Profile For Nick H.

Nick H.'s Info

  • Location:
    Cypress, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    3 months, 1 week ago

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Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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New guy...Dumb questions

Greetings all,

Yes I know that there really isn't any dumb questions in life, but how about questions your haven't heard yet (if that is possible).

First a few things about myself. My name is Nick and I am 46 soon to be 47 (like three weeks). My youngest child just recently graduated from high school and I am now an empty nester. I will be divorced by the new year if all the paper work goes through and I am looking for a new career. I am currently the minister of my church, which is closing due to lack of attendance and a GIS Analyst with the county. You may ask what is a GIS Analyst...I make maps. I have been doing this for 20 years now. I started in the US Army in 2001.(I was in DC on 9/11 in school) My first duty station was Fort Hood Texas. I learned how to drive a military tractor trailer.(M1088) Through the years I have lost my military drivers license and record of any training on it, so I know and look forward to starting from scratch. I spent 10 years in the service and loved it. Deployed to Iraq in 04 and Afghanistan in 06. The last three years of my military career were spent teaching new privates how to do my job of making maps.

I have always loved driving. As a child I was the one signaling the truckers to blow their horns. Before I joined the military I worked for a local food delivery company at Penn State. I would deliver to all the local restaurants in the area, although I drove an Econo-line van was home every night I enjoyed the freedom of the job. In '95 my best friend and I took a road trip across the country. I would love to get paid to do that now.

Now to my questions of the day...

1. What type of foot wear do you wear driving? Cowboy boots, work boots, sneakers, moccasins, etc? 2. I love Spotify on my phone...What type of radio do you listen to Sirius XM, Pandora, Spotify, local, etc? 3. How and where do you vote? I am very political and have voted in every election since '92. 4. Could I "live" in the truck, as in not have an apartment somewhere I was paying rent for? 5. Are OTR drivers in more demand, thus receive higher per mile pay generally? I know it is what you make it and I have some goals in mind, just a curiosity, I guess. 6. Do you see an increase in demand for OTR drivers in the coming years or do you think environmental regulations will decrease the demand? 7. I am still trying to understand the regulations for driving hours. Has anyone developed a spreadsheet to better explain it?

I have read Brett's book and read many of the posts in the forum. I have also watched several of the "Truckin Along with Kearsey" videos on YouTube.

Thank you for all your responses...Be safe out there and keep truckin'!

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