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miracleofmagick's Comment
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Due to many considerations, I have given up on trucking. The most important being my wife has health issues that have gotten worse and I need to be home for her.

Old School's Comment
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We wish you the best man!

I hope your wife's condition will improve.

Are you able to complete your lease? Forgive me if I'm mistaken about you leasing a truck, but I was thinking I remembered you as one of our hard working lease operators in here.

Seriously, I hope things improve for both you and your wife.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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We wish you the best man!

I hope your wife's condition will improve.

Are you able to complete your lease? Forgive me if I'm mistaken about you leasing a truck, but I was thinking I remembered you as one of our hard working lease operators in here.

Seriously, I hope things improve for both you and your wife.

It wasn't a lease, I was buying the truck, and no I couldn't finish buying it. There may be some difficulties in my future for that, but that's not as important as being there for my wife.

Old School's Comment
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You have all my respect Miracleofmagick. You're making a tough decision, but your doing the right thing.

You know you're welcome in our discussions anytime.

Again, I wish you and your wife the very best!

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
G-Town's Comment
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Really sorry to hear that. I have enjoyed your posts and engaging with you on the forum. You are always a straight shooter offering pragmatic, real-world advice and experience. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Try not to be a stranger...best of luck to you and the Mrs.

miracleofmagick's Comment
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Thanks for the well wishes. I will miss driving, but as Old School said, it's the right thing to do. I will probably maintain my cdl in case something comes up. Heck, I might even get my passenger endorsement in case my church needs someone to drive the bus.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Big Scott's Comment
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Wow. Good luck. Hope all goes well with your wife. Keep us updated. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

icecold24k's Comment
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Good luck to you in all your future endeavors. Family is always the most important thing. Best of luck to you and hope everything works out for you.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Good luck miracle our prayers are with you and your wife, and as you truly stated keep that cdl alive

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Pianoman's Comment
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Best wishes Miracle--many of us have families and understand how challenging it is to be there for them while driving. Kudos for having your priorities straight. I will be praying for you and your wife.

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