Ok, today regional truck driving jobs are a wonderful solution for a lot of people. With regional Trucking jobs you’re generally out 5 days per week and home on weekends. Now understand something: the cargo you’ll be hauling is generally not predictable. Yes, there’ll be a few customers your company will possess that will offer continuous freight from 1 spot to another on a somewhat predictable program.
Nevertheless, the great majority of it won’t be. They’ll do their very best to keep you moving throughout the week and get you home on time for your weekend but this isn’t necessarily going to take place. Generally you can expect to get home sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Then you will be home about 36-48 hours. Often times you’ll bring a load home with you which can send on Monday morning, ideally somewhere fairly near your own home.
Here’s an illustration:
Say You Reside in Indianapolis, IN. After driving and creating a number of deliveries weekly, you might find yourself providing a load on Friday afternoon in Nashville, TN. Then you get a load Friday afternoon in Nashville which will send Monday afternoon in Chicago, IL. You pick up the load and head for home. You get home 7 a.m. Saturday morning. You live approximately 3 hours from Chicago, and also the load is scheduled for 8 pm Monday.
You KNOW morning rush hour at Chicago is a nightmare in order that you would like to arrive before 5 a.m. Your very best choice is to depart late on Sunday evening, possibly 10 p.m., push two hours, even sleep in a truck stop outside of Chicago, and get up at 4 a.m. to reach the customer by 5 a.m.. It is possible to get a rest in for a couple of hours in the customer before they start unloading you. Job well done. You had been home from 7 a.m. Saturday before 10 p.m. Sunday. That’s very, very typical of your home time program in a regional fleet.