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Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by MSgtFowler, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. MSgtFowler

    MSgtFowler Light Load Member

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    Take time and read all the information you can before asking questions. Good trucking company question asked a thousand times. Everything you wanted to know: Do Not Lease, Do not apply if your a felon, Do not apply if you have numeruos traffic violations, Do not get into trucking if you want to get rich, Do Not listen to a recruiter, Do not believe, just becuase you have a pre-hire that you have a job, Do not lie on your application about anything unless you just like riding on a Greyhound bus, Do Not believe everything you read.

    These truckers get the same question over and over and then folks wonder why they just cut it short.

    I thought I wanted to get into trucking but I am one of the few who have listened to the advise provided in this forum. I got two jobs and am staying put for a while. Trucking will still be there and hopefully doing better. Two jobs and still only sixty hours a week.

    I understand if you think this is your only option and i wish you luck. I believe there are some making good money but more that are not and strugle everyday.

    Lastly look up old post from 6 months to 12 months old from fired up indivuals who were going to set the world on fire. Then look to see if you can locate half still posting. What happened to them?


    Do Not listen to me, I am not a trucker thanks to the advice i have got from this forum.
     
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  3. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

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    Agreed there is a wealth of information in our archives
    We love all the questions, but many times a quick search will answer your query

    Using our search feature
     
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  4. JimTheHut

    JimTheHut Road Train Member

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    So what are you then? Is this your good deed to stop all of us from going into the trucking business?
     
  5. MSgtFowler

    MSgtFowler Light Load Member

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    Not at all, I hope if you coose to do it everything is great. I was trying to say everyone ask the same question over and over. I wish everyone well in whatever they decide.
     
  6. rwings

    rwings <strong>"Jet Force"</strong>

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    I agree about seeing the same old questions asked again and again. It would be nice if more people utilized the search portion of the forum.

    It sounds as though you read a lot of negative posts on this forum. A vast number of drivers on here complain about their jobs and jump from one big-box carrier to another one, instead of seeking a different avenue of truck driving. There are many different types of driving jobs out there. The challenge is putting in your time at a training company and then finding the type of driving job that fits you.

    I hope all goes well with you MSgt Fowler (retired I assume).
     
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  7. JustSonny

    JustSonny Big Dummy

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    Would it be possible for the "Welcome to the Forum" mods to expand on their welcome a bit. Maybe toss out some pointers to the new members from the get go! Such as, "Do some browsing - your question may have been asked before".
    Humbly submitted,
    "Dumba## question asking wannabe"
     
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  8. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    It's impossible to keep all of you out . He's just doing a good deed to keep out the ones with common sense .
     
  9. JimTheHut

    JimTheHut Road Train Member

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    So you are saying that only people with no common sense get into trucking?

    I for one do not appreciate your condescending attitude!!

    Trucking is vital to the success of our economy! Maybe you are sorry that you got into trucking or maybe you are just trying to keep other out. Not sure what the reason is.

    Trucking may not be for everyone, but I applaud anyone who is willing to try something rather than sit on their ### and draw unemployment. Or do you think letting the government take care of you is a better way to do it.

    Either way, I do not care much for your comments! Nothing personal, just my opinion!!!
     
  10. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Well , we know you won't benefit from his good deed attempt . Having the WIA throw away millions on tuition for students that will never get behind the wheel is better than having them draw unemployment ?
    No , I'm not sorry I got into trucking . Many of us are doing well but yes I am trying to slow the flow of poorly trained drivers that quit before they get any real experience to be replaced by another , then another just as bad .
    I am questioning how sensible it is to enter an industry with increasing numbers of jobs being eliminated . With tens of thousands of experienced drivers out of work newbies are only hired by companies experienced drivers have too much sense to work for .
     
  11. snowbunny

    snowbunny Medium Load Member

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    IMO you are both right...

    Too many new drivers, without proper training, desire etc.

    Some people, however few, truly have driving in their blood and will do well. But many more are looking for a quick buck, and are dangerous, and wasting money on a career path that is dwindling in opportunities.

    Those drivers, that are truly meant to be drivers will listen to advice from Rick and others, and will defend there reasons not only through posts, but by action. Others, and lots of them will fail. Its just the way it is.

    But as to original post, those newbies or wannabees, are posting the same questions over and over and over etc. Who is a good comany to drive for, and others along the same line. There is a wealth of info here to read prior to posting. Including good/bad of particular companies, which to my understanding are training companies anyway...

    Cheers!
     
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