1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

CDL/Truck drivers?

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by George777, May 30, 2009.

  1. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

    Messages:
    2,917
    Likes Received:
    61
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Location:
    With your mom
    Anyone else on here have their CDL and drive trucks, whether it be local or OTR/Long haul? I thought I saw someone on here before that said they drove.

    If so, what's your experiences been like? And do you use equipment in your trucks? If so, what kind?
     
  2. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

    Messages:
    9,449
    Likes Received:
    225
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Location:
    Central Texas
    I do. And by equipment, do you mean an electric pallet jack? I use one of those.

    Experiences? Mostly, its no different than driving a pickup with a trailer on it. You'd be amazed at how simple and easy it is to maneuver them. Just need a little more room.. Don't get yourself into a tight situation and you'll never be in a tight situation.
     
  3. 95b16coupe

    95b16coupe New Member

    Messages:
    6,538
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Location:
    ct
    my old roommate is a truck driver. HATED the long haul.

    go work for a construction company. you can make well over $25 after 2-3 years. plus they are union.
     
  4. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

    Messages:
    2,917
    Likes Received:
    61
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Location:
    With your mom
    Phyre, do you drive a local/day cab truck? By equipment, I was refering to accessories, such as cooler, microwave, TV, etc for OTR/Long haul.

    I need to get more experience before most places will accept me into their companies as a driver--for the time, I will do OTR and get some time and miles before I venture towards a local/dedicated run with a different company.
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

    Messages:
    9,449
    Likes Received:
    225
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Yeah, I have no sleeper or anything.. Just a single cab semi. I work from 6 to 6 and am home every night. I have a wife and kids, and I don't want to do any long haul because of that.. Once you turn that corner, its like you are divorced and get to see your family once a month.

    Look into Stevens transport.. They have a massive training facility and will take noobs. They really train you pretty hard core.. Classes, driving, etc.. Couple of months of training, then they set you free to do their bidding.
    Stevens Transport
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page