How many regret getting into trucking?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ImpurestCrowd, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. chp56

    chp56 Light Load Member

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    I started at 56, ran e-logs with Central and Gordon, didn't like the east coast,went regional west coast with Gordon,then to Indian River on paper logs,west coast-took me 3 tries to find a company I'm comfortable with
     
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  3. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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    And, THAT'S the God's honest truth now, isn't it?
     
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    No regrets here either.

    Good company in Zephyrhills; Heyl Truck Lines. Need 6 mos. experience; something to think about for later. They have OTR and local jobs.

    Finish CDL school, then get some refrigerated trucking experience for 6 months, then switch to Heyl.

    Tons of refrigerated companies in Florida will hire you right out of CDL school.
     
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  5. kenszo47

    kenszo47 Light Load Member

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    Yo' I now live in Az. I've had the opportunity to drive for afew co's. Go to Sun State carriers in Tavares,Fl. They haul a lot of citrus north and most times your return trips will find you coming in late fri with delivery Monday morn giving you time at home. They're a small co running reefers with one terminal. Go for it.
     
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  6. rockstar_nj

    rockstar_nj Medium Load Member

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    For the work itself, I don't regret it.
    After realizing how much of the industry is just fat whiners, and knowing everyone is comparing me to them, yeah, totally regret it.
     
  7. Handog

    Handog Light Load Member

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    I may be the least experienced here but I can tell you, trucking isn't as bad as what you read about on the internet. I'm like you, my former industry left me. If I would have listened to the whining I read I never would have started this. You will hear " it's not what it use to he" I wasn't there back then but I'm sure there's truth to it. Then again. What is as good sati use to be? Wages are lower pretty much across the board. If your personality fits this life style you may like it. By the way, with phony disability claims going through the roof a commend anyone that wants to make an honest living. Good luck.
     
  8. ImpurestCrowd

    ImpurestCrowd Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the info, have to keep that one in mind.
     
  9. Skunk_Truck_2590

    Skunk_Truck_2590 Road Train Member

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    Pretty much.
     
  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Looks pretty good for frequent home time. Need a passport for runs to Canada.
     
  11. 70s_driver

    70s_driver Medium Load Member

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    Definitely not a one size fits all Industry. Being happy with it is the key (as it is in most industries). Good Luck!
     
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