Profile For David M.

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  • Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Starting over

I’m in the same boat. I tried OTR back in 1994, when I was 23 years old, and I’m now considering re-entering the trucking industry. I only lasted about 3 months back then. The company I drove for had me start pulling double 27’ trailers with that little experience. I watched my trainer go around this curve at 55 MPH multiple times, even though the posted advisory speed was 45 MPH. And he did it with doubles. I did the same thing when I was running solo, and the back trailer rolled. Until then, things had been going fine. I freaked out and quit. I haven’t driven a truck since. I saw that companies like YRC are now offering CDL training and I thought it sounded pretty good. Being a regional driver and not having to unload or deal with waiting to be unloaded would be awesome. Then I saw some indeed reviews for YRC and guys mentioned having to work on the dock and also having to be on call. If that’s the case then I certainly don’t want to deal with that. And it also sounds like they run doubles and triples right away. I don’t know what to think at this point. It also doesn’t seem like the overall driver pay has changed much since way back then.

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