If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self at the start of his career, what practical advice would you give them now that you know better?
Can be anything, from health, diet, best practices, and so on.
I read somewhere on this forum about a veteran truck driver advising people not to jump of the truck/trailer, and always use 3-point of contact. His knees where busted after years of doing so.
What advice would you give to your younger self at the start of his career?
Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by gone4truck, Jun 18, 2021.
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blairandgretchen Road Train Member
- Dec 9, 2011
Hugs, not drugs.Sirscrapntruckalot, Concorde, tscottme and 9 others Thank this.
Don't listen too much about what other drivers think you should be doing, devise a long term career path and follow it. set aside a minimum of 10% of your gross wages no matter what and invest it into your own future. Take all matching funds available from your employers retire accounts, its actually free money.
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Learn from your mistakes and others misfortune as well.
Do not hurry that's where mistakes are made.
There are alot of stupid people driving, stay professional.
Make a retirement plan. Unless you want to drive till your 112.Blue jeans, Lumper Humper, MACK E-6 and 6 others Thank this.
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- Aug 28, 2011
Some credit unions have those plans for their members, so check that also.brysol01, TheLoadOut, Lumper Humper and 3 others Thank this.
In all honesty, if I could I would pay myself a visit during Thanksgiving 1980. When I was done with myself, myself would need a proctologist to get my foot out of myself's backside. That was about 10 days before I left the Air Force. Leaving the service was the worse mistake of many I have made. I deeply regret it. I was an E-5, had been awarded two medals that added some WAPS points, and was at the time of my discharge a (7) level. I had all my military education completed to rise to the rank of Msgt! Leave it to me to pull the boneheaded play of my lifetime. (sigh)silinus vers, Blue jeans, tarmadilo and 11 others Thank this.
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