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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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any truckers out there?

hey guys if ur in the trucking industry tell me a lil about it. im going to be graduating soon and i am just curious to good companys and just some overall insight from people i dont know. i most likley will be workin with my dad for a bit but eventually might move. cant do long haul till im 21 though
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my dad had a friend who did cross country stuff (he was a salesman for years and even owned a car dealership before he decided to start trucking) and he got to see a lot of cool places.

cant say i wouldnt mind getting paid to see the country, just dont outlive your income so you have to be on the road 24/7.
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my dad had a friend who did cross country stuff (he was a salesman for years and even owned a car dealership before he decided to start trucking) and he got to see a lot of cool places.

cant say i wouldnt mind getting paid to see the country, just dont outlive your income so you have to be on the road 24/7.
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It's hit or miss.. some companies just have you drive but there are others that pay you a differential pa for unloading... The guys that deliver truckloads of tires to our shops get paid mileage and also get paid an additional ammount to roll the tires off the truck to us... so unloading $$ is a little bonus..

the trick is to always keep looking...too many people find a job that they think is good and stop looking to see what else is out there... look into hasmat endorsement and any other "specialty endorsements" more $$ for special jobs.. some places pay you more for regular mileage if you have your hazmat even if you aren't hauling hazardous materials. they just want to have you workin for them in case they need someone to do a haz run they know that they have someone lined up.... good luck...


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:edit: after driving for 10 years i recommend moving to England for a while..... Wy you ask? so your right arm can get a tan to match the left arm.... truckers always have a really tan left arm from hangin it out the window..... also if you see a little kid pumping his fist in the air remember give him a toot ...

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Speaking of truckers. Where's Jeeps been?
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Jeeps84 is a truck driver.

I see you decided to stick around after all of the crap you got for punctuation in your reintroduction thread. Funny thing is that I remember a thread where I got on you about spelling and punctuation and you said you were great at it in school, but just too lazy to use punctuation on here. Now you say you dropped out of school. Why would you do that?

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ps grammer and punctuation is much better....

ya right on man! much easier to read your posts and have a conversation w/ ya. keep it up.

just cause yer a trucker doesnt mean u cant be edjumacated.
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Yeah but Jeeps is a owner/operator. That is truely the best way!




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Yeah but Jeeps is a owner/operator. That is truely the best way!

well i have been lookin into that but u gotta have a good business outlook because about a third of what u get goes to gas, then a third goes to matinence, then third to pocket and theres so manny driving regulations on long haul like certain amount of hours a day, in a 7 dayperiod, and an 8 day period with so manny ins and outs some drivers carry 2 or 3 log books these days just to keep ends meet. and even though owner operator is prob not my line i would love to do long haul for maybe something like swift (major company) or this recruter for martin talked to me yesterday, there are way more options for long haul but i have to wait almost 3 years to be able to do that.

guess my main question is does anyone know of long haul interstate companys because i can do that but i dont know were to start looking for that at this moment.

oh and yes by the end of my training i should have my hazmat my doubles and tripples and there is one more endorsment that i will get but forgot it at the moment(long night).


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I see you decided to stick around after all of the crap you got for punctuation in your reintroduction thread. Funny thing is that I remember a thread where I got on you about spelling and punctuation and you said you were great at it in school, but just too lazy to use punctuation on here. Now you say you dropped out of school. Why would you do that?
was pretty much a streight A student before i droped out .... droped out to get a job and live at my own place on my own (and i did it) but the kid life was still in me got into sellin drugs and doing them and partying and owen people and collectin on people. i fried my brain cells pretty good and thats no joke. it got so bad in cali i had no choice but to get up here. and it is the best most responsible choice ive ever made and love the life i got in my scopes.

but at the same time i wouldent take a moment of that livin back even though the toll it took on me mentaly. in that time i ment a brother thqat i would die for and he would do the same and had the time of my life livin the outlaw i was, every time a cop seen me or my truck it was pretty much a search or harrasment, and my lifestyle and family and friends made it cool in a way but the coolest thing about it is seein myself grow up **** its great feel like an old square in some ways because my lifestyle was extremly dif a matter of weeks ago when **** hit hard. but i know im done with that life even at this young age im in i see the people that r in class with me. 30 40 year olds lookin forward to makin this a career and i get to start it so young. dont get me wrong though lol im still a badass
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Truck driving ain't bad,I haul Heavy Machinery(excavators,Loaders,etc.) for a local construction company.But my cousin run east to west for a private company but he wants to get something local.like you said there is alot of regulations and rules you have to follow but if you get with a reputable company you should be alright.if you want to be able to ride your bike though you want to get something local or regional so your home more cause when you go OTR you are never home believe me on that one i was gone atleast a month and a half before i got back home to my mistress(gixxer 750R).So if I was you i would try to get with a company that offers local and regional so your home more often unless you really want to go OTR.
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I work @ Fedex Freight... Im a dockworker/loader/everything... i dont drive tho
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