I was a _________ before trucking....

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by acw, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. acw

    acw Bobtail Member

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    Thanks guys....you made this quite an enjoyable post. Didn't realize the many different backgrounds in the trucking field.
     
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  3. pathfinder

    pathfinder Medium Load Member

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    Spent twenty plus years in new home construction. Mostly drywall and painting, some remodeling etc.. Finally got something that gives me some independance while someone else pays the bills. Knew I should have done this years ago!:biggrin_25520:
     
  4. 06hd2500lly

    06hd2500lly Bobtail Member

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    Stable kitchen at a horse track
    Wendeys
    Porter for a dealership
    Quaker state, changing oil
    Army, Blackhawk crewchief/mechanic 6 years
    Elevator Construction 5 years
    Field Service Rep for an armored vehicle (Iraq) 1 year
    Now in Kuwait till Sep. 08 then on to driving!
     
  5. LostBoy

    LostBoy Light Load Member

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    eheh i am in about an hour. starting to get into where i cant wait to get home, and after 3-4 days i cant wait to get back on the road.
     
  6. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Professional Swimming Coach. I worked for a USA Swimming Club/YMCA team for 23 years working with high school and college level athletes. Got tired of the politics of dealing with parents and decided to try trucking. I was successful at coaching and could go back if I want. I have had HS age athletes at Olympic trials every year since 1992. So far trucking is great.
     
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  7. finfan

    finfan Light Load Member

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    in decending order....car sales-remodeling-car sales-lawn business-car sales-production-auto detailing-carpenter-bartender-waiter-busboy-carpenter-bagboy:biggrin_25514: Jack of many trades Master of none.
     
  8. daytona45

    daytona45 <strong>"Student of Misdirection"</strong>

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    When I was 18 I joined the army they trained me as an operating room technician.I spent the next 32 years passing instrument on everything from craniotomy(brain surgery) to podiatry (foot surgery) I saw everything in between and most of it ain't pretty. I took crap from surgeon who where hacks and I worked for guys who where excellent.I hated 80 percent of it and I always wanted to be a Driver from the time I was a little boy.Notice I said Driver and not Trucker because I believe there is a big difference.On my best paycheck in Arizona I was making 22.50 and hour that took me thirty years to do on my worst here in Arkansas 14.50 an hour after the same number of years.I find driving way more rewarding both financially and emotionally :iroc:
     
  9. jamwadmag

    jamwadmag Road Train Member

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    Yeah, many of 'us' have been in your position and made more $$$; but there is 'a reward' in driving (peace of mind for one)....not perfect---need to get with the right co.---but can be rewarding!! :yes2557:
     
  10. RoamingGnome

    RoamingGnome Medium Load Member

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    started at farmers market loading them for a short time then got into driving them and went from there to what i do today.
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Drywall installer '94-'99 (...includes metal framing, suspended ceilings, and doors)

    Plumber-pipefitter '99-'01 (...was basically a wrench turner. I miss that job.)

    Truck driver ever since...
     
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