Profile For Magoo

Magoo's Info

  • Location:
    Wagoner, OK

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    8 years, 9 months ago

Magoo's Bio

I spent 6 years in the USAF in the early 90s. Since then have mainly been employed in retail Management, HR or Loss Prevention. Moved to Oklahoma in 2011 and did not want to get back into retail management and considered Driving then. I ended up being talked out of it by people who, while in the know, hated the industry. I have been kicking around in a warehouse job the last year and a half and am looking into Driving again. This time I'm doing the research and asking those in the know who have know personal stake in the decision.

I am happily married for 24 years with 2 kids,13 and 10. The kids have given me the green light to go for it, and to my surprise the wife is too. Just need to dot my I's and cross my T's to get her 100% behind it. After all "happy wife, happy life".

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Posted:  8 years ago

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You A'int No Real Truck Driving Man!

As long as you not one of those...

a tea drinker...wtf.gif

Posted:  8 years ago

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My weight loss my lifestyle changes

Love it.

It is amazing how just cutting out processed foods and replacing with FRESH (or frozen) can make a difference! I am down from 340 to 285 and all I've done is cut out processed foods. Sodas and my sugar intake is next...that's gonna be real hard.

I look forward to reading more, Brian!

Posted:  8 years ago

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Has anyone read Brad Thor's books? An off duty activity.

If you haven't read any of Tom Clancy I'd recommend to start with "Red Storm Rising". Most of his writing has centered around a cast of characters that flow thru the years, this one is not that way. "Red Storm Rising" is about a third world war.

If you like it you could then start the whole series involving Jack Ryan and friends. All in all I say he is worth the read.

As to the OP's suggestion, Brad Thor is a good read as well. At least the first 2 books listed are smile.gif

Posted:  8 years ago

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So I think I know...

HA!

I think I know too. Leaning towards Flatbed. Little bit better pay (everything being equal, that is), some physical activity and what seems like a bit more planning needed.

My self imposed decision date is 30 days away, so I need to get my ducks in a row. Time to start the High Road training. Good luck with your decision Vamp.

Posted:  8 years, 1 month ago

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Officially got a new job hauling fuel tankers. Goodbye Prime/OTR

Congrats to you sir! I'm happy for you and your family!

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Officially Solo :)

Grats Sunshine, so cool to hear your stories! Keep it up!

I do have a question for you, though. Are you glad you went straight to Flatbedding? I know I would love to do it, or possibly Tanker, but I keep thinking I should drive van or Reefer first. I should be starting in Feb or March, just need to narrow down all the particulars. Thanks!

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Favorite YouTube trucker

Allie for me. It's fun to watch someone who loves what they do.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Happy Birthday Brett!

Happy Birthday, Brett!

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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Tips for hopefuls about choosing a company

Really appreciate this post man, looking in to driving here is the near future. It is such a big decision and I have been spending every day online researching. It is an intimidating thing to get started, but I know I can do it!

Funny thing about that intimidation feeling. The only 2 times I felt that way before now, was when I was planning on getting married and when I was joining the USAF. I got married and enlisted and they were the 2 best decisions I have ever made. I'm certain this will be the third.

Thanks for the thoughts Logan. I'm one of those who strives to get off on the right foot, and this decisions on who to try and drive for, should I go to school or do Company, are driving me nuts, LOL.

Posted:  8 years, 5 months ago

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How Can You Do That? A Puzzler for New and Future Drivers

Thanks for this Old School.

I can read information and retain it, but I do so much better when I see it in practice. I learned something about the clock that makes complete sense, yet I wasn't looking at it correctly. I had always assumed once your 10 or 14 is over the other one immediately starts no matter what. I see now that is more the case after being on duty but not neccessarily the case when coming from off duty.

Thanks again.

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