Scary side of trucking

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by hopeful eyes, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    Jokes on you, any company can fire you at any time they want and Swift is a good example of that.

    On top of that, you're not gonna make a grand a week driving for Swift.
     
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  3. hopeful eyes

    hopeful eyes Medium Load Member

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    Hey thank you!
     
  4. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    Pretty much all states except for maybe Montana are employment at will states and they can fire you for any reason. Just like I can sell my shares of a company at any time for any reason. I decide wanna go to the super bowl, so I'm going to sell. Whether or not an employee ends up getting laid off because of my sell never crosses my mind. That's how the game is played. Once you get your head wrapped around that and accept it, you can start getting ahead of the game.
     
  5. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    But whats that have to do with Mr. Moneybags buying a new F150? Lol
     
  6. hopeful eyes

    hopeful eyes Medium Load Member

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    Haha
     
  7. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    It's a new truck, but it's bare stock. It's nothing flashy at all. I just wanna present myself better when I apply for better driving jobs. I don't even own property yet. Let me have this one small thing. lol

    I'm just tryin to help the man out a little bit. It sounds like he's a bit beaten down. I've been there. He can come up and get a head of things.
     
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  8. hopeful eyes

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    Maybe I should buy a smaller truck like the Toyota Tacoma. It is the truck which loses the least resale value. The thing never dies. It is good on gas too.
     
  9. BIGLEFTYINTX

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    I wouldn't call a swift driver a professional, have you seen their videos ? There are more steering wheel holders today then professionals .
     
  10. lsnook24

    lsnook24 Light Load Member

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    Dumb remark...they are all tetired.....putting the younger generation in a bucket
     
  11. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    There's a tremendous difference between you and him. I believe in you. When you get knocked down, you will try to get back up and continue. When he gets knocked down, he's going to lie there and find fault with everyone from the referee to his cornermen to the gloves. Always remember, the difference between the good fighters and the great fighters is that the great fighters can get back up to win the fight.

    Luck in battle.
     
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