Hi everyone!

Discussion in 'The Welcome Wagon' started by Flyingdriver, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. Flyingdriver

    Flyingdriver Bobtail Member

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    I'm a 64 year old guy who has wanted to drive truck my entire life. My father (now retired) was a trucker his entire life. I spent my childhood riding all over the western states hauling cattle. We were based in Utah at the time.
    I also love to fly. I was a flight instructor/commercial pilot by the time I was 18. I spent 7 years as a professional pilot, all general aviation. I made the fatal mistake of getting married & started having kids so I had to change jobs as flying jobs were low paying in the 70's. I sold John Deere equipment for 30+ years. I retired in January 2020 hoping to get back into aviation...then Covid-19 hit. Flying jobs went south.

    Since I love trucks & trucking I took time this summer to get my CDL at a truck driving school.
    I got my first job in August. I'm hauling bulk potatoes from the farm to the processing shed. 5 days a week with weekends off. I drive 450 miles a day. Central Oregon to Portland. The Columbia Gorge. 1999 Peterbilt, 425 HP Cat, 53' spud trailer.

    I've made around 50 trips now & love every minute of it. The first few weeks I felt like I was drinking from a firehose! Now since I know the route & my assigned truck, it's much less stressful.

    I'm excited to learn more from this forum.
     
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  3. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Medium Load Member

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  4. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    Welcome to the funny farm ! Lot of good people on here and some like me also.
     
  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Welcome. Congratulations on the career change. You'll find that trucking is a lot less stressful than being a CFI.
     
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  6. Cobrakaiguy

    Cobrakaiguy Bobtail Member

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    Welcome from Dallas, Texas.
     
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