Looking for Advice

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by lerner, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. MBAngel

    MBAngel Medium Load Member

    Apr 1, 2018
    Tucson, Arizona
    Many ppl suggest going to school on your own dime, rather than going thru a trucking company. If you go to school thru a trucking company, you are then obligated to them for a year or maybe more, and if you hate them, it makes for a long year. There is a federal grant to help you move into trucking if you qualify, usually through the unemployment office. Most trucking schools can direct you to it. Choose schools and companies carefully. Research, visit them, and ask questions. Read this forum and others to get a feel for them. Many companies pay you a little extra to pay your student loan.
    Hubby and I love our over the road dry van job. No bills, and we get paid to tour the country. Our company is mostly team, which has its pros and cons. Most ptr companies will give you a day off for every 6 days worked, and if you accumulate a few, you can take a few days off anywhere you want.
    For my company, florida and the northeast are low freight locations, so it's harder to get loads to and from there for "home time".
    Good luck! Have a blast!
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  3. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Hey what about WY and NH no state income tax, no sales tax
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Winter weather mostly; at least for me that's an issue.
    When we were researching places to relocate to , Wyoming was one of those states. Beautiful state, in my opinion. Like the area from Little America on I-80 on the western end of I-80, from there on westward. Also, like the Jackson Hole area. Spent a lot of time on the computer researching those two areas of Wyoming.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020
  5. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    San Antone
    Texas is full. No new starts here.
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  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Washington state also has no income tax. Eastern Washington, near Idaho is also NOT the Seattle/San Francisco whacked out lefty black-hole of crime and astronomical housing prices. Seattle, like Chicago in IL, does command the state against the wishes of the residents in the other part of the state.

    IMO, if the state is low tax and warm it's on a countdown to be the next CA.
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  7. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    Kroger is horrible, Long as I can remember.
    I got talked into doing one again couple months ago, only reason I even did it, was it loaded in my hometown, no DH, had been off for a couple days, it weighed in at less than 10k lbs, and had lumper paid.
    Got there, Noone told me, that the place would not let you on the property until 430 that afternoon.
    4 PM was my scheduled unload time, so I was there at 3.
    I left, found a parking spot, and waited until the 'guard' called me, drove back in, got the dock, waited 3 hours, they told me I had to pay a lumper, I showed where it was prepaid, and they looked and said, "Oh, You're that guy."
    me being me, I said, "What you been lookin for a guy like me, that get's his #### straight before hand?"
    So after another hour they unloaded me. I was astonished, Kroger unload only 4 hours after scheduled time.
    And they only broke, one load lock when they lumper ran it over, with a forklift and I threw a fit, and refused to move until we got the situation resolved, they tried to run me off, but I claimed it was an "accident" and we need to have a form written up because "what if' that was a person!
    They gave me another loadlock, I guess they robbed another driver, don't know, wasn't my problem..
    No more Krogers, if I book a load and it goes there, I call back and say I cant do Krogers, I'm banned from all facilities..
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