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Old 09-04-2015, 12:26 AM
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My husband and I are looking to move to Boise area, but are hoping you can give us some insight on possible locations that would be a good fit for us.

A little about us:
We are a married couple in our early 30's with 3 boys under 8. We currently live about an hour North from Los Angeles California. I am a stay at home mom and would like it to stay that way=) We are more on the conservative side, my boys attend a Christian private school currently, but mainly because our school districts are crap=) My husband is a truck driver (transporter) so we are pretty flexible with location. California is of course expensive, and my husband drives about 55 min 1 way to and from work, because we live a little outside LA it makes cost of living a little more affordable. However, we are hoping to cut his commute if we move.

What we are looking for:
Family oriented, we are looking for a small town feel, but with a good amount of young families. Slower pace of living, affordable living. We would like to purchase a home under 180k and at least 1800 sq.... is that possible in Boise? We do enjoy all the seasons, as we have them here. We have boys who love Hockey, but to get the. To play I e is $800 a season (that's just a 3 months and not a traveling team) so it's not affordable for us. Is ice hockey a known sport there? We live the outdoors, as we have 3 boys we are looking for a good size backyard, or home with big trees. Mountains is nice. but our main factor again is affordable living, great school districts, and safe.

Also if there Is any Ckass A drivers in this forum? Does anyone know what the pay would be for Class A Drivers in Boise? Or what we would be looking at? We are not interested in OTR, would like something where he is home every night. He has 10 yrs experience, and obtains his Hazmat. Any info on good companies would be helpful. Thank you

Thank you! I'd appreciate any input=))

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Old 09-05-2015, 08:02 PM
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Idaho-based trucking companies pay low, as do Idaho employers in general.

His best bet is to look at companies with a national presence such as Fed-ex, Sysco, US Foods, SAIA, etc. They'll pay him in line with what they pay the rest of their drivers nationwide.

Food Service and LTL are best bets for staying local and making a decent living.
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:20 PM
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Thank you!!
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:49 AM
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Your husband may want to look into agricultural driving. A lot of semis haul potatoes and other crops out here, including grain and hay. Big farmers pay the same wages as other industries here, and there are a lot of them all over the souuthern half of the state. Expect some of the work to be interstate.

Hazmat certified is especially good if you consider the Idaho Falls area, which is also good for farm trucking.

Yes, we have kid hockey here in some cities. I.F. has an extensive program that utilizes a recently renovated and enlarged public rink, and I'm sure Boise has hockey. I can't say much about the other places.
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