Profile For BigOleKraken

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  • Location:
    NEW ALBANY, MS

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 months ago

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Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Looking for advice on whether or not to get into trucking

I'm in north Mississippi, I know there is an Old Dominion and a Southeastern depot about 20 minuets away from where I live. I guess my next step is to turn in the application to the trucking school here and get started. If I can get something local that will take the only reason I had not to do it out of the equation.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Looking for advice on whether or not to get into trucking

Thanks for the advice guys, I had heard a driver talking about how much he was making doing LTL on a podcast so I'll look into the companies around hear that do that. There are alot of trucking companies near where I live and a Ashley Furniture distribution plant about a mile from my house but I know for a fact they require 2yrs of tractor trailer experience for their line haul department.

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Looking for advice on whether or not to get into trucking

Ill be 30 this year, I'm married, I have a 2 year old little girl and I just bought a new house. My wife just finished her masters and has started her new career and now I'm looking at getting into trucking, which I've thought about doing for about a year now. I work as an audio technician and make about $35000 yearly, it pays the bills but Id like to make more and I honestly just don't have a passion for audio work. Some of my audio gigs had me driving a pensky truck all trough the south east for shows which was my favorite part of the work, diving that big truck to and from the gigs. I think I would like a trucking career but I have some concerns. I am very worried about getting into trucking and missing too much time with my little girl. I want to get on to a local route but I know most local routes are gonna want you to have a year of experience at least. Also I've been doing my current job for over 8 years and the guy I work for is a really good person to work for, hes help me out on many occasions and even payed me for days I missed just to help me out. So leaving a good work environment like that is a concern for me especially when Id be getting into a field I know very little about. But every time I see a truck rolling down the highway I just get a feeling that I should be doing that and making a better life for my family. If anyone, especially drivers with kids, has any advice for me about getting into the industry or weather I should stay out of it, I'm all ears.

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