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april in Tampa, Florida

23 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

14 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

14 months ago

Not nut, but darn phone.

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maraleitzen in Watertown, South Dakota

13 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

13 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

12 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

12 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

12 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

12 months ago

CRST does

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Elisa in Summersville, West Virginia

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 months ago

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

Dreamn2@aol.com

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Elisa in Summersville, West Virginia

9 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

9 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

9 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

20 days 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

15 days 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

3 days 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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