Are you embarassed to be a truck driver

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by duckdiver, May 10, 2012.

  1. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

    May 6, 2007
    When someone ask that question. The first thing that comes to mind, is why are other peoples opinions important?

    Everybody in my little town knows I drive a truck. And they LIKE it when I come in their business and write a check....that's good.

    When's the last time you thanked the guy who cleans the showers at a truck stop? Imagine how he feels when someone ask what he does.

    A job is a job. The only difference is the money.
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  3. j768nhra

    j768nhra Bobtail Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Northern Californina
    Every time I talk to my Dad on the phone he tells me how proud he is of me, he was taught by his Dad how important trucks are to this country.

    I'm 50 and been out here for a little over 9 months, this is the first job in a long time that I truly enjoy. I worked in a machine shop years ago building engines and loved it too, but always had a hard time making decent money.

    I miss my kids and they miss me, but I'm very proud of what I do. If someone (especially chicks!) looks down on me for what I do for a living, I couldn't give 2 turds what they think of me. I've been through way too much in my life to worry about what other people think about me.
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  4. Boogers

    Boogers Light Load Member

    I'm proud to be a truck driver. I've wanted to be one my whole life. I've had the fancy sales jobs and whatnots and they are all show. An industry full of fake a lie.
    I made twice the money and hated my life.

    Truck drivers are pretty much the real deal. I feel alive driving a truck because each day is an adventure. I usually start each day uncertain of where my day is going to end. It's kinda like a gypsy lifestyle...OTR is anyways.

    I'm in new places almost daily, meeting new people, eating new foods and seeing new sights....and getting paid for it.

    I AM embarrassed that YOU (op) are a truck driver though.....

    Ya might want to re-think this profession.
  5. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    If you do a job that embarrasses you and you even lie about it, well, I think that says something about your character.

    Not a good something, by the way.
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  6. Boogers

    Boogers Light Load Member

    He's probably just trolling...
    Nobody serious would start a thread like this.
    I play along though...
    I have time this morning to feed the trolls.
    Sometimes you can make em do tricks !
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  7. quitter

    quitter Light Load Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    San Juan Capistrano, ca
    I am kind of embarrased that I am not a truck driver, but I only have myself to blame for that...
  8. thankgod

    thankgod Bobtail Member

    Jan 19, 2012
    just tell people you are a transportation avaitor
  9. Cerberus

    Cerberus Medium Load Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    or a freight relocation specialist.
  10. duckdiver

    duckdiver Road Train Member

    Mar 28, 2012
    Surf city
    Im not trolling. Its weird I dont have a problem telling most people when im on the road. Unfrotunately though, society has put a negative stigma (is that redundant lol) on truck drivers and the younger generation seees it as such. It could be a regional thing as well, being from southern ca, truck driving is not very hipster. Yes I shouldnt be dating girl who think that way but all girls from here think that way
  11. j3411

    j3411 Medium Load Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Buckner, Il
    Freight Re-Location Engineer.

    However, if you are embarrassed. Your way too worried about what someone else thinks about you to be successful in ANYTHING. Life, Love or Work.
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