A service for those looking to move goods in their home state or regional area. You might deliver goods from a factory or warehouse to stores or from one business to another within about a 200-mile square radius. In this position, you’ll usually be home by the end of the workday, much like if you worked an hourly job.
This involves hauling freight over long distances, often across state lines and even national borders. An over-the-road trucker might spend 3-4 weeks on the road at a time, sleeping in truck cabins or in hotels along the way. OTR drivers haul all types of freight, including heavy machinery, vehicles, construction materials, and consumer goods.