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Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by buckawsomeshot, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. buckawsomeshot

    buckawsomeshot Light Load Member

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    Hi y’all.

    So I’m about to start my second career after 20 years in the army. I plan on going through the Troops to Transport program. And have a prospective job with a pipeline repair company, but also want to keep my options open. That being said let me get the short and sweet about companies you have worked for. I know if I wanted to read through all 35 million post on here I would get the info. But that would take forever.

    What I do know is to stay away from lease programs, England, Swift, prime, JB hunt and most mega carriers. But there are so many companies so I want to narrow down my short list before my retirement date and I need to get a real job. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Chinatown

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    Where will you live after the Army? This tells us the hiring area you'll be in for various companies.
     
  3. buckawsomeshot

    buckawsomeshot Light Load Member

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    I will be in central Texas
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Do you want to run the roads or stay close to home?
    Are you staying close to Ft. Hood for convenience to the bennies? Austin/San Antonio?
    Decent money in tankers.
     
  5. buckawsomeshot

    buckawsomeshot Light Load Member

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    I was actually thinking oilfield, but just trying to keep my options open. I bought a house in Kempner so the wife wants to stay. So I been thinking bout running a dump hauling sand and gravel as well.
     
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  6. Chinatown

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    I don't have any notes on that type hauling, but maybe some drivers living in that area will give you some leads on here.
     
  7. UturnGirl

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    Oil field is slow right now but central Texas should have tons of opportunities. Help @Chinatown help you. Give him more data.
     
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    "Troops to Transport"? Due to the current economy, I thought it was t'other way 'round. As many here know, I'm not the biggest supporter of trucking today. With your military service, many NON-trucking outfits will roll out the red carpet for you. In trucking, you'll just be another schmoe freight hauler ( no offense to current freight haulers I was one myself, you know) Take your military experience to a higher level, and not a step down to trucking. Thanks for your service.:thumbup:
     
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  9. x1Heavy

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    Whatever you do do NOT take a Tractor trailer off road.

    They are NOT capable of it.

    That is not to say we don't force a rig across off road now and then... I thought I understood off road until I got to Arkansas. The way these boys like to do it goes by one rule. Brown grass only good for truck. Green grass = water in the soil and sink the truck deep.
     
  10. wore out

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    The amount of stupid that falls out of the mouths of some people never ceases to amaze me
     
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