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Old 02-27-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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After making my mind up about where I finally want to move and get a place to call my own, I started going over money obviously.
Working security and paying the way of others is obviously hindering any chance of getting these ridiculous amounts of "standby money" saved up.
Many here have said to have at least 6-12 months of money saved up to get you by while looking for work after moving.
After realizing with my current job it would probably take a few years, I'm no longer on the optimistic side of that sort of thing happening any time soon.
Another obvious suggestion was to get back into long-haul truck driving like I was doing.
Money could be made and saved in a shorter amount of time, but the nature of many long-haul jobs defeats the purpose of moving away to begin with.
I currently live in the CA desert region and intend to never come to this state on a regular basis.
Due to the nature of long-haul freight-hauling, most freight is frequently delivered to any given part of this state daily.
That right there alone makes that option a bad one as far as I go.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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Why are you paying the way of others?
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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Why are you paying the way of others?
I don't want to go over it again, but it's actually my mom who can't work due to various reasons.
My stepdad and a few others have pressured me to get back into truck driving in order to try and break this.
But like I was saying in the first post, that particular job always takes me right back here to CA.
Some would say to completely not announce my arrival and just come/go.
But due to logbook regulations and traffic constraints, sometimes you're forced to stop where you don't want to.

At this point, I just want to get enough money saved up to cover a month or two and then see how everything flies from there.
The rest of these posters talking about how $4000-$6000 saved isn't enough to move with are most likely happy where they're already at.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:20 PM
 
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I don't want to go over it again, but it's actually my mom who can't work due to various reasons.
My stepdad and a few others have pressured me to get back into truck driving in order to try and break this.
But like I was saying in the first post, that particular job always takes me right back here to CA.
Some would say to completely not announce my arrival and just come/go.
But due to logbook regulations and traffic constraints, sometimes you're forced to stop where you don't want to.

At this point, I just want to get enough money saved up to cover a month or two and then see how everything flies from there.
The rest of these posters talking about how $4000-$6000 saved isn't enough to move with are most likely happy where they're already at.

I understand about the trucking industry completely since I own my own truck. As far as mom goes, there is social security, disability and maybe your step father who should be taking care of your mother financially.

Instead of doing regional why not OTR, coast to coast, get your money saved, find a spot, get off the road, get a job in security again if that is what you want, live your life.

Honestly none of my business and I do not know your entire situation and I don't want to offend you at all. Just a few thoughts of mine and maybe something for you to consider.

Whatever you choose I wish you much success and many blessings.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I understand about the trucking industry completely since I own my own truck. As far as mom goes, there is social security, disability and maybe your step father who should be taking care of your mother financially.

Instead of doing regional why not OTR, coast to coast, get your money saved, find a spot, get off the road, get a job in security again if that is what you want, live your life.

Honestly none of my business and I do not know your entire situation and I don't want to offend you at all. Just a few thoughts of mine and maybe something for you to consider.

Whatever you choose I wish you much success and many blessings.
I already drove OTR a few years ago and I've found since the last company I was with, I'd rather stick to the four-corners states.
Outside of that area, the Southeastern US is alright to drive a truck through, but I've become somewhat limited as far as wanting to go to or have any feelings for the rest of the country.
If I do stick to driving, I'd much rather do a local or regional gig that keeps me planted strictly within those areas.
This way, I at least get to my new place more often and can finally move forward with life.
As far as my mom and stepdad go, they haven't really seen eye-to-eye with each other since they were together.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Wandering in the West
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There's some good money to be made for truck drivers in the oil fields of ND. They might still be hiring in TX too. If you could do that for a while, you might be able to save some cash quicker. The down side is that in ND it's really tough to find a place to live, but some of the companies have man camps. They have several threads about it on the ND forum here.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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Money could be made and saved in a shorter amount of time, but the nature of many long-haul jobs defeats the purpose of moving away to begin with.
I guess I'm not understanding something. If the purpose is to save money for a move, how is working towards that goal defeating the purpose?
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I guess I'm not understanding something. If the purpose is to save money for a move, how is working towards that goal defeating the purpose?
Because the method involves repeatedly having to go back and forth into some place I don't want to be anymore.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Many here have said to have at least 6-12 months of money saved up to get you by while looking for work after moving.
After realizing with my current job it would probably take a few years, I'm no longer on the optimistic side of that sort of thing happening any time soon.

If I waited until I had 6-12 months of money saved up I would still be living with my parents. That is such a fallacy. Your better off looking for work before you move anywhere instead of saving money and then moving in the hopes of finding a job.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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Many here have said to have at least 6-12 months of money saved up to get you by while looking for work after moving.
After realizing with my current job it would probably take a few years, I'm no longer on the optimistic side of that sort of thing happening any time soon.

If I waited until I had 6-12 months of money saved up I would still be living with my parents. That is such a fallacy. Your better off looking for work before you move anywhere instead of saving money and then moving in the hopes of finding a job.
This is exactly what I'm doing right now.
Only problem is that I basically "job-hopped" 2 times since getting fired from a job I liked back in November.
I'm back with a somewhat stable company right now, but I'll probably have to stick with this for the next 5-6 months before I feel I'm good to be hired elsewhere.
My only other option right now would be to jump back into full-time over-the-road driving with one of the companies I left.
But seeing how I got frustrated with it so quickly, so much for that.

In the meantime, I'm still putting in apps for companies in my desired cities, and also just putting away enough money for 1-2 months rent/etc.,
A longshot, but a shot nonetheless.
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