Are you embarassed to be a truck driver

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

  1. PayCheck

    PayCheck Medium Load Member

    Jan 21, 2012
    1. I'm not a truck driver, I drive a truck and that's my job.

    2. There's nothing wrong with hard work and a good paycheck.

    3. Embarrassed? No. I like to think of myself as funny, somewhat polite, and fairly articulate. Most truck drivers aren't ignorant slobs, they're just guys making a living.

    4. I'm pretty #### proud of what I do and what I've accomplished in life.

    5. If a woman turned her nose up to me because of what I do for a living I'd tell her to pound sand. My wife has a masters degree, a six figure salary, and she beautiful on top of that. So it doesn't matter what you do for a living, what matters is who you are.

    6. You might try shutting off the TV and computer and try reading a little classic literature, it got me a lot farther then talking about gear jamming with the ladies.
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  2. anothercupajoe

    anothercupajoe Bobtail Member

    Nov 24, 2011
    I'm embarrassed and ashamed when I can't pay my bills or buy my kids the needful things. If you want to embarrass yourself go stand in the unemployment line. It is more embarrassing to have to pull up 3 times when docking than it is to step out of the truck in front of a girl who thinks me a low-life. Remember that a woman is just a man without the testosterone(d) appendages, (and the magic potion estrogen sprinkled liberally), subject to the same biases and prejudices as her father, and the same superstitions as her mother.

    I worked construction for years. I made the same amount each week as I'm making now and yet my clothes are clean and not worn out, my back is actually healing and at the end of the day, I have a sense of accomplishment.
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  3. PowerOfSolitude

    PowerOfSolitude Light Load Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Or listen to it while driving.
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  4. BlackLions

    BlackLions Road Train Member

    Nicely said :biggrin_25514:

    I was in the army for six years, did car sales/racing engine sales,international car/boat export, data entry, owned/ran a restaurant... finally I had enough of all that (and I'm very young still :biggrin_25525:), think it was a lot more stress than driving. I enjoy driving, seeing the country and every state... it relaxes me somehow. Yes its stressful at times just like any other job, but so far I'm happier then I was at any other job before... and not embarrassed. :biggrin_25525:
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  5. Dick Trickle

    Dick Trickle Bobtail Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    Bahston, MA
    LOL - the people on here have more stories then Walt Disney....
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  6. chompi

    chompi Road Train Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Deland, FL
    Yes Trucu I am joking! Actually we made like $229,000 one year, $220,000 the next, $211,000 another year, $234,000 one year, I just said $200,000 as an average round number!
  7. Bob The Dinosaur

    Bob The Dinosaur Light Load Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    holdenville oklahoma
    Hmmm well i will put it this way i say i am a bullhauler with every bit of quiet kick you in the butt confidence i can......
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  8. Trucu

    Trucu Light Load Member

    May 11, 2012
    Can you really earn $200k as a truck driver if you are OO?
  9. chompi

    chompi Road Train Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Deland, FL
    We were husband/wife team oo's and yes you can.
  10. FloTheWaitress

    FloTheWaitress Crusty Go Go

    Feb 24, 2012
    Colorado Mountains
    *Hammer you are so lucky you are a carhauler lol*

    Ummm Wow... yeah.. wow... I guess i can relate tho, as I know many that hated saying they were a waitress/waiter..

    Is she worth it? Really? Can't accept who you are are and what you do..

    You need to accept who you are and what you do...

    Me thinks you need to steer away from snooty barbie dolls??

    Ever hear of the Teamsters Strike? America is Truckers.. NOTHING would go anywhere if they all parked..

    Be Proud, or look for another career.. Yes, Career..

    Good Luck.. Sadly You may need it..

    (no not meant mean.. really)..
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