Why do we stay OTR?

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

  1. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    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

    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    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

    Nov 18, 2014
    Canceling cancel culture/CCC
    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

    Apr 29, 2020
    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

    Jun 1, 2013
    Dayton, OH
    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

    May 4, 2015
    I could never do OTR as a company driver.
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  8. Ace Brothstein

    Ace Brothstein Bobtail Member

    Jun 18, 2017
    St. Louis, MO
    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

    Jan 30, 2012
    Charlotte, N.Carolina
    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???


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

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    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

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    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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