My Tenure is Over

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by MGE Dawn, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Heavy Load Member

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    Oh #### my life
     
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  2. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Well i guess the best thing to do is figure out what u wanna do.in terms of driving a truck or getting out of the industry. Just keep in mind if u leave the industry, if u wanna come back u will to start out at the bottom all over again, where as if u just take watever trucking job u can find right now, finish out 1 year of experience then u can start picking and choosing the trucking niche u would like to move to, and the company u would like to work for. I really hate to see this stuff happen to people but its best to chalk it up as a loss and move on .
     
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  3. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    C'mon, you're just a kid. It's a learning experience...which hopefully you experience another and another. That's life. Git a move on.
     
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  4. Bill51

    Bill51 Medium Load Member

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    That would be an incorrect assumption. Demand for drivers is pretty good right now, as in standards are kinda low, so take advantage;). Also, a long enough gap of not driving and people will think you might have forgot how to drive a big rig.
    Plenty of companies looking for someone to run up and down the 5. Easy peasy.
    And as someone earlier advised, let Swift go. Move on.
    Good luck.
     
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  5. TruckGal13

    TruckGal13 Light Load Member

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    Wow
    That makes No sense.
     
  6. TruckGal13

    TruckGal13 Light Load Member

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    No one’s life is free of struggle and honestly, my belief is that’s when you will the most.
     
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  7. BIF MALIBU

    BIF MALIBU Heavy Load Member

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    lots of chip and lumber haulers in the northwest go home every day and make more than otr
    our company gave up the big customer in mollala because not enough drivers
    this set off another round of pay raises amongst the bigger companies
     
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  8. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    CDL, medical card and heartbeat is all you need to truck in appalachia in my experience. Its a livin.
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Indeed. It’s not hard to do better than the likes of Swift.
     
  10. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    After reading of these self correcting trucks and their policies id figure it hard not to step up from there.
     
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