You guys were right

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by JoeT, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Florida Playboy

    Florida Playboy Road Train Member

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    Some people have to learn the hard way. How much money are you out to this scam?
     
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  3. Bob The Dinosaur

    Bob The Dinosaur Light Load Member

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    Hey even old hands call themselves wormy at the best of times.....
     
  4. JoeT

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    Not yet, trying to decide what to do: save up the lost income, living expense, and tuition of trucking school; or just take this as a sign I'm not meant to be a trucker. I am blessed to already have a good paying job, I just don't like it very much and thought I'd like being some type of oilfield trucker. I hear stories of guys that enjoy it and make good money. I'm also intrigued by the possibility of someday having multiple trucks and drivers and making the big bucks. Quitting my good paying job and going through trucking school is a big commitment and risk to put my family through and what if it's not as great as I think it's going to be? Just some things I have to figure out, thanks for asking.
     
  5. JoeT

    JoeT Bobtail Member

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    Very true, $250 plus $80 fuel fee
     
  6. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

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    Uncle Ben, I drove a semi from the age of 16 to the age of 61 with a few years off to serve my country...and when I retired in Nov. of 2011 , I still considered myself a newbie......always realize you never ever stop learning to drive, and know in your heart that every safe mile is a gift from God...Happy Easter!
     
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  7. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Look at the Job Corps, they fully financed my friends PTDI school. Was around $3500, but it was four weeks of schooling, instructionals, all fees, 120 hours behind the wheel time, fully accredited, and they have job placement. Good luck.
     
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  8. Paloma

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    I have been driving for 5 years, last 4 as an Owner/Op ... I may not be a Green-Horn .. But am still a Rookie .. You never stop learning in this business!
     
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  9. Uncle Ben

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    I know I'm still a newbie, I just was trying to give JoeT and example. He was trying to get his CDL in a day.

    Uncle Ben
     
  10. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

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    I understand that Uncle Ben, my point exactly. We are all really rookies to one degree or another....I've seen some hands that have decades of experience make some really bad choices..... mostly because of an elitist attitude. Bad choices like tail-gating...some guys think just because they've gotten away with it a million times in the past...they think that they can react quick enough if that vehicle or God forbid that trailer they're behind has to make an emergency stop for ANYTHING. Experienced hand don't always mean intelligent hand....
     
  11. sharp.dressed.man

    sharp.dressed.man Heavy Load Member

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    You have a family and a good paying job it would be extremely reckless for you to leave the devil you know and start at the ground floor of one of the most thankless, unforgiving industries around. If you were single I would say go for it, but when you have a family that depends on you....... liking your job is a luxury not a necessity.
     
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