My Advice To Those Trying To Get into Trucking

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by grenade668, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. grenade668

    grenade668 The Mack Dog

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    I understand your pain like I said if you have to get the year,the good news you do 2 months you got the year then you can get a job Local.

    trucking isn't easy not at all.
     
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  3. SAMMY6969

    SAMMY6969 Medium Load Member

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    Yes 2 mnts& i hv that yr...but you vets know...it does not not look good when you jump jobs with out putting some tym in with them..& yes 10 mnts flatbedding..& readding as much as i can on securement & talking to vets...i hv even helped alot of flatbeders with loads...im still green. & i know that...im a strong flatbeder..but under a yr..or 3 yrs. Still gren...right??
     
  4. grenade668

    grenade668 The Mack Dog

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    Thank you man and yes God is greatly needed for those starting out,you got the Insurance companies,then D.O.T and the Carriers to deal with and it's not getting any easier. so many laws and regulations,The funny part is they need us and without us America would stand still but,yet they make it harder for us and anyone new they make almost impossible to get into,it all comes down to money.we as truck drivers put up with a lot being treated as a 3rd class citizen .
     
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  5. grenade668

    grenade668 The Mack Dog

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    No 1yr is all you need but the catch is you need to have a job lined up so you don't have any gaps in employment and I did say have your job in hand before quitting.
     
  6. SAMMY6969

    SAMMY6969 Medium Load Member

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    I just hate hate all a whole lot of lieing going on in this bizzz..i dont like that aspect of this job at all...then us with paper doing the sos....not cool....but we hv to work..cause no 1 will gv me a bail out fund....
     
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  7. grenade668

    grenade668 The Mack Dog

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    This can be a very dirty cut throat job but,if you get the right job it can be rewarding too I been on both sides of the fence,there are evil people out there in this world they care only about themselves and we as truckers come in contact with evils ugly face.
     
  8. grenade668

    grenade668 The Mack Dog

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    I just want to say anyone that needs help just ask I will do all I can to help you and I don't B S I don't sugar coat I'm blunt and to the point,yes there are guys that have been doing this way before me and I respect them highly,I'm here to help there is no easy street to being a trucker.Welcome to the hard knots of life as a truck driver.
     
  9. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    I'm very content with my job as a trucker. I'm new to the industry, over 3 yrs now, after 30 years in the construction business.

    I drove long haul for three years, paid my dues, kept my nose clean and went to work for company near where I live and drive regionally now.

    I'm home every weekend, make decent money, have good benefits which include health ins, 6 holiday pays, vacation pay, 80 hrs a year of sick leave, cell phone allowance, etc.

    My dm is great, my boss really cares about his employees, provides newer equipment which is maintained and I never sit waiting for a dispatch.

    I have to say overall, my job is easy as stealing candy from a baby.
     
  10. SAMMY6969

    SAMMY6969 Medium Load Member

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    Thats great.......cool.....
     
  11. white ghost 57

    white ghost 57 Bobtail Member

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    if i go to a training shool and have a contract for a year and it does not work out and i quit can they stop me from driving for another company
     
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