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Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Back to trucking!

Congrats Freightdog!

Thank you!

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Back to trucking!

That, or I'm just entering an early midlife crisis...the verdict is still out on that one! :-)

Hey, I had my first mid-life crisis at the age of 29 so it very well could be!!! smile.gif Congrats on making the move to what makes you happy....life is much too short to be miserable!!!!

This is my first at age 36, but not gonna lie it's pretty cool! Maybe I'll have midlife crises more often! ;-)

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Back to trucking!

Freightdog ...gie!

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Congratulations on your smooth landing ...into a better job situation. Yay! There's nothing that says you can't keep your pilot's license and fly for fun on your free time, either. Sounds like you're going to have the best of all worlds, now!

-mountain girl

Thanks, Mountain Girl! I've been saying prayers for you and and am absolutely sure that good things are coming your way as well!

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Back to trucking!

Hey that's great Freightdog! Congrats on landing that job.

I'm the type that always wants my life moving forward. I've switched careers numerous times in order to learn new things or live a lifestyle that will allow me to do different things. For me, trucking was an amazing lifestyle for a lot of years but I always wanted to have a nice homestead with my own crops and animals way out in the country. Hard to do that when you're on the road.

So best of luck and keep us posted!

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Thanks, Brett! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit terrified. I'm the guy that had my life mapped out by the age of 12, so to be throwing that plan out the window is....um, intimidating...but exciting as well. Everyone I've met at the new company has been just fantastic so far. I think that I'm going to fit in just fine. Just need to keep my head down, work hard, and the rest should fall into place.

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Back to trucking!

It's been awhile since I've checked in here. I've been lurking a lot, but just haven't taken the time to chime in.

After much deliberation and an insane amount of luck, I've decided to return to trucking. I was looking at OTR opportunities when just by happenstance I stumbled across an opportunity with a local company here in my area, sort of a friend of a friend type connection that panned out. I'll be running local and will be at home every night and off weekends. I'm definitely grateful for the opportunity, given my low (4 months) of solo experience wouldn't normally even put me in the running with this particular company. It's been a difficult decision to make concerning leaving my flying career, but overall it comes down to being home and having a "real life", the ability to pursue advancement within the company and try new things, and acknowledging when I look in the mirror that I haven't been happy in my flying career for a number of years and that it's time for a change. I'm learning that happiness and feeling grounded in my home life are much more important priorities for me as I grow older than perceived prestige or lifetime earnings potential.

That, or I'm just entering an early midlife crisis...the verdict is still out on that one! :-)

So I'm excited to get back at it and carve out a new life for myself here at home. I'll drop in and let y'all know how it's going.

Take care and drive safely...

Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Who? Me?

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Rolling Thunder, I know you know this, but that is really a great opportunity for you. It's one of those deals where people talk about "being at the right place at the right time" kind of deals.

Congratulations Man! Really excited for you and proud of you!

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Thanks Old School! This past year has been insane. I would never have seen myself here two years ago. I will be taking full advantage of this opportunity and continue to better myself every day.

Congratulations! That truly is pretty awesome. Be sure to keep us updated as time allows!

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Good news

Congratulations and best of luck!

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Daniel B. Bike Rides

Http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abandoned_Pennsylvania_Turnpike

So apparently I don't know how to properly copy and paste a link using my phone...

Anyway, found myself YouTube exploring tonight and came across a video about abandoned sections of the Pennsylvania Turnpike that are now used by bikers, runners, and hikers for recreation. It made me think about this thread since it would be a perfect opportunity for a driver to get out and get some recreation like you do (I know you don't run back east too often, but maybe somebody else that runs this area a lot could take advantage). The one video was a group of bikers that started out in Breezewood at Lincoln Highway/US30 and rode a 13 mile section that was closed and bypassed in 1968 and includes two tunnels (Rays Hill Tunnel was the name of one of them). I thought it was pretty cool how they could actually explore the abandoned tunnel and take a closer look at the inner mechanical workings. Stuff like that appeals to my nerdy nature , what can I say... :-)

Anyway just thought I'd throw it out there for anyone who might want to explore a bit. Breezewood, being the busy little intersection town that it is has truck parking so this is definitely doable for somebody who is so inclined...

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Just makin' it through the day ...cuz today wasn't so great ...

Sounds like you managed through the day in the best way you could and will be just fine, MG. I like to call days like that--particularly in a training environment--"cooperate to graduate". That is, I keep a stiff upper lip, a good attitude, and just get through it knowing that it is only temporary. Sounds like that's what you did as well, so kudos!

Posted:  9 years, 10 months ago

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Daniel B. Bike Rides

Have you been able to ride anymore recently? Those pictures from Colorado were freaking amazing!

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