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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Would I face hostility if I went into trucking?

I will tell you like I have told many others- WHO you are is defined by your actions and attitude. Not the identity labels. The only time that flips is when you make it a mission to tell everyone your label like a badge of recognition (for good or ill). No one really cares until they are forced to. If you lead with your label instead of who you are, then yes , you will find those that will think opposite of you and present themselves in the worst ways. If you just have conversations without doing the whole "I identify as this" circus then people have a better chance of figuring out WHO you are and whether or not you are good people. Not what your label is and strap you with all the connotations that surround it.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Hello all! Nervous Newbie with questions.

Hey all! First time poster, long time lurker.

First I’d like to say I’m a big fan of what you guys have here. It’s nice to have a community of great people with an open mind and a fount of knowledge of all things trucking. Over the last 10 months I’ve read almost every post, thread, diary, and article on here. I’ve learned much, but hope to learn much more in the next couple of months (and hopefully years to come).

After months of research and consideration, Ive done what I see lots of newbies do on this website. I’ve picked several starter mega carriers that I would like to begin my career with. In no particular order they are: TMC, Prime Inc, and Schneider (hoping to do flat bedding, but would take anything I can get). Ive been doing research and have been getting all my ducks in a row to transition to my new career after the end of the December holidays.


Sorry for the wall of text, if your still reading Congratulations! Any advice for this hopeful newbie who has since turned into a nervous wreck? Much obliged


As a recent graduate from Schneider ( I get my truck Friday 09/24/21) I can tell you they will pull your driving record for last 4 years. If there is no charges or tickets for the accident then it's unlikely to show. I had a similar incident that was just out of the 4 year range. Luckily the officer who knew I wasn't at fault but under .....modern social pressure...... was pressured into writing me the ticket and only gave me a traffic light ticket. No worries. You'll be fine.

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