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Posted:  11 years, 4 months ago

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First visit to the new forum

Great job on the new forum Brett, I appreciate all the hard work & the plethora of knowledge that you have provided.

Thanks again

Posted:  11 years, 4 months ago

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First visit to the new forum and brief update

All the best Old School, hope everything works out for you.

Posted:  11 years, 4 months ago

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Why did you become a truck driver?

I have always been fascinated with the truck driving lifestyle since I was a kid. I would have to say the moment that made me want to become a truck driver was back in June of 1986, I was living in SoCal, (Mom & Dad were military) they received orders to Germany and when we left Cali we drove cross country from Lompoc to Sandy Lake, PA & Toms River, NJ to visit with family before we went to Germany. I remember after about the 2nd or 3rd day of travelling, I was sittin in the front seat of the van we had, (an 82 Dodge Ram 250 w/the bubble windows in the back), :) having some me & dad time, as we were travelling down I-80, dad would point out every truck that he saw either passin us or going in the other direction. As he did this, I would think to myself "I wonder where that one is going & what are they carrying". Over the course of the next 5 days of being "on the road" and seeing the trucks all day & throughout the night as well, I realized that this is what I wanted to do.

I myself ended joining the military in 1992 as well, I will be retiring in Nov of this year. I'm not an actual driver yet, but I wil1 be after I retire.

Like Jason C. said about being deployed for 7-8 mths at a time, 1-3 weeks away from home is a "cakewalk", it still sucks, but is better that being away from home, family & friends for up to a year (in some cases) & in a foreign country no less. But a few weeks is definitely alot more manageable.

I'm excited about getting started with the next phase of my life, I can't wait to get out on the road & start seeing this great country of ours, meeting people & enjoying the freedom of the open road. Also, I love to travel, so it's a win - win for me.

See ya out there

Stay Safe

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