Veterans, what stresses you out the most about trucking?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Newbie1981, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Newbie1981

    Newbie1981 Bobtail Member

    Aug 17, 2013
    As a person interested in getting a CDL, I'd like to hear from the pros what the most stressful parts of the job are. What bothers you the most about trucking and why?
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  2. morr2fab

    morr2fab Medium Load Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Traffic, nuff said.
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  3. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    Louisville, Kentucky
    When ppl don't wipe their peepee off the toilet seat when I gotta go poop.
    Then you come to find out there is no paper stocked.
  4. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

    Jul 15, 2006
    El Chuco, Tejas
    Yeah I don't like the Flying J in Pecos, TX either
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  5. mikec265

    mikec265 Medium Load Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    Dumbed Down Land, WTF
    The dumbing down of america which is infesting the trucking industry. Im not going any farther into that one today.
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  6. klkruger

    klkruger Light Load Member

    Jul 20, 2013
    Las Vegas
    Hear, hear.
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  7. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    I loathe the service at almost any truck stop these days. You wait in line for EVERYTHING. They always seem to have about 5 staff behind the counter with only maybe 2 if you are lucky actually ringing people through. I do not want to spend any extra time at a truck stop - I want to conduct my business then leave. Because of this I now run it right to empty then buy 200+ gallons. Also, the general lack of respect between drivers is unreal these days. I have only been at it since 2007, and it seems to be going downhill faster and faster.
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  8. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

    Dec 8, 2012
    hunting...../ retired
    Been out of the biz for a couple years now...retired in 2011. I was getting ready to retire I noticed that the group of drivers coming on , not necessarily the younger guys , but as a group drivers had started to get away from being regular working folks....used to be you got in , drove your truck ,delivered your product, went and picked up another load , or went back to the terminal and went it seems that drivers just no longer respect themselves, their bosses/dispatcher/or whatever they are called anymore , their equipment , road signs...used to be when a truck was broken down on the side of the road the CB came alive with "Hey, you need some help there hand?" or "driver you got help coming?" If you saw a truck on the side you moved over ...Waaaay before you got to him....just don't see that anymore....drivers used to blink hands over after passing them.....drivers used to respect each other..just not seeing that anymore. Don't know if it's generational, or that the newer guys parents didn't teach them anything...but 1 thing I'm glad of....I'm out of the rat -race now and just sitting back observing.....
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  9. different00

    different00 Light Load Member

    Jun 14, 2013
    Atlanta ga
    The fools with dot and fmcsa
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  10. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    The me me me attitude of today... self explanatory.

    Hiring on with a bad company

    1,586,344 footlong subs, 399,586 hotdogs, 639,773 bags of chips and 2,000,000 miles on your butt! :)

    Highly regulated 18 wheelers operating amongst a field of unregulated non-driving road ragin' 4 wheelers.
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