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FMX_89
#61 Mar 1 2018 06:37pm
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Quote (CuttingEdge @ Mar 1 2018 07:26pm)
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That feel when you bought in at 400 in 2015, and people just don't know how to handle their jealousy.


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NextGen2500
#62 Mar 5 2018 03:30pm
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Honestly if u have any kids or other family you can kiss those relationships goodbye. The 60k a year is ok. But to make any more u gotta be gone for longer periods of time. I did OTR for a year and it destroyed my family. Finally got a job driving for USFoods and now I make 60 a year and I'm home every night and only work 4 days a week. Maybe make that your end goal ?
LukeTheDrifter
#63 Mar 5 2018 04:34pm
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Quote (NextGen2500 @ Mar 5 2018 04:30pm)
Honestly if u have any kids or other family you can kiss those relationships goodbye. The 60k a year is ok. But to make any more u gotta be gone for longer periods of time. I did OTR for a year and it destroyed my family. Finally got a job driving for USFoods and now I make 60 a year and I'm home every night and only work 4 days a week. Maybe make that your end goal ?


yep but have to get that experience first. us food probably requires 1-2 years experience dont they?

and that was my goal get the experience and then get a job around home instead. i enjoy trucking but im not going to be gone for a month or so at a time

This post was edited by JDH on Mar 5 2018 04:35pm
NextGen2500
#64 Mar 5 2018 07:20pm
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yea they like to see a little driving exp first. should be fine with 1yr
Marinda
#65 Mar 6 2018 08:28pm
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Quote (NextGen2500 @ Mar 5 2018 09:30pm)
Honestly if u have any kids or other family you can kiss those relationships goodbye. The 60k a year is ok. But to make any more u gotta be gone for longer periods of time. I did OTR for a year and it destroyed my family. Finally got a job driving for USFoods and now I make 60 a year and I'm home every night and only work 4 days a week. Maybe make that your end goal ?


Yeah buddy that is my goal I would love to find a driving job where I am home every night.

I just need the experience first. There is a local trucking company I just called the other day and they want 1 year minimum experience.

I actually thought about going to a community college to get my cdl but it would almost be a waste of my money because seems like no company's that run local will hire without a years experience.

Quote (JDH @ Mar 5 2018 10:34pm)
yep but have to get that experience first. us food probably requires 1-2 years experience dont they?

and that was my goal get the experience and then get a job around home instead. i enjoy trucking but im not going to be gone for a month or so at a time


Yeah I definitely don't want to be gone that long either. I do have a family here at home wife and little girl. But at the same time I'm trying to better them but don't want to be gone that long incasd something does happen and they need me.

That's why maverick honestly didn't sound so bad starting out they pay for my cdl training under contract. Then I'll be home * pretty much every weekend *
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#66 Mar 7 2018 12:16pm
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the experience thing is mostly because of insurance. mega carriers self insure so they dont have to worry about experience requirements.
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