So what did you do before getting into trucking?

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by tommymonza, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. browndawg

    browndawg Medium Load Member

    Dec 20, 2013
    Rock Island, IL
    I am actually filthy rich from investments and real estate. I wanted to see how peasant's lived so I became a truck driver.
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  3. marmonman

    marmonman Road Train Member

    Dec 14, 2009
    central illinois
    Well for 17 years I was my momma's baby boy.
    Then for 4 years I was a trained killer for the united states government slash United States Marine Corps.
    The for the last 34 years I have been a truck driver slash husband slash father slash grandfather .

    Wow not much of a life when it put like that LMAO.
    Now if I were to add the details man what a story it has been !!!!!
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  4. dca

    dca Road Train Member

    May 31, 2011
    Some things are better left unsaid... trade secrets
  5. JReding

    JReding Road Train Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    Puyallup, WA
    Nine years in retail (and that was my first job...), but I'd always been fascinated by trucks since I was a little kid. Finally decided to go to driving school, and found one to fit my schedule: I was working full time , and going to school Saturdays and Sundays, 20 hours each weekend, for six months... and the school was about 40 miles from my home.
  6. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    State of Jefferson
    Paperboy, concessionaire, landscaper, dog walker, loan shark, bicycle mechanic, tutor, auto mechanic, bouncer, knife salesman, tire salesman, furniture delivery driver, online sales agent, poker player, newspaper webmaster, truck driver, entrepreneur...
  7. texasbbqbest

    texasbbqbest Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2014
    Minneapolis, MN
    I've worked with Event Management companies, Event Security companies, Regular security companies, and I've loaded and unloaded cargo planes for two different companies.
  8. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    Lords Valley, PA
    Lets see, when I was real young I helped my dad who owned a fuel stop and towing business, that is where i found my love for all things truck related. In school I was a dish dog, line cook, then worked as a new/used car prep person for a Chevy dealer which introduced me to auto auctions and car haul. My first job out of high school was as an electrician part time and diesel mechanic for a school bus fleet full time. This is where I obtained my cdl, was the youngest cdl third party tester in Pennsylvania at 19 years old in 1993, worked this job until I turned 21 and started hauling cars and other freight OTR.
  9. Outdoorsman

    Outdoorsman Light Load Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    Ravenna, Ohio
    DQ cook, game operator, gas station attendant, college student, machine operator, printing press operator, Navy Veteran, prepress technician, digital production artist, network administrator, college graduate (5 years of night school), computer technician, technical instructor, husband, dad, grandpa... first 55 years... now for something new! 0-o
  10. NOLA

    NOLA Bobtail Member

    Jan 13, 2015
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    I started out in food industry jobs, then construction, then bartending. then trucking, then bartending then trucking, currently bartending and about to back trucking. :)
  11. Menehune

    Menehune Light Load Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Just tested my hand at street industries, had a small stable, no employee base. Paid them 10% of what they took, after all I took all the risks. Then Uncle Sam made me a offer I could not refuse. Thinking of trying the streeet industries again, made better money. Although with all the new regulations makes it hard to make the same money.
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