Introducing OTR Trucking – Great Money Making Machine

What does it mean OTR Trucking? Over the road (OTR) trucking means that the truck driver most of his time is spending on the open road. The truck drivers who are part of the OTR trucking are special kind of drivers with specific lifestyle, own developed language and own dress code. The profession of truck driver can’t be compared with any other profession because it requires a lot of dedication and developed driving skills.


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Being a part of the OTR trucking requires big commitments and knowledge of the safety regulations and to be honest there is a lot of requirements restricted by lot of departments and all those regulations have to be covered:

What do You Need to Get Involved in OTR Trucking

As I mentioned before the OTR trucking is hard and need a lot of knowledge of federal regulations, but however to get into this career you need have a strong will and be ready to be away from home for a long time.

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If you are ready to do this you need to:

  • Have CDL Training
  • Earn your Class A Commercial driver license
  • To get proper endorsements for the vehicle and load you will haul
  • Have a clean driving record
  • Learn basic mechanics knowledge ( to perform truck checks and small repairs)
  • Good communication skills
  • Good driving performance
  • Need to have at least 21 years to drive interstate

Daily Routines of OTR Drivers

One typical day in OTR trucking is starting with an inspection of the truck, updating your logbook, having a quick bite before you get on the road. After you start your engine you have max. 11 hours of driving in 14 hour period. Hours of service need to be obeyed.

  • 14-hour “driving window” limit with required 10 hours min. rest
  • 11-hour driving limit
  • 60-hour/7-day
  • and 70-hour/8-day duty limits

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In this required driving period you can stop to have a lunch break, stretch your legs or have a quick exercise. I know that every truck driver wants to go to the limits but after you fulfill these hours you need to rest, watch TV in your truck cabin listen to your favorite radio station or talk with your family.



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