What's your 2 cents

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ADKHasty, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. ADKHasty

    ADKHasty Bobtail Member

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    Currently I do a local finish delivery with furniture from online orders mostly in a box truck. Have driven other trucks in the past but want to get back in a large car to get that experience again. I have two offers and according to the companies the target earnings for the year are both around 65k. One is OTR and the other is a home everyday situation. I tried going back into a large car as an experienced driver and realized I need more training which both of these companies do.

    1st one is Pepsi as a night transport driver. it's a union job starting at .50 cpm running a 250-300 mile radius from the Albany, NY area. Travel time to work from my house is an hour so this will add 2 hours of driving on top of my job.

    2nd offer is hauling glass otr. Typical otr out 2 weeks then home for reset / couple of days depending on load assignment.

    Both have pros and cons for me and was just looking for anyone else to share their 2 cents.
     
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  3. Roguefox

    Roguefox Light Load Member

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    That's a pretty personal decision. I would rather eat glass than do local work, not my cup of tea.

    I am sure right below me will be a post by a guy telling you OTR was the worse 3 weeks of his life.

    Do what appeals to you most and what will make you happy.
     
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  4. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Do the OTR deal.
     
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  5. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    What works for me might not work for you. Then what works for him and not me might work for you. What works for her might not work for you or me and works for him. Then again what works for him and her will not work for me and you. That's the best I can explain it.
     
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    flybynight12 Medium Load Member

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  7. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Night driving sucks if you ask me. :biggrin_25513: But thats because I'm a lightweight.
     
  8. JolliRoger

    JolliRoger Road Train Member

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  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    The OTR deal must be Maverick.
     
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  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Why limit yourself? There have to be other options. Don't spend a few days and then feel like you must make a decision. Make some calls speak to some more carriers. There are many carriers that train.
     
  11. ADKHasty

    ADKHasty Bobtail Member

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    Yes the OTR deal is Maverick
     
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