Hello, hey, hi, hey now.
I haven't been active on this site in some time, not sure where to start. Im formally known as T_Trucker. I came on this forum shortly after getting my cdl in 2013. I documented my experience with a company out of Missouri, good ole UZ trans. Then i decided, hey! Lets lease a truck from SFI and run on their choice program. Had a long time thread documenting my time with them. Came back a few years ago to say that i was back in the industry that i started in....HOUSEHOLD. well, out of the few trucking jobs I've had, household treated me the worst. Bad news, no money, infact a few statements i owed the van line money. Lesson learned! Right?
I've been through alot in my journey driving a truck, seeing the country, sitting at docks, watching life through a windshield. Cussing out shippers/receivers in my head quietly ofcourse. I was 23 when i first started driving OTR. Im 32 now, i know, some guys have been doing this their whole life. Im still new right? Lol. Some days it doesn't feel like it. For the most part...i still love what i do. I've always enjoyed traveling, my girlfriend at the time of me getting my cdl is now my wife. No kids but this life has worked well for us. Some days i wish i was home, other days im reminded of why i love doing this!
Alot has happened since i was active on this forum. Not sure who is still here that may remember me if anyone at all! Im more so doing this to just document my latest adventure. Plus, im sure my fans have been dying to hear just what I've been up too (jk)
for the last 3 years i was a company driver for a small carrier near my house in florida, i got to live the dream of driving a beautiful peter car, glider, straight pipes, 8inch stacks, paper logs, jake breaks that would wake up the guy next to me falling asleep behind the wheel. Living out and filling my dream of being an outlaw trucker nobody told me how burnt out i would be after a few years. I had fun there. Great company, good boss, good money. The itch returned, however. Good or bad idea i didn't care. I wanted to run the spot market, i wanted to dispatch myself, so....thats what im doing.
Now, i know most will say... "ARE YOU CRAZY?! CRAPPY RATES HIGH FUEL" and i will agree with you but it was my decision to jump in the deep end not knowing how to swim. The company im with gives me 80%. I work with whatever broker i choose, pull from any loadboard. Ive been with them for 2 months and I've been happy! Im here to start a thread documenting my adventure and to receive any and all advice or comments.
So, welcome welcome. I am going to stay active here and post my experience good and bad...ugly and uglier. If anyone remembers me or my older threads feel free to say howdy, or if you have no clue who i am still say howdy!
Blast from the past...?
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