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april in Tampa, Florida

30 months ago

Sophie Russell in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida said: We own our own company in the restaurant industry. We are considering going into truck driving as a team owner operator with 2 children that are 8 year old. Any families on the road now, please send any comments!!! Are children welcome on the road?

No no no. First of all trucking is a brutal life. You gotta love what you. Its no life for a child of any age. Kids get to ride a few weeks in summer sure but to live in on a dif story. What about whenout of hours with no bathroom or dinner? Snowed in somewhere for days . we get paid by the mile not the hour. We work 70 plus hours a week 14 plus hours a day. Honestly when we stop we wanna shower eat and sleep. We want quiet n rest. Not screaming messy kids everywhere. Furthermore alot of such as myself think its child abuse. If i see a child Living in a truck ill call the cops and local dhs for child endangerment. Im not the only one. Might keep that in mind

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Marie

21 months ago

Living on the road is one thing. But a ride should be OK. This person just seems to HATE KIDS. THIS ADVICE IS FROM A IGNORANT PERSON. I will be taking my son and we will ride with my fiancee for about a weeK, it should be okay when we stop but living on the road of course is a no no With kids. Nut a trip should be okay. I know kids could be annoying and get tired of the ride and maybe me to but a week out of summer vacation to spend with his dad shouldn't upset anyone especially if you are a loving family. No one should ever live on road with kids I am quite sure you didn't mean live on road. Bye.

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Marie

21 months ago

Not nut, but darn phone.

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maraleitzen in Watertown, South Dakota

20 months ago

MTE Transportation has several immediate openings for team owner-operators who are tired of not being paid what they are worth!!.

You provide:

2000 or newer tractor and a trailer. WE need dry vans, flatbeds stepds and reefers.

2 drivers with class a cdl, and 1 year driving experience with clean driving record.

Be ready to work immediately

We provide at no charge back to o.o:

Insurance including cargo,liability,physical damage and bobtail

Plates reimbursed

2290 reimbursed

IFTA

Prepass

tolls paid

up to 850 per week rent for your equipment

We buy 100% of the fuel

.49 a mile split driver pay

6000+ miles per week every week.

Contact Maral 605 two three seven six one eight eight

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mfirestone in Los Angeles, California

20 months ago

Did you ever go trucking with your family? I would really like to get in touch with you if you did or any other families that are living on the road with kids. Please let me know

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Ajo in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

19 months ago

We will be going on the road with our kids. (People do it all the time) the co that is training us allows children. Carry snacks, tablets with internet, a 5 gallon bucket with pool noodle & trash bag inside for emergency toilet. It depends on the kids. Our kids want to travel. They'll be 10 & 8. DHS wont do a damn thing as long as the kids are taken care of. Ex: fed, bathed entertained etc. I am a licensed M.A. & MMR. This guys a schmuck. Its no different than taking the kids in an RV cross country..

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FltruckerOTR in Alachua, Florida

19 months ago

Ajo in Cedar Rapids, Iowa said: We will be going on the road with our kids. (People do it all the time) the co that is training us allows children . Carry snacks, tablets with internet, a 5 gallon bucket with pool noodle & trash bag inside for emergency toilet. It depends on the kids. Our kids want to travel. They'll be 10 & 8. DHS wont do a damn thing as long as the kids are taken care of. Ex: fed, bathed entertained etc. I am a licensed M.A. & MMR. This guys a schmuck. Its no different than taking the kids in an RV cross country..

I can't find any company that allows more than one person. Anyone know a co that excepts kids?

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Ajo in Iowa City, Iowa

19 months ago

FltruckerOTR in Alachua, Florida said: I can't find any company that allows more than one person. Anyone know a co that excepts kids?

CRST does

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Ajo in Iowa City, Iowa

19 months ago

CRST does

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Elisa in Summersville, West Virginia

16 months ago

Ajo in Cedar Rapids, Iowa said: We will be going on the road with our kids. (People do it all the time) the co that is training us allows children . Carry snacks, tablets with internet, a 5 gallon bucket with pool noodle & trash bag inside for emergency toilet. It depends on the kids. Our kids want to travel. They'll be 10 & 8. DHS wont do a damn thing as long as the kids are taken care of. Ex: fed, bathed entertained etc. I am a licensed M.A. & MMR. This guys a schmuck. Its no different than taking the kids in an RV cross country..

Who do you guys drive for??? We have looked everywhere & I can't find a way to bring myself & our 8 year old on trips together. He really wants to go, but I would never send him alone while dad has to be working :/ If he goes o/o with his own authority, we may could that way one day I guess?? Any info plz???? TY :)

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Elisa in Summersville, West Virginia

16 months ago

Ajo in Iowa City, Iowa said: CRST does

their website says •"Rider Policy - Only in Leased Trucks & over 10 yrs old". :(

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dreamn in Lexington, Kentucky

16 months ago

Elisa in Summersville, West Virginia said: Who do you guys drive for??? We have looked everywhere & I can't find a way to bring myself & our 8 year old on trips together. He really wants to go, but I would never send him alone while dad has to be working :/ If he goes o/o with his own authority, we may could that way one day I guess?? Any info plz???? TY :)

Crete does with no problem :) we were out all summer with Hubby. Our Daughter had a blast! He is O.O. now with another company (Crete does not offer lease or help with becoming a O.O. for their company drivers and he wanted to give O.O. a try.) We miss being out!!! If he ever decides to go back company he will be back to Crete! He got great Miles and home every 2-3 weeks.

