop Medium Load Member

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    Dependson what ur priorities are. I prefered to save up more left local.
     
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  11. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    I'm Local/regional/intrastate, AND drive nights, by choice (and the $100/week shift diff.) ;)
     
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