Finding Yourself

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Zoltan1a, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. ac120

    ac120 Road Train Member

    1,072
    550
    Aug 27, 2010
    0
    LOL. Yes, the voices in my head. I never know what they're going to say next ("Yes you do know!" "No you don't!"). The three of us hope the two of you have a good day.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Heavy Load Member

    952
    1,038
    Mar 15, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    0
    I honestly can't say what toll this will take on me and my family and I am very concerned about that, but I have to do what I have to do. I just hope that I can make it work for me and mine.[/QUOTE]

    Not my 3rd voice, but my 2nd tells me family is family and they will be just fine and things always have a way of working out
     
  4. roadreeler57

    roadreeler57 Light Load Member

    260
    76
    Nov 19, 2011
    Toledo,Ohio
    0
    Trucking not for everybody but yes theres plenty of time to think..If you can handle 12-14 hour days in a mostly thankless job then go for it...
     
  5. Crusty

    Crusty <b>Just Plain Crusty</b>

    345
    140
    May 29, 2010
    Canton, GA
    0
    TRY to have a plan B in case you get tired of it. For me the shine wore off after about 5 years. That was after dereglation. Loosing my union job. Sleeping in trucks instead of motels. Running hot and falling asleep at the wheel. Dispatchers letting you sit for not doing the impossible. But I STILL like it.
     
    virgil tatro Thanks this.
  6. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Heavy Load Member

    952
    1,038
    Mar 15, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    0
    Plan B is always good. Maybe after a bit of time away from teaching I may actually want to go back...but for the time being I am not thinking that way. Thanks for the advice
     
  7. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Heavy Load Member

    952
    1,038
    Mar 15, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    0
    Teaching is pretty thankless in itself. Parents and Admin love to find the negative through all the positive.
     
  8. Omniscient

    Omniscient Light Load Member

    139
    30
    Jun 9, 2011
    The lost Highway
    0
    Well for me I basically grew up in a truck when my parents got divorced my dad started driving and I would go along whenever possible. I turned 16 and got my license... in MN that allows you to haul grain in state so I started doing that then turned 18 got my CDL and started driving in state then went OTR when I turned 21. So it wasn't a major life change to get into it I just sort of been doing it all my working life.
     
    virgil tatro Thanks this.
  9. Zoltan1a

    Zoltan1a Heavy Load Member

    952
    1,038
    Mar 15, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    0
    I did it. I turned in my leave of absence for the next school year. It has been approximately a year since I got a refund from the trucking school, but I am ready to give it a real go around this time.
     
  10. ac120

    ac120 Road Train Member

    1,072
    550
    Aug 27, 2010
    0
    :biggrin_25514:
    You're not going alone. Safe Trip. What Emerson said.
     
  11. virgil tatro

    virgil tatro Medium Load Member

    343
    175
    Mar 26, 2010
    columbus montana
    0
    if EOBRS are mandated the freedom is gone..
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted