Why do we stay OTR?

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  1. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Why do local drivers think long haul drivers WANT TO BE HOME EVERY DAY/NIGHT/WEEK???
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Right. Just because they do, doesn't mean we all do. Some of us like to roam constantly.
    I've been to the lower 48 states, Canada, Hawaii and 32 foreign countries and still not tired of it.
     
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  4. streetglider

    streetglider Medium Load Member

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    Use to be you could sit in a drivers lounge or dining area and bs with other drivers. The CB was a lot of company. Miss those days
     
  5. Todd_Walker

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    Thank you for the information. I'm in SC so I'll put Leonard's on the list.
     
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  6. Plantfoam

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    My wife and I ran a dedicated team route for a while that had 3 day weekends, but we are back doing OTR now. We like having 2 weeks off at a time, which would never get doing line haul or local. This year we are taking 13 weeks of total, and are still making about 100k each. We can't wait to start traveling internationally again next year...hopefully.
     
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  7. Todd_Walker

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    Are you a company driver or are you an O/O?
     
  8. Chinatown

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  9. Chinatown

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  10. Plantfoam

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    Company driver at Barr Nunn. Can't speak for the solo side, but it's the best team job we've ever had. We make .92 a mile with hazmat, but never haul placarded loads anymore.
     
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