My history. Show me yours.

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by road_runner, May 5, 2023.

  1. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

    Mar 26, 2012
    This is roughly 20 years of my life relegated to the hats I wore.

    (Note: I did linehaul during 2009).
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    Show me yours.
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  3. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

    Sep 25, 2007
    Rosamond, SoCal
    I always gave my hats to my son. He still has them.
    Little Audreys Refer, Apex Bulk Flat & Tanker IWX refer, Valley Bulk Flat & Tanker, Centerline Flats Vans Dry & Refer Tanker varied depending on customer, Arnett Truck Flat & Tanker, Legend Dry Van,Pepsi (New Bern) Dry Van, AECOM (Cannot disclose), Trader Bo's Flat & Dry Van..
  4. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Road Train Member

    Apr 9, 2016
    western pa
    Burlington motor carriers, Jb Hunt, A small family run business with 6 trucks, New Century transportation and will retire with ABF. Don't Have any hats. 1998 to present.
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    I wear truck hats, not company hats.
  6. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

    Jun 14, 2013
    At Home on The West Side
    Superior Beverage Group 2014-2015
    GFS (Gordon Food Service) 2015-2023
    ABF Freight System 3/20/2023-5/5/2023 (ABF was cool and all it just wasn't quite the right fit.)
    GFS (Gordon Food Service) 5/2023 - Present (As long as I can, GFS has it's good points, plus I'm on night shuttle/ line which is way different than city.)
  7. jgarciajr40

    jgarciajr40 Medium Load Member

    Jun 18, 2016
    I don’t remember the years; been in the game for almost a decade.

    I’ve had three CDL jobs:

    I started at a Budweiser distributor about 2 years. Then I went to a miller distributor for about 1 year, and have been at aaa cooper aka swift LTL ever since.

    I had to stop doing beverage I was in my early 20s already getting back pain/stiffness issues.

    I actually enjoyed working at Miller/JJ Taylor, but the money wasn’t there at the time and my back was having issues.

    I remember I told HR it was like a 26% raise; Miller at the time paid like $130 per day + 2.15 a stop + 0.05 a carton of cigarettes. Came out to about $1550 biweekly and aaa cooper offered me 26.60 about 8 years ago I wanna say.
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  8. fuller

    fuller Light Load Member

    Nov 21, 2010
    I've done a bit I think. In chronological order, but with dates omitted for privacy reasons.

    5 ton local work for a nursery.
    Truck and trailer, flats and van work, delivering a certain building material locally.
    Reefer work. Mostly Western States.
    Short haul quad-quad step deck and B-Train work. Including over-dimensional.
    Hauling around sea cans locally.
    Local P&D work with a company that paints its trucks swamp holly orange. (Yes, I did get the hat too!)
    Operating a tilt deck wrecker, local P&D of material handling equipment, typically forklifts.
    Local work driving around B-Train side dumps hauling around gravel & dirt.
    Operating a concrete mixer around town.
    Local work driving around standard dump trucks & trailers.
    Back to swamp holly orange, round #2. (They didn't give me a hat that time around, but then again I didn't stick around for that long either, for reasons that are probably obvious to many here)
    And then back to hauling gravel around town!

    Now that I look at this list, I've really bounced around a lot during time in the industry so far! :eek:
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  9. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

    Jan 20, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca.
    I wear NO hats, caps, etc. I proud to have a full head of hair(“History”;…..salt and pepper for color and always comb neat). Only hat I wear is Hard hat at sites that require ppe gear.
    PS. Real Men don’t dye there hair :cool:
    Last edited: May 7, 2023
  10. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    West Monroe, La
    1982 - 1990 Fire trucks - mostly 10 wheelers but we had a 14 wheeler tractor trailer tanker that no one on my shift wanted to drive, so I drove it most of the time. Local parish (county) wide
    1993 - 2004 Waste(d) Management Roll-off - N/E La
    2005 - 2007 Owner Op - one ton 40' flat gooseneck Hot Shot - south, S/E, east & mid west
    2007 - 2012 Local family op - curtain side - short regional 5 states south
    2013 - 2019 Local family plastics business - dry van - south central 5 states
    2019 - current - First Fleet - dry van - south central 5 states

    41 year span minus 3 year break from 1990 - 1993 = about 38 years.
  11. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    I can’t. I am a serial job hopper. I will get carpal tunnel trying to type it out.
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