Profile For Samdaman

Samdaman's Info

  • Location:
    NC

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Trailer...leasing/rental/owning??

Probably the best place to go for that kind of thing would be OOIDA. We really don't cover leasing or owning trucks because we're focused on helping new drivers break into the industry.

That’s understandable. Thank you.

Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Trailer...leasing/rental/owning??

Hello, Can anyone suggest a good leasing/rental company to get a 53’ dry van? I’m basically a one man operation, with someone dispatching me, and I’m trying to find out what’s the best option for me as far as renting, leasing or buying a trailer. So which company is best to go with and, in your opinion/experience, what is the best option for me and how much will it cost me approximately? Thanks.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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McElroy Truck Lines

Hey Luther I started as a regular ole Texas driver, then I was running 90% out of Nashville Ar. Just recently I was made a driver mentor been doing that almost a month now. I recommend running your area and getting experience on the road before running dedicated local. You have potential to make good money either way, but learn your truck and trailer along with its capabilities and limitations. When you run local you are exposed to much more traffic and tight turns, don't set yourself up for failure. Samdaman there are some pretty big corn fed fellers out here, like Samuel said we hardly ever get on the load. This is some hard work and you will lose weight doing this, but ultimately this decision is based on your will and determination if you want it bad enough you will make it happen.

You guys are awesome. Thank you....And yes. I want to both lose weight and be a great truck driver. My dad drove big rigs for 35 years and he didn't really want me to get into it for many reasons which I heard about and seen on youtube and other forums. But this is good money I like driving. The hardest part is leaving my wife and kids for an extended period of time, but my wife is on board with this transition...I email Anita, a recruiter and she forward my email to another recruiter named Cindy....I hope to join you guys real soon. Thanks again!

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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McElroy Truck Lines

This is a great thread and I have enjoyed what I have read. I am currently in CDL school and will be finished about the 3rd week of September. I have been researching McElroy, as well as other trucking companies, and I really like what I have read. Another driver for McElroy has answered many of the questions that I had regarding the company, but if you guys don't mind, I have a few more to ask if you are willing to answer them. It will be greatly appreciated! I am overweight and I have been working everyday and have changed the way I eat and have been exercising in order to bring my weight down. I mention that because I know that McElroy is all about tarping. How difficult is tarping and do you guys think that a 350 pound 5' 8" man should be climbing up on top of a load to tarp it?? I'm being honest because trucking is going to be my livelihood and I gotta know what are my limits. I am a very active person, I work and I take walks. In CDL school, I do everything else the other guys do on the truck. I just wanna know what you guys think. ultimately, I will make my own decision on where I will work, but I will definitely be a truck driver!

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