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Posted:  7 years ago

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Restart?

Ok, I'm in trucking school to get my class A! I'm having trouble with how to fill out the paper log book for the 34 hr restart, my trainer kinda sucks at explaining it, he just tells me to put in the graph part of the log book. What about the monthly summary sheet part at the front of my log book when the 34 hour period hits? Do I carry the numbers from the prior days in the 8 day period until the 34 hours have passed (first 2 days off), then fill in 0 worked, 0 in last 7 days, 70 hrs avail, 0 in last 8 days (for my 3rd day off)?

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Can I ask you 15 questions to determine if trucking is for me?

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12) what special advice would you give to a person entering this field?

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Old School -Your response to this question is EXACTLY why I asked all the questions! This is probably the biggest obstacle for me, but also liberating at the same time. It's my lifestyle that I wanted to change with this career choice. I started wrenching with my first bicycle as a tot, then my dirt bike before I could legally drive, and ended up falling into automotive. Now that my boy is a teen (please don't do the math) and has better male role model in his life, I'm ready to make that lifestyle change and finally have the spousal support to do it. Thank you! I'm starting to think this is something up my ally.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Can I ask you 15 questions to determine if trucking is for me?

Well this website has over 20,000 pages of information including over 400 articles about becoming a truck driver, almost 6,000 forum conversations, over 46,000 forum comments, an entire book about becoming a truck driver, and our Truck Driver's Career Guide. Those will answer over a million questions.

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I've been browsing all of these things! I love what you've put together here, it's really helping me evaluate whether it is for me.

And it all gets me more excited! Thank you!!

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Women dont you miss ur man

Most truckers wives are so busy keeping the home fires burning, the house in repair, the kids healthy and happy...that they quickly figure out one thing...When their trucker comes home, you give them a day to decompress....sleep....eat...whatever, while you wash his clothes, pack his gear, restock his food. You learn to treat his home time like a honey moon...NEVER make plans without asking him....NEVER invite people over without asking him. And NEVER NEVER NEVER have a honey do list waiting for him. Remember...The Only Thing Tougher Than a Trucker........IS A TRUCKERS WIFE.

Reading this made me laugh out loud! Shouldn't we always act like our time together is a honeymoon?! Is it the opposite when the women are the trucker? Is my man going to learn to cook a meal for me and wash my laundry if I end up getting into trucking? Fat chance!

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Can I ask you 15 questions to determine if trucking is for me?

I'm a female in my late 20's thinking about getting into truck driving and want to make sure it's something I want. The county I live in offers tuition assistance for truck school, but before I apply I want to get the answers to a few questions. Can I interview you? Just 15 questions. I'm hoping to interview at least 3 people! 1) what business do you work for? 2) what city are you based out of? 3) what skills and personal characteristics do you need for this job? 4) what is the starting pay?promotion opportunities? normal work hours? 5) what is the outlook for your work in this industry? Is the industry growing? 6) what do you find satisfying about your job? 7) what would you change about your job? 8) What are the physical qualifications for this job? 9) what is the best way to obtain a position that will start me on a career in this field? 10) do you like the working conditions? 11) how do you see the jobs in this field changing over the next few years? (ie. I'm currently an automotive technician and the industry has been going to more computer scan equipment, and less wrenching) 12) what special advice would you give to a person entering this field? 13) what are the most interesting aspects of your job? 14) what part of your job do you consider dull or repetitious? What percent of your time do you devote to this? 15) is there anything else I should know about this industry/job?

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Can I interview you to find out if this is the job for me?

I'm a female in my late 20's thinking about getting into truck driving and want to make sure it's something I want. The county I live in offers tuition assistance for truck school, but before I apply I want to get the answers to a few questions. Can I interview you? Just 15 questions. I'm hoping to interview at least 3 people! 1) what business do you work for? 2) what city are you based out of? 3) what skills and personal characteristics do you need for this job? 4) what is the starting pay?promotion opportunities? normal work hours? 5) what is the outlook for your work in this industry? Is the industry growing? 6) what do you find satisfying about your job? 7) what would you change about your job? 8) What are the physical qualifications for this job? 9) what is the best way to obtain a position that will start me on a career in this field? 10) do you like the working conditions? 11) how do you see the jobs in this field changing over the next few years? (ie. I'm currently an automotive technician and the industry has been going to more computer scan equipment, and less wrenching) 12) what special advice would you give to a person entering this field? 13) what are the most interesting aspects of your job? 14) what part of your job do you consider dull or repetitious? What percent of your time do you devote to this? 15) is there anything else I should know about this industry/job?

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