I have decided to attempt to be more active on this site and what better way than to post on my own blog. After a year as a trucker I have learned many things about trucking that you will never learn in a CDL mill like the one I went to. The things I have learned are numerous.
1. Trucking is not cheap. There are so many places out there (especially truckstops) that are designed to help you part with your money. If they aren't getting you at the pump they are over OVER charging you
So... I finished truck driving school and received my CDL. I went up to my road instructor, Dennis and said, "Guess I'm a professional driver now." He replied, "Nah, now you're a CDL holder. You've just started the learning."
I've been thinking a lot about that statement. I'm just starting a new career. It's a lot different from my corporate job. I get a week off before USA orientation, then I'm on the road. I have so much to learn that it seems daunting.
Well, I got tired of being laid off from factory work and received a state WIA grant to go to school!!!!! Attended C1 Truck Driver Training and received my CDL outside Springfield, Mo. And got the pre-hire from Swift. Recruiter has me attending orientation in April 20 outside Kansas City. I am waiting to see what is in store now!!!!! I see that not much is pleasent written about Swift. But I know there are pros and cons on most choices----right?
Shortest Blog Yet...Don't Complain About Not Making Any $$ If your one that is hauling CHEAP!
With todays world we as truckers are having a hard time keeping the weels turning, witch means we are not making the money we need to live and prosper. We are faced everyday with sitting in a truckstop wating and hopping for a load anywere so we can make some money, well here I sit, and sit, and sit, spending money for food and what ever to keep from going nuts as the dispatcher goes home everyday not realy caring that his truck is not moving, or his driver is going broke. I hope we can survive
Anyone else running into trouble finding a driving job because you are an older new driver? Seems like everyone wants me until they look at my age (5 Then the excuses come. A little frustrating.
Stonebridge Management Corp, Houston, Tx
30 Drivers....all waiting their checks. Payroll was suppose to be done on Friday, and they missed that. Was promised to be done by today, and that did not happen.
Now what. In my case, the last day was Friday. Most of the other drivers were let go the previous Friday. Labor law says they have to settle up within 6 days. Again, this has not happened.
Payments on equipment were 90 days behind, repairs at over 120. We
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