Are you embarassed to be a truck driver

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

  1. BNR32

    BNR32 Heavy Load Member

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    i dont know, i have experienced this as well but i'm the type where if i get a whiff of a chick that is just out for a paycheck or free ride i will send her packing faster than she can spell truck.

    i was proud to be a driver as well, i miss it everyday. not the hours, but going back to a normal job SUCKS!!!
     
  2. rogueunh

    rogueunh Road Train Member

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    Sort of the opposite for me on this one.

    I spend 90% of my time running my production plant, but I do have my CDL-A and love getting out of the place whenever I can. I am proud I can run the truck when need be, and many of the regular drivers to my plant are surprised when they find out I also drive the trucks parked outside!
     
  3. Trucu

    Trucu Light Load Member

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    How long does it take to get there? I heard buying a truck is really expensive.
     
  4. chompi

    chompi Road Train Member

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    Yes it is very expensive. Its a business! Probably want to drive company for a year or so and learn the biz before making that decision.
     
  5. Bob The Dinosaur

    Bob The Dinosaur Light Load Member

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    Yes hope you know your banker.....
     
  6. OPUS 7

    OPUS 7 Road Train Member

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    I guess i don't really fit in on either side.I've been both proud,and ashamed.
    I know what I had to go through to get to this pont in life as a driver,and it wasn't milk and cookies Leave it to beaver kinda life.:biggrin_25513:
    Some folk get opportunities that others don't.If You work for a living,and have done the best with what was put in front of you,you should NEVER be ashamed.
    Ive slung trash,and hung my head when those snotty folk looked at me in disgust.I've also climbed as high as supervisor at 2 jobs in my life,and was miserable.
    I do know how you feel,though.Ive been married for 20+ years into a family of professionals that make lots of money.I will never be more than a mutt that jumped the fence to some family members,but my wife loves me.
    Be proud you get up everyday,and dont lay around on your as@ eating poptarts and playing video games letting family members pay your way.
    It WILL pay off for you one day.
     
  7. xtexasbabex

    xtexasbabex Light Load Member

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    just think of it as a all paid vacation you get to see the country and get paid for it
     
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  8. Trucu

    Trucu Light Load Member

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    How much does it take to buy one? What's your earnings average out to after you calculate the cost of the truck?
     
  9. OPUS 7

    OPUS 7 Road Train Member

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    Yeah...thats xzactly what it is :toothy3:
     
  10. otherhalftw

    otherhalftw Insignificant Otter

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    When someone asks how long the wife and I have been together....they get this shocked look when I say....over 20 years.....

    I calm them by adding....."I drive long haul truck...I'm not home enough to fight!":biggrin_2559:
     
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