Why do we stay OTR?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Lennythedriver, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    You are quik buddy ! Lol....wife is quicker than girlfriend and she's been putting up with me for over 2 years now .
     
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  3. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    LOL. I do the same with my girlfriend of 8 years. And she is quick to correct me as she shows me her bare finger.
     
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  4. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    I get tired of running the same routes every week but then I slap myself and remind me I have a pretty tit job Lol. 300ish miles a day and hardly ever run up against the 14. I know every single pot hole between here and jersey
     
  5. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    I like the lifestyle and make $18,000.00 plus per year in per diem. I do not want to start a discussion on per diem. That is not the point of this post. In my particular financial position, it works out well for me. I tried local Beverage delivery several years ago. I HATED IT WITH A PASSION. Not my cup of tea.
     
  6. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    Because fuel hauling isn't as much fun as it used to be in the late 90s.......
     
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  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I could never do OTR as a company driver.
     
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  8. Ace Brothstein

    Ace Brothstein Bobtail Member

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    I did OTR for a year, then local foodservice for ten, got married to a crazy woman somewhere in there. Back surgery took me out for 18 months, no more hard work for me. Been back out for three years now.

    OTR is tolerable... I just plain don't like it at home anymore. I still seem to argue with the wife every day, but I don't have to look at her face. And I can hang up the phone, turn the ringer off and delete the voice-mail without listening to it if need be.
     
  9. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    over 35 yrs driving 75% long haul or east of the Miss. regional,(no northeast).

    tried driving local after 1st wife died and had youngun's home. worst 5 yrs of driving.

    city driving everyday?? all day???

    nope.

    remarried and went back out. she was really understanding. lol
     
  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Driving has always been a hobby of mine.
    Yup, really. A hobby. I drive just to be out driving, so this job is a natural fit.

    I'm not OTR anymore, but regional. Pretty much the same thing but it keeps me in the part of the country I like best.
    I would never do local or dedicated because it all seems way too boring with the exact same routes and loads all the time.
    A bit of variety is very nice.

    I get home every 4-6 weeks for a few days.
    And I live with my sister, since she always keeps a spare bedroom for me.
    But she is as much a loner as I am, so we never get in each others' way. It is a nice arrangement.
    I imagine we will both go nuts when I can no longer drive and am living with her full time.
     
  11. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i found for me, the opposite to be true.....

    boring, exact same routes, are wonderful.

    you get faster at the job (not driving faster, but working faster), and get home earlier

    i hated adventures, challenges, variety.

    in fact, i'd put up a hissy fit, if the boss asked me to make a special drop along my way.....

    i hate distractions like that.

    i hate having to find new places

    i love sameness, since i was a kid.......frankly
     
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