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dreamn in Lexington, Kentucky

16 months ago

Elisa, email me I can give you some info :)

Dreamn2@aol.com

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Elisa in Summersville, West Virginia

16 months ago

Great! :) We have just decided on a company we are buying our truck then leasing on with a company they deal with. They have like 40 companies. My hubby loves flatbed, but we are thinking of trying this dry van co. We were told the money is more constant year round? Do you know if thats true? We are sooo excited to go with him! I go a lot now, but the current company says only one at a time and kids over 13! So we are making a change within 2 months :) thanks for replying!!!

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psumoose in Seattle, Washington

16 months ago

Elisa in Summersville, West Virginia said: Great! :) We have just decided on a company we are buying our truck then leasing on with a company they deal with. They have like 40 companies. My hubby loves flatbed, but we are thinking of trying this dry van co. We were told the money is more constant year round? Do you know if thats true? We are sooo excited to go with him! I go a lot now, but the current company says only one at a time and kids over 13! So we are making a change within 2 months :) thanks for replying!!!

Hello Elisa-
I am a former driver and am now a freight broker.
I see "No kid/No Passenger" notices all over my Flatbed loads. So I would not recommend running flatbed.

I agree that dry van will provide you with the most consistent freight.

I used to haul refer and I enjoyed the 3+ hour loading/unloading. I would drop the wife and kids off at Walmart or a mall and go unload, then pick them up after. Sometimes they would go to a park. It was a great chance for them to get out of the truck, and I usually took the time to take a nap. That being said if the customer was out in the middle of no where they would either stay in the truck or I would drop them off at the nearest town.

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Elisa

16 months ago

Hi psumoose :) thank you for the info!! I run aith him flatbed right now, and a lot of companies are ok with it. Never had to get out yet. But im sure i will at some point. But great ideas to go to the mall n such!!! He really loves flatbed, i wish we knew a great co to go with as ic. That and o.o seems to be the only way to make a decent living out here. But dry van will work if it's more constant. Heading to Georgia today, have a great night all :) n ttys

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Texasred in Houston, Texas

8 months ago

Ajo in Cedar Rapids, Iowa said: We will be going on the road with our kids. (People do it all the time) the co that is training us allows children . Carry snacks, tablets with internet, a 5 gallon bucket with pool noodle & trash bag inside for emergency toilet. It depends on the kids. Our kids want to travel. They'll be 10 & 8. DHS wont do a damn thing as long as the kids are taken care of. Ex: fed, bathed entertained etc. I am a licensed M.A. & MMR. This guys a schmuck. Its no different than taking the kids in an RV cross country..

What company allows it ? I have a 2 year old daughter , and my wife wants to get back on the road.

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Texasred in Houston, Texas

8 months ago

Which company will allow my wife and I to team up , and bring our 26 month babies with us ?

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csper8 in Garland, Texas

7 months ago

texasred get at me have a couple companies that allow for flat, van and reefer email is maximaracer@hotmail.com

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ahawkins30@*****.*** in Dothan, Alabama

7 months ago

Can anybody give me some good are bad advice about driving trucks?

I need to know what company is the best as being a female and a mother of a two year old please tell me?

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Economy Express in Los Banos, California

7 months ago

ahawkins30@*****.*** in Dothan, Alabama said: Can anybody give me some good are bad advice about driving trucks?

I need to know what company is the best as being a female and a mother of a two year old please tell me?

A. Hawkins,

If you need to work with a company that will not discriminate based on your gender, Economy Express is a good option. We have many female drivers who also have families. If you are interested in speaking further, please reply.

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Sandy in London, Kentucky

6 months ago

april in Tampa, Florida said: No no no. First of all trucking is a brutal life. You gotta love what you. Its no life for a child of any age. Kids get to ride a few weeks in summer sure but to live in on a dif story. What about whenout of hours with no bathroom or dinner? Snowed in somewhere for days . we get paid by the mile not the hour. We work 70 plus hours a week 14 plus hours a day. Honestly when we stop we wanna shower eat and sleep. We want quiet n rest. Not screaming messy kids everywhere. Furthermore alot of such as myself think its child abuse. If i see a child Living in a truck ill call the cops and local dhs for child endangerment. Im not the only one. Might keep that in mind

This is an ignorant statement. If it's child abuse then people working caravels would be child abusers. People make the biggest deal out of stuff that's none of their business. Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. And no one has the right to put how someone does it down. There is nothing wrong if a parent has to be a ort trucker to support their family. Then they should be able to take that family with them. Even if they have 5 kids. It is none of anyone's business. As long as those children are educated and loved. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. If they parent was a business man or woman traveled all over the world. Nobody sticks their nose in saying no no no. This is just me. But my husband is a trucker. And we have 3 small children. And we are buying our own truck. That has sleepers for all and shower and restroom. First person who decides to say anything to me or him. About how we are raising our children. Might find themselves eating some teeth. This is what is wrong with America today. People think they have the right. To tell others how they should run their lives. And if they get their feelings hurt. They will take you to court. To make a new law of ignorance. And good luck to the mom who started this post.

