What Made You Get Into Trucking

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  1. caseyoTruckers

    caseyoTruckers Bobtail Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I was curious as to why you went into the trucking industry.
     
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  3. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    I like being left alone and I like money. I like being paid for the work I do, not hourly or salary. If I work, pay me. If not, then don't.
     
  4. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    I did it for the respect, glory and the chicks!
     
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    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I was in Sacramento and happen to look at a Sunday paper at a freinds. Had an ad in there saying they would pay my transportation to Billings, Mt, Put me up in a hotel and feed me, teach me how to drive a truck and get my CDL. All for free. 12 days from the first day in the classroom to having my CDL in hand. Was in late April and had to agree to work for them into early September. Pay wasn't great but I made $500 to $650 a week. In 1996. Turned out I loved doing it and the rest is history
     
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    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    bzinger Road Train Member

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    I got to old for a paper route ....but really in the mid 80s I was an auto mechanic and it didn't pay very well , a friend introduced me to trucking and still doing it .
     
  9. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    They said there would be Hookers and Coke . Liars !
     
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    RocketScott Medium Load Member

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    I bought a crane and got a Peterbilt along with it
     
  11. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Road Train Member

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    I was born that way. Never wanted to do anything else. At 6 I told my dad I would own a trucking company someday. My dad, uncles and a few cousins all hauled cattle. My uncle would take me with him when I was 13 and let me drive at night across Kansas when he was headed back to pick up fats going back to pepper packing in Denver. One of my older friends was hauling cattle, grain and hay and would pay me 20 dollars a day and let me drive when I was 16. I was in heaven. Couldn’t believe how fortunate I was. So thank God 44 years later I’m still enjoying trucking.
     
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