Can truckers really be home every weekend

by Tiara
(Alabama)

My boyfriend keeps talking about he’s going to a new company where he will be home every weekend?


Can anybody testify to this?

Are there really companies where you can be home every weekend

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Aug 19, 2019
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yes, home weekends NEW
by: Anonymous

oops...correction to my earlier post: 'yes, home on weekends'
He comes home late on FRIDAY, not Saturday.

Aug 19, 2019
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yes, home weekends NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes. But, be careful because 'home every weekend' also means that during the week his trucking life will likely be very different than a long-haul-multi-week life. There are too many variables to spell them out here, but unless he lands a regular dedicated 'out-and-back' run he will likely have many more stops and shorter hauls and more dead-heading depending on the skills of the dispatchers. This means more aggravation with loading/unloading times, sit-and-wait times, etc. It is important to know how he'll get paid, too.

My husband is 'home-every-weekend' but leaves on Sunday afternoon and comes home late on Saturday. He has only one real day off to do stuff (Sat.) which is usually sleeping, eating, laundry, paperwork. He is tired.

It really boils down to the company he works for and how they manage loads and if they appreciate the drivers.

Aug 04, 2019
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Just noticed this page NEW
by: Cher

I can help maybe. Wife of a trucker since he was 18.

Jul 26, 2019
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SURE!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

HECK I AM HOME DAILY.....
THOSE JOBS ARE OUT THERE

Jul 24, 2019
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You Can Be Home On Weekends
by: Hervy

The answer is yes. Question is when is he going to make the switch? Cause was it his idea or a response to you not being happy with him being gone OTR. 😉

So get a time frame for the switch so that you both have a target date. (Goal)

Otherwise it could just keep being some point in the future. Well when is that?

Hopefully I'm making sense.

I digress. There are many
regional trucking and dedicated trucking jobs that will get him home on weekends

Kind of depends on where you live. Lots of Alabama trucking companies near Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa

Go to this page where I talk about regional and dedicated trucking jobs. http://www.lifeasatrucker.com/types-of-truck-driving-jobs.html

You can help him look by taking notice of small and medium companies in tour area. Write the names and google their number.

Those companies often dont advertise and wont pop up in google unless you put their name in.

They usually want the drivers to come back in on weekends just to turn in paperwork. (Small operations)

Ive worked for several comapnies like that in NC

Good Luck

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