Wanting to go OTR with husband

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by needingachange, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. amtrack

    amtrack Light Load Member

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    I go with my husband sometimes. I am also a stay at home mom so we live on that truck driver salary. Really it depends on ur finances. We dont own our home we rent. We dont have the fanciest cars. But we dont starve either. We have clothes ect. As far as the need to contribute thats between u and ur hubs. If he feels that you should contribute then you should talk about it. If he doesnt mind then go ahead. Also talk with him about going otr with him in the first place. Are you able to hold ur #1 and #2? This is very important bc hubs cant always stop like the luxury of ur house. You have to learn there is not alot of space in the truck also.
     
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  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive R.I.P.

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    Being out on the road together can truly be special. I found it very helpful to have her there. She was the secretary of sorts. Able to help with qualcomm notices. Allowing me to concentrate on the driving. Also it helped to have an extra set of eyes when finding an address.
     
  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I wish I could take my wife out with me for a day so she can see what I deal with. :confused:
     
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  5. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive R.I.P.

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    I do too! Grin, teasin ya Mack
     
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  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Her stepfather drove for PIE once upon a time.
     
  7. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Hey cameron, the op put that thread out 5 years ago. She probably lasted 2 months on the truck and is now home watching the soaps.
     
  8. valarie

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    went with my husband a few times on short hauls in the past,and it didn't seem so bad.Just got home last night after 8 nights in the truck and a day to get home.we also have a dog we take with us .my husband flat beds so a few times I helped him because I needed the exercise ,although we take our dog for walks when she needs to go potty and when we get a break.But wow my knees and butt hurt.Married 22 years and bieng in such closed quarters together was getting to me,and having to get out of the truck looking like crap in the morning to go in the truck stop to go to the bathroom.Im hoping I can get used to,it.
     
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  9. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Road Train Member

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    Wife and I did it 17 years. No kids, no pooch, it was the most rewarding experience of our lives. She passed away. If you love someone you will know in the first 3 months.
     
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  10. Shes-otr-yall

    Shes-otr-yall Bobtail Member

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    What process are you going thru to learn. I am going to go on the road with my husband too and I dont want to go to a school by myself. Can he teach me? Is there anything special we need to do?
     
  11. Chinatown

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    @Jenn72 can give you some advice on that.
     
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