Trucking career is over

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Mohtrucker, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Mohtrucker

    Mohtrucker Light Load Member

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    Wouldn't say it was fun while it lasted exactly one year holding a cdl received two 15 mph tickets, one in my personal vehicle & one in the truck . At this point you just have to throw in the white flag it's amazing to say never received tickets prior to obtaining my cdl license I should have stuck to becoming an aspiring nurse . I'm still 23 years old still have other careers choices I can choose from but at this point & with my luck I'll rather give it up now. By the way I haven't gotten into a single wreck
     
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  2. Chinatown

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  3. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    I think you will be much better in the long run doing something besides trucking anyhow. This industry is far in the trash.

    Get back into Nursing. You'll make good money with out having to work the insane amount of hours a trucker does.

    Your still young. Enjoy your life.
     
  4. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Medium Load Member

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    I wouldn't throw the towel in. If you still like trucking step off the road for a few. Maybe do yard jockeying. Overall ease up on the pedal. It's not the end, trust me seen worse & been in worse. I'm still turning the wheels. I had a bad spell in my trucking career I had a 3 accident within a year's time. One was a major one with myself. You learn do differently and get back in the seat. All the best to you. You can recover from this. If need be get some legal advice & mercy is always available
     
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  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    So go into nursing like you were planning, there's probably more money in it.
     
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  7. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    You will look back and see God was looking out for you.

    This crap is brutal.
     
  8. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

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    Might be worth keeping the CDL.. then once the naughty notes go away, try again.
     
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  9. Mohtrucker

    Mohtrucker Light Load Member

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    I didn't apply myself much back than . I will definitely will this time around
     
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