Soon-to-be CDL Student

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  1. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    Not that wise. Only been on the road 2 years. Still at times fumbling through it. Just throwing a few tid bits I've picked up. Others on this forum offered me encouragement when I worried about getting started so I'm just returning the favor how I can. It's been a great career so far, had fun, and made some good money.
     
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    I really would have pegged you for being much closer to an old hand at this. Rather disappointed in myself because I am usually much better at reading people. Nonetheless, the feedback has been awesome.
     
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    My avatar should have given it away. Come on bro! ;)
     
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    That’s just how long you’ve been
    Forgive me, but I’m drawing a blank.
     
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    My picture is Alibi from a computer game I enjoy playing called Rainbow Six: Siege. I know several guys that like playing this game. In fact I have driven with several guys that played that game in the back while I drove up front. But they are all in their 20s. I am 36 now, a bit older, but still enjoy some of the younger things, I guess. I like losing myself for a few hours and pretend like I am a SWAT expert or something.

    The vast majority of what I have learned about trucking have been on these forums. You will learn those who are the real "old hands" pretty fast and pay attention to what they have to say. It will put you miles ahead of other people with your same experience. I come here every day and read mostly unless I have a lot driving.

    1 hour a day of reading works wonders. The "New Drivers" section is where I spend most of my time for general reading/learning. There a few forums for entertainment like the "Rants" section. Also a few forums like "shippers and receivers" I found have been good for reality checks in helping to understand a few of the uglier parts of trucking.

    Also the forums are really good for learning the good companies from the bad.
     
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    That explains why the image didn’t register. I have never been into first-person shooters. More of fantasy RPG, kind of player. Not Final Fantasy. Open-world fantasy RPGs are my kind of games.
     
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    So you are a Skyrim, Witcher, and Fallout kind of guy. Did you like Red Dead Redemption 2?

    I play those games as well. I cannot wait for Cyberpunk 2077. It's embarrassing how many games I have played. BUT at least I can say that I've never neglected work. It's a genuine free time hobby only. :)

    The games I get into most are player vs player though because I like the added competitive nature. The games feel harder and there's more at stake when you lose... which makes winning and losing more emotional.
     
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