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_majo in FRANKLIN, Kentucky

6 months ago

My husband and I are looking to get our CDLs and run team. We're looking for a company that will allow us to bring our 7 year old out on the road with us.

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Brandon in Arlington, Tennessee

6 months ago

_majo in FRANKLIN, Kentucky said: My husband and I are looking to get our CDLs and run team. We're looking for a company that will allow us to bring our 7 year old out on the road with us.

I recruit for Total Transportation of Mississippi. I can be reached at bbeverly@totalms.com

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Makealiving in Reading, Pennsylvania

5 months ago

What about a smaller child like 1? No pee brakes needed.. just diaper changes. With both parnets. I didn't know this was a option. Family needs to make aliving. Then when the baby gets school age. We would be getting a house.

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Matt in Yakima, Washington

5 months ago

I have driven over the summer with a 2 and 5 year old. The 5 year old would read stories to the little one and we would sing songs and have a jolly old time. They were on the bunk with the net up.

There were 2 events that made me 2nd guess my decision to have them on the truck and both were because I was alone.

Once I was sliding my tandems and was getting back in my truck. When I was out my 2 year old climbed up in the drivers seat. When I opened the door he fell out. Thank fully I caught him, but that could have been real bad.

The other time my 5 year old woke up at night and had to pee. I was way in the back of the lot. I was afraid to leave my 2 year old in the truck, so I had to wake him up and jog carrying both of them to the bathroom before my little girl peed on me. That was fun.

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Vivian in Arvada, Colorado

4 months ago

Matt in Yakima, Washington said: I have driven over the summer with a 2 and 5 year old. The 5 year old would read stories to the little one and we would sing songs and have a jolly old time. They were on the bunk with the net up.

There were 2 events that made me 2nd guess my decision to have them on the truck and both were because I was alone.

Once I was sliding my tandems and was getting back in my truck. When I was out my 2 year old climbed up in the drivers seat. When I opened the door he fell out. Thank fully I caught him, but that could have been real bad.

The other time my 5 year old woke up at night and had to pee. I was way in the back of the lot. I was afraid to leave my 2 year old in the truck, so I had to wake him up and jog carrying both of them to the bathroom before my little girl peed on me. That was fun.

Matt! Thank you for this! I am a single mom and tired of having to choose between making money or being with my daughter. I would love to know more about how being alone with kids on the road works. Looking to get my CDL now.

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Stephlyn in Tampa, Florida

3 months ago

What company allows you to bring your kids?

Ajo in Cedar Rapids, Iowa said: We will be going on the road with our kids. (People do it all the time) the co that is training us allows children . Carry snacks, tablets with internet, a 5 gallon bucket with pool noodle & trash bag inside for emergency toilet. It depends on the kids. Our kids want to travel. They'll be 10 & 8. DHS wont do a damn thing as long as the kids are taken care of. Ex: fed, bathed entertained etc. I am a licensed M.A. & MMR. This guys a schmuck. Its no different than taking the kids in an RV cross country..

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nikipoo in Houston, Texas

3 months ago

Sandy in London, Kentucky said: This is an ignorant statement. If it's child abuse then people working caravels would be child abusers. People make the biggest deal out of stuff that's none of their business . Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. And no one has the right to put how someone does it down. There is nothing wrong if a parent has to be a ort trucker to support their family. Then they should be able to take that family with them. Even if they have 5 kids. It is none of anyone's business. As long as those children are educated and loved. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. If they parent was a business man or woman traveled all over the world. Nobody sticks their nose in saying no no no. This is just me. But my husband is a trucker. And we have 3 small children. And we are buying our own truck. That has sleepers for all and shower and restroom. First person who decides to say anything to me or him. About how we are raising our children. Might find themselves eating some teeth. This is what is wrong with America today. People think they have the right. To tell others how they should run their lives. And if they get their feelings hurt. They will take you to court . To make a new law of ignorance. And good luck to the mom who started this post.

That was well said,thank u took the words right out of my month.

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Sadin the eyes in Baltimore, Maryland

21 days ago

So do ya just take tge children without the company knowledge because we have a two year old and we want to take him along but i dint want my husband to get into trouble the company said 10 years old

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buffy

16 days ago

Elisa in Summersville, West Virginia said: Who do you guys drive for??? We have looked everywhere & I can't find a way to bring myself & our 8 year old on trips together. He really wants to go, but I would never send him alone while dad has to be working :/ If he goes o/o with his own authority, we may could that way one day I guess?? Any info plz???? TY :)

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