Hi, got some wisdom to share with a new driver?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by BigRam90, Aug 28, 2020.

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  1. BigRam90

    BigRam90 Bobtail Member

    Aug 2, 2019
    I started driving about 3 years ago. I’ve worked in dump trucks through out the seasons (April-November). And well... I didn’t make a lot of money doing it. I tried moving to commodities where they are more consistant to working through out the entire year. But they pay low and are exempt from paying over time and abuse the hell out of that. I stopped working for them. So I have around 2-2.5 years of actual driving experience. I only am willing to do local. And I just really don’t see a bright future for my self in this industry. Feeling down about the decision I’ve made to be a trucker. I was enthusiastic believing it was a good career choice. To all of my older friends out there with experience, lift me up if you can with some wisdom because I’m unable to see the fruits of this industry.

    I got a bad lower back I can’t do touch. As a Muslim I refuse to touch alcohol products or pork because I don’t take part in serving something I stay away from personally.

    I live in the central valley Modesto,CA.

    Thank you for your time you took to read all of this :)
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    Try beverage/beer/liquor/ food service. Bust ### work......but the pay can be pretty good with the right outfit
  4. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    Never mind the above post. Didn't read far enough down. School/ City bus??????
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  5. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    you can try roll off, front end trash pick up, rear trash pick up, or transfer station transport, in just about any garbage hauling company.

    the work is steady, pays well and some are union, and nearly all have a benefits plan, and usually weekends off, as well as holidays.
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  6. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    1st, there's no need to qualify yourself by saying your nationality. Trucking, or life, really, today knows no boundries in that regard. You seem to have plenty of experience, I'd check a line haul, grocery warehouse, or tanker, something where you don't use your back. While you can limit it somewhat, as far as what you haul, in trucking, you just never know when you might haul a pallet of pig guts packed in alcohol,,:confused:,,Good luck, I say, hang in there, the time is never better for an experienced driver.
  7. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Dayton, OH
    Gasoline delivery? Cryo (Air Products, AirGas, Praxair, etc)
  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Co2 delivery. Try that if you are in a major city.
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  9. Biomagnum

    Biomagnum Light Load Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    Trash hauling is a good field. Grocery delivery can be no touch. Equipment delivery is also local/statewide, but can get pretty physical.
  10. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Heavy Load Member

    Jun 8, 2018
    LTL such as ABF or maybe UPS.
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  11. Trucking in Tennessee

    Trucking in Tennessee Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    Consider reality and rethink your decision to be a Muslim. Religions just keep you constricted and confined. 90% of the world eats pork and close to that partake of alcohol. You think Muslims have some secret they know that others don't? Just made up stuff by people 2000 years ago. Live in the present, not the past.
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