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Is it possible to get employment locally being a truck driver?

Thinking of being a truck driver because of the money. But my wife is not to happy about the time away from home. Neither am I. But the money is worth it right? But is it possible after about six months of OTR I can get employment where I will be home every night?

Asked By: oamnagr - 1/9/2010
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Yes, not all truck drivers travel from state to state. See if there are some local businesses that need truck drivers. Some where they use small trucks not big rigs. Big Rigs are the ones that go far away. You could also get a job as UPS or Fedex deliverer. They have there own area where they deliver things.
Answered By: jfs1988 - 1/9/2010
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6 months OTR is pushing it for a decent paying local job. Depending on where you live....there are exceptions everywhere (like a company in Florida that hires brand-new CDL school graduates for local jobs with decent pay). But a LOT of the local jobs want to see 1-3 years of safe OTR before hiring somebody... More
Answered By: I Dont Bark... I YODEL - 1/9/2010
 
When I first started driving in 97, I drove for 4 months over the road, and then went to work local with a farm pick up company contracted to a Dairy. If you are in a farming community, you can look at feed delivery, livestock hauling, dairy tanker, fuel delivery, fertilizer delivery, etc, which are usually smaller... More
Answered By: William - 1/10/2010
 
You would be lucky to get a trash truck diving job with 6 mo exp. Plan on 1 to 2 yrs otr to get a decent local job
Answered By: sbtire99 - 1/13/2010
 
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