Truck Driving in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Midnightrider909, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

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    I have heard you can make 6 figures driving a truck on the US bases in Afghanistan. I have tried to verify this by doing a Google search but I can’t get any hard numbers from the websites of the companies that operate there. Has anyone on TTR done this?
     
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  3. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    You can make six figures here...
    and not have to worry about IEDs and LooLooLoos that are mad because you're there.

    They don't care that you're a non-combatant.
     
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    if you would be driving on the US bases, why aren't the soldiers driving then.??

    would you be the sacraficial lamb..????

    with all the potholes, and morons and other daily obsticals here, why would you want to drive in an area where craters are in the road, and you become a target..???

    don't you get enough excitment driving in the states..???
     
  5. iraqralph43

    iraqralph43 Road Train Member

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    Google search...Fluor or KBR ..they are the two biggest contractors...Fluor pays more than KBR
     
  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    The Department of Defense (DoD) doesn't have enough soldiers in Afghanistan to do everything they need AND it costs MUCH less for DoD to hire a contractor to do non-soldier jobs even though the contractor will get more money than the soldier.

    In the old days soldiers cooked the food, drove the trucks, did all of the maintenance, etc., etc. DoD prefers to fill as many jobs overseas with contractors and leave soldier tasks just for soldiers.
     
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  7. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

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    I’ve never made six figures here and doubt I ever will. They don’t have IEDs on the bases.
     
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  8. TruckRunner

    TruckRunner Heavy Load Member

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    I made six figures in the first quarter of this year on American soil.
     
  9. sideloader

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    you will make six figures but there are no HOS regs over there. adjusted for hourly rate you will make more $ home in the states.
     
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  10. The Gels

    The Gels Light Load Member

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    I never saw any American truck drivers when I was there, well, short of military and they definitely weren't getting 6 figures. Any contract work there will be netting you 6 figures though. It is more dangerous and they will work the #### out of you though.
     
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  11. TGUNKEL

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    Hahaha!!!
     
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