Comments By Roy E.

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Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Big, small, or in between

I'm putting in applications all over the place. What do you guys think is a bigger outfit better then a smaller one or the other way around? Thanks. I have prehires all ready from the 4 biggest.

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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My turn

Ok guy's it my turn to start school. Monday 8 A.M. 6 weeks/240 hr class at a community college just out side of Chicago. Here we go!!!!

Just a quick update i've been in school now 2 weeks .i know how to pretrip,hook unhook , h.o.s., and drive on the road, up &down shift. So much to learn but on the way. Thanks to you Brett I new a lot more then some in class. I'll keepyou guys updated

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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Question for Brett??

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Basically it boils down to my dislike of the way the trucking industry sucks people in and throws them in the air and only keeping those lucky enough to land in a very small circle. If I can somehow manage to enlarge that circle through educating new people coming into the industry then I will do it that way. Sure I am hard nosed in my approach to that education but I don't have time to play nice all the time cause I have my own job to do. I burn through 74 to 78 hours a week just like every one else except i get to come home and do my restarts at home every 7 to 9 days. I do 3000k to 3300k miles a week. So I do have a lot of time to "talk around" an issue. I say what I want to say as bluntly as can be tolerated to get my message across. The way I see it if someone can't handle my bluntness then they need to run a way from trucking fast cause the "industry" will chew them up and spit them out if they wear their feelings on their shirt sleeves.

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I tell you what, buddy..I would much rather have a man that says what he means and let the chips fall where they may, than have a mamby pamby, wishy washy, flip flopper that talks for half and hour and says maybe two meaningful words..Like you said, If what you say and how you say it offends or hurts somebody's feelings....truckin' aint for you..

Yes I agree. Thanks a lot.

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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My turn

Ok guy's it my turn to start school. Monday 8 A.M. 6 weeks/240 hr class at a community college just out side of Chicago. Here we go!!!!

Posted:  11 years, 1 month ago

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One and done :-)

Congrats good luck

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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I'd like some advice on becoming a truck driver....

Mandy, I to choose the community college route because I was a carpenter for 30 yrs and have no experience driving a rig. So 240hrs at school will help. But you have to do whats right for you. Good luck with what ever you choose.

I went that way because I didn't want to be tide to any one company.

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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I'd like some advice on becoming a truck driver....

Mandy, I to choose the community college route because I was a carpenter for 30 yrs and have no experience driving a rig. So 240hrs at school will help. But you have to do whats right for you. Good luck with what ever you choose.

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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Is 52 Too Old To Start a Trucking Career

iam 53 going to start school on 29th of april . so no your not to old. be sure you look in to this site it will help you answer any and most of your questions

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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Chicago

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Roy, Brett is absolutely right about your area. Just take a 20 minute break beside a highway near you and write down some of the names on the trucks you see going by on the road. Just about any name you see go by is going to be hiring in that area. Or you can accomplish the same objective by pulling in a truck stop and getting some names off of the trucks that are parked there.

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I just did a search on Google for "trucking companies in Chicago" and got more results then I cared to read through. Not saying these are all hiring but it will give you an idea of the amount of companies that are based out of there.

Thanks guy that is great.

Posted:  11 years, 2 months ago

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Chicago

Thanks Brett that makes me feel good about my decision to get my cdl.

Chicago is one of the biggest trucking hubs in the country. You'll find every imaginable opportunity there.

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