Thanks for all the experiences

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by Rock Sniffer, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Rock Sniffer

    Rock Sniffer Bobtail Member

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    I haven’t posted often, but as a 42 year old from another profession I recently finished working as a long haul driver based out of calgary.

    my routes took me to places like Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto and almost everywhere in between. The biggest reason I left is that my chosen profession has given me a job I can’t say no to. The pay literally is twice as much for half the hours. I drove as hard as I could for 7 months at .43 per hour and barely pulled in 33k. For those who stick it out to make a career of it I tip my hat.

    driving is a long hard life and I respect all who keep at it
     
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  3. Moorti_i

    Moorti_i Bobtail Member

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    Good luck and enjoy !!
     
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  4. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    That’s the norm now. You tried it, saw the reality. Those of us still making good money on the road are the anomaly, not the norm.
     
  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    The whole reason I've held a Class 1 for 8 years and have hardly used it. No money lol.
     
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  6. Rock Sniffer

    Rock Sniffer Bobtail Member

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    It’s too bad. I’m a trained geologist. I saw more of North America in the last year than I ever thought possible. I wish I had more time to smell the roses and enjoy the journey.
     
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  7. BigHossCummins

    BigHossCummins Heavy Load Member

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    must have been working for Bison.
     
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