Comments By GREG D.

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Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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DOUBTERS EVERYWHERE

Wow, it's amazing how much you learn about your support group when you make the decision to take your life in another direction. Since deciding that I am going to go to truck driving school it seems like my support system continues to shrink. Who needs them any ways. My wife is behind me and I've spoken to each of my children individually and they are on board as well. The rest of the family not so much. Sister told me it was stupid to do that when i have such good benefits here and while i agree that my benefits are awesome, I tell her how work is slowing down and in the past year I have not seen 1 opening in my field within a reasonable distance. (I'm not the type to wait around until i get laid off to take action.) My brother in law BET me I wouldn't last 4 months on the road...LOL.. I told him he obviously doesn't know me. And of course you get all the people that just give you random grief about being on the road.

Now , I know that I can do anything for a year. Hell, I spent 6 years in the Army. 4 of which were in Ft. Polk, LA. Funny how when I signed up for that they weren't around telling me how dangerous it would be for me to be sitting in the window of a UH-60 helicopter while dropping soldiers into a hot zone. They were never there in my ear when I took a job with the vending company that required me to walk through the common area of a state prison with a dolly full of contraband 4 times a week. yet here they are telling me how dangerous this job will be and that I'm not cut out for it as if they know the lengths I will go to to support my family.

I wonder if they know that them doubting me has only made me want this more? Or that when they are struggling and trying to figure out what to do next in their life, that even though they doubted me that I will ALWAYS have their back?

At least I know who I can turn to when things get tough out there and I know they will.I know I have a loving wife at home and 3 great teenagers at home that will Always support my decisions to make life a little easier for them. I know I have a great group of drivers here that are always helpful.

Rant Over...lol

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Test me

How much brake pad must there be during your pre trip

1/4"

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Well, I've got my choice

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It looks like I can leave for school anytime. Prime, Swift, and Knight all gave me a call and have told me that I will have no problem attending any of their schools. So I told them I want to at least wait until February so that I can get my finances in order for my wife to be able to handle the bills while I'm away. Looks like there will be another shorty behind the wheel soon!

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Guess I'll be staying off the road now lol.

JK congratulations

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may not be a bad Idea as i will be going from the smallest car i've ever owned to the biggest thing i'll ever drive.

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Is it smaller than a 70 beetle our 86 Toyota mr2?

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LOL, its a beetle platform... 2001 Audi TT225 roadster

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Well, I've got my choice

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It looks like I can leave for school anytime. Prime, Swift, and Knight all gave me a call and have told me that I will have no problem attending any of their schools. So I told them I want to at least wait until February so that I can get my finances in order for my wife to be able to handle the bills while I'm away. Looks like there will be another shorty behind the wheel soon!

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Guess I'll be staying off the road now lol.

JK congratulations

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may not be a bad Idea as i will be going from the smallest car i've ever owned to the biggest thing i'll ever drive.

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Is it smaller than a 70 beetle our 86 Toyota mr2?

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Well, I've got my choice

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It looks like I can leave for school anytime. Prime, Swift, and Knight all gave me a call and have told me that I will have no problem attending any of their schools. So I told them I want to at least wait until February so that I can get my finances in order for my wife to be able to handle the bills while I'm away. Looks like there will be another shorty behind the wheel soon!

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Guess I'll be staying off the road now lol.

JK congratulations

may not be a bad Idea as i will be going from the smallest car i've ever owned to the biggest thing i'll ever drive.

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Girlfriends and wives help me feel better

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Hi Cynthia!

I was never married so I can't give you the first-person perspective but we have some excellent articles in a category called Family Matters from people who have gone through it. You'll certainly find them interesting until some of the others come along and help you out.

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I thank u for your help.im not married im a girlfriend of aguy whose been driving tour busses but now he got his class a @b so he wants to drive trucks.I have noone but him living in my home so its gonna be lonely.he says it is a dedicated run but im not sure.he is just going for his week training then on the road.I guess im gonna have to deal with it.I get depressed easy so I gotta figure this out.

Cynthia,

I have only been a member here for a short time but I think you have found the best support group you will find and everyone here is here to help each other out... Just my observation

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Well, I've got my choice

It looks like I can leave for school anytime. Prime, Swift, and Knight all gave me a call and have told me that I will have no problem attending any of their schools. So I told them I want to at least wait until February so that I can get my finances in order for my wife to be able to handle the bills while I'm away. Looks like there will be another shorty behind the wheel soon!

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Go to a Truckstop and ask to sit in a truck???

Thanks everyone for the the confidence... I stopped by Murrays Freightliner last evening on my way home from work. Luckily I still have connections there from my time as a car salesman. they let me climb in 3 different style trucks and no problem... Was pretty cool just sitting in the big monsters for the first time. I will be calling the Prime recruiter today and have recieved responses from Knight, Swift, and Prime so far...Swift was running my driving record last night. Thanks again.

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Go to a Truckstop and ask to sit in a truck???

LOL, Nothing wrong with that...At least your not Green...it's not easy

Posted:  9 years, 8 months ago

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Go to a Truckstop and ask to sit in a truck???

Greg, I would do just that. I'd go to a truck stop (or a school) or even better, a tractor dealership and ask. What have you got to lose? I just thought of 2 other friends who are your height, who drive and I've never heard them say they've ever had a problem. You should just go for it.

-mountain girl

Easy for you to say, You are a 10' tall avatar!!! LOL... I'm going to stop by the dealership on my way home, next to pilot.

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