Ok guys... I am starting to re-think being a trucker.... you've scared me

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  1. MO family man

    MO family man Heavy Load Member

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    I've had a few, can't say anybody scared any out of me but more than a few had tried.:biggrin_25521:
     
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  3. sphipps70

    sphipps70 Light Load Member

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    Amen...once you do that...you can sleep just about anywhere.
     
  4. Tip

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    So, 21...are you going for OTR or going dump truck or even bus driving?
     
  5. 21stTJ

    21stTJ Bobtail Member

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    I have not been able to find a job.
    Like I said, I have ruled out OTR driving.
    I am just about to give up... I will be looking into rigging jobs as much as I can, Its just hard to find commercial companies that are hiring riggers.

    I'm tired of being out of work.
    I need to get back to work..... and this whole ordeal is really pissing me off.

    Every class b driving company.... "sorry, we don't take rookies, our insurance won't let us."

    when I ask them how anyone is supposed to get experience to work with them they say "You'll have to try to get a job at a mom & pop company."

    I'm tired of it.

    Nothing but a waste, I spent $300 renting a class B truck to take my driving test, then another $60 to the D.P.S. office.....
    Nothing to show for it.
     
  6. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    It ain't Ice Road Truckers ... But welcome to the real world of trucking. And all the BS that comes with it.



     
  7. durrty

    durrty Light Load Member

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    hang in there brother something will give for ya
     
  8. Tip

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    Sounds like you got off easy. Some paid 5 thousand bones for a CDL and have nothing to show for it. Your situation could be worse.
     
  9. sexytrucker1

    sexytrucker1 Bobtail Member

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    I have been a trainer 3 times in my career and its not for everyone, I have been subject to playing dr phil many times, students bring their problems on the truck, we do not have time for that crap, also we never know if your a crack pot or not either. We have to take someone who whatches bj and the bear re-runs and try to make a driver out of them. Most wind up being steering wheel holders with that 4 wheeler mentality. Companies are really only concerned about the revenue numbers anymore and not what it takes to get the job done. Their is a lot of stress put on us to train you into becoming something they want as a profitable key in their act of business. They dont care how we actually do it. It takes all kinds of people to make the world go round, but the traveling public will never give you the respect you deserve. So back off the trainers, you will learn this business and something new everyday your in it. If you think that trainer can teach you all their is in the short time your with him, get out now and go hand out smiley faces at walmart because your very neg and will probaly hurt youself or someone one day because your too ignorant to have the common sense to understand it.
     
  10. 21stTJ

    21stTJ Bobtail Member

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    You don't know me jack!
    Why don't you go teach yourself some humility before you start judging people you don't even know.

    Give me a rig, a good trainer, time to learn.... thats all.

    But thats ok, I am not going to do it now, I have found a rigging job. So now, I can get back to my profession, RIGGING, something I am sure you wouldn't know the first thing about, and happens to be a more risky, liable, and safety cautious job. If I mess up, I could blow up the ####### plant, along with everyone inside it.

    So have a nice life as a trucker, I have come to conclusion that anyone with an IQ over 90 will not work 80 or more hours a week for $300 - $400 Dollars.

    So have fun
     
  11. CMate

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    I also attended and completed the Schneider Training Academy in Green Bay, Wisconsin about 4 months ago. And i also only had to attend the academy for 7 days but only because I had already completed and received my class A CDL from Roadmaster just a few weeks before. In that 7 days at Schneider Academy I was basically flooded with what seemed like a ton of information that I had to remember in such a short amount of time. After completing that I was sent home where a few days later I received a call from my trainer letting me know when and where I would need to meet him to began training. Training usually takes anywhere from 1-3 weeks before you are officially assigned a truck. However you will receive you badge/ID number and comdata card during your final day at the academy in Green Bay. You also will received a free pair of company approved work boots once a year.
     
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