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Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Passed my written.. of to next

Well I been more of a reader on here due to cause I am not in the industry. My brother has a trucking company and we farm as well so I have been around semis quite often just never got my cdl. 1 Factor is didn't need it to drive farms truck.

I am currently now a fiber optic splicer for local telephone company. It has its days but fairly decent job. Its always been my dream to haul with my brother and help with family business. I even bought a semi with my brother when I was in highschool at the truck auction. We still have it to this day on the road.

I am now 25 where insurance and maturity and everything is getting better. I decided that its time to get my cdl. So I went and took my General Knowledge/air brakes/ combination tests and passed. Boy was I excited to pass that. I now studying my pre-trip and driving tests. That pre-trip is full of information but I am sure I will get it. Might take a couple trys but I am determined. One good thing is I got semis to practice on where some may not.

After I get my cdl I have to weigh a lot of options if I am going to make trucking full time or more of a hobby. It comes down to insurance due to being self-employed kind of with my brother. Time will tell. Thanks for letting me to type this out and spill my guts.. Feel better about it all.

Posted:  8 years, 9 months ago

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Someone's LAST Bad Day!! (Wreck)

Wow. That is just unbelieveable. This why its not worth having phone out while driving doesn't even matter if its just a mile down the road.

on side note. When did corvettes have a backseat? (<<--sarcastic remark)

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Where can I rent a tractor-trailer to take the state test for classA in Atlanta, GA?

Thanks for the worries. My Brother has his own Authority now for about 10 years. Had some personal stuff come up and just now getting trucks rolling again. Been wrenching on them about all winter and figured someday I will need it.

Just never have needed it with hauling grain.

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Where can I rent a tractor-trailer to take the state test for classA in Atlanta, GA?

Also thats what My friend told me when he took it last month it was a 32'. He could have been mistaken could be longer.

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Where can I rent a tractor-trailer to take the state test for classA in Atlanta, GA?

Lived on farm my whole life. Been driving grain truck. just decided I need a get Class A and be ready to start trucking incase my company I working for now gets bought out like the rumors are pointing to.

can't be any worse than backing a jet ski trailer down a boat ramp can it? lol

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Freightliner super truck.

Looks good in picture but can you imagine in a million miles when a tire blows and takes half that plastic with it around the wheels.

Posted:  8 years, 11 months ago

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Where can I rent a tractor-trailer to take the state test for classA in Atlanta, GA?

Rob is right. Find a 3rd party testing place and they will have a truck to rent.

ours nearby is 200 bucks to rent the truck to test with. Usually they not a full blown semi but enough to pass the test. The place I going to get mine is a Day cab with 6 speed and a 32 ft flat bed trailer to do the test in.

Posted:  9 years ago

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Is trucking the only job security?

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AI: 3 words "self driving cars." I give it 10 years or less for companies to start their drone fleets.

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I don't think so. 10 years or less?

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Drones are already being tested by Amazon for home deliveries. Lots of problems remain to work out, including the new FAA rules, but yeah, I think in less than 10 years they'll have it down and it'll seem ordinary. Might make a lot of the local FedEx and Buster Brown drivers start looking for another job.

I don't think they'll take over OTR, though. Airplanes haven't. But it will affect local delivery if they can make getting that package the last 5 miles to your home cheaper and faster.

Self driving vehicles seem further out, especially trucks. Too much opportunity for death and mayhem on the roads.

I agree...... Drones may deliver a toliet paper roll to someone but I feel there just to many restrictions to take over mass jobs within 10 years.

and also for that matter trucks will never be 100% remote. There will have to be a guy in it at all the time sitting on all the sensors to make it somewhat "self-driveable". I mean theres 2 men inside a train engine and it can only go down 1 set of rails, not having to mess with traffic except getting over for other train to get through. You would think be able to self-drive them much sooner than a 18-wheeler down the road.

Posted:  9 years ago

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Looking for some guidance

I did exactly what Brett said to do as well. I grew up a farmer and my brother has his own trucking company so I been around it. But when you first graduate you can't leave the state and really insurance companys just don't want you as liabilty.

So I started working for our local telephone company and I farm (drive truck/combine/drive tractor/etc.) with my dad, brother and I. I am now 25 and been at telephone company 7 years and now I am getting my stuff around to looking into driving truck and getting my ducks in a row. I have a semi waiting at the farm for me I just need to get ready and have everything ready when I do make the switch or if I do.

You might find another route that you have just as much fun if not more in. But go check out some other things in life. Grow up a little. Figure out what lifes about and how some other industrys work and when time comes in few years climb in a truck.

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