What Made You Get Into Trucking

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by caseyoTruckers, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Heavy Load Member

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    But I need to know did you "full"fil your dream lol
     
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  3. smokey12

    smokey12 Road Train Member

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    I hear ya! It was rough. I enjoyed it for a time but once I was eligible for retirement it was time to go. I think I extended my lifespan by moving on..it was getting unbearable..
     
  4. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I wanted to be the first undead on my block to say “What’s your 20 Kentuckian?” on the CB.
     
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  5. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Heavy Load Member

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    Absolutely! I graduated the academy at 21, and in just 3 1/2 years I managed to accumulate a few gray facial hairs along with daily back pain and an immunity to caffeine. When I first started, I would've done the job for free. After 2 years you couldn't pay me enough to do it. It was fun at times, but after a few instances of seeing my life flash before my eyes and the political garbage I was over it.
     
  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Getting a lot closer than I am comfortable with! Lol. 5'8" and 195 lbs. Time to start shedding my "winter fat" I'm good at 170.
     
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  7. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

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    This is the best answer I’ve ever heard, and why I got into trucking.
     
  8. ForbiddenSocks

    ForbiddenSocks Bobtail Member

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    I was working as a shift leader at Burger King. My sister was the store manager so I was pretty much able to goof off and soak up all the hours. Then my gf got pregnant and it made me re-evaluate my life. I quit smoking pot, partying, and just dove head into trucking school. Best decision I ever made. The money is great. I learn all kinds of crap through videos I listen to while cruising down the highway. Been driving for a few years now and I still get a good feeling when the engine roars to life.
     
  9. asphaltreptile311

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    I had a serious addiction to roller dogs and had to get those loves points for my next fix.
     
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  10. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    @smokey12
    What city/town and police force did you retire from? 26 years is an incredible accomplishment.
    God bless you and your entire family!

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!

    The absolute sheer driving force of our national economy - without truck drivers, our entire national economy would come to an absolute standstill - if not outright be dead.
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    Over the mountains, through the woods, into the valleys, coast to coast, from sea to shining sea - truck drivers can and do go anywhere and everywhere, every day, every night, all year round.
     
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  11. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Seriously speaking, this guy is at an all time high risk of collapsing from a deadly heart attack or stroke.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!

    The absolute sheer driving force of our national economy - without truck drivers, our entire national economy would come to an absolute standstill - if not outright be dead.
    [​IMG]
    Over the mountains, through the woods, into the valleys, coast to coast, from sea to shining sea - truck drivers can and do go anywhere and everywhere, every day, every night, all year round.
     
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