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Posted:  5 years ago

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Saying Goodbye

Thank for all the thoughts and prayers it's greatly appreciated

Posted:  5 years ago

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Saying Goodbye

Hello all,about a week or so ago I posted a story titled just an old trucker.This was a story about a trucker named David"Moose"Beagle who was battling cancer.Moose was one of the greatest truckers I've ever known,now I'm not saying he's the greatest trucker this country has ever seen but he is definitely top notch.Moose was an o/o and had been for decades,he never owned a fleet of trucks or established a big trucking company but was able to make a very decent living as an o/o in an industry that's hard for the little guy to survive let along compete with these big companies that control a lot of the industry today not that these companies are all bad,but he managed and did well for his self,well Moose lost his battle this Saturday at 1:54p.m.and he will surely be missed so I wanted to thank him for all he's done as an o/o in this industry and to all o/o out there who are rolling out a living for themselves and their families may God bless you all....remember Moose

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Tmc otr flatbed,what kind of company are they to work for

Thanks for the info I appreciate it you can read a lot of things online about them but you can never really be sure and here on trucking truth,well the title speaks for itself

Posted:  5 years ago

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Tmc otr flatbed,what kind of company are they to work for

Morning all,I drove otr for about a year from 2000 to 2001 for U.S. Xpress. I got married started a family and wanted to be there for my kids,now my kids are getting to the point that they'll be out on their own in a few years and I have missed trucking terribly ,the passion to be out there has never left and as it will be just my wife and I left at home I'm ready to get back out there and she can go with me some or stay home when she chooses.

Anyway I've been doing a lot of research on different companies,flatbed in particular and I really like what I've read and came across on TMC Transport and was wanting to get some unbiased opinions on the company from anyone who has ties with the company or just knows info about them,of course I'm not gonna be driving for awhile I'm still trying to do extensive research to make the right choice.I'm gonna be some where around 50 when I'm actually able to get back out there and I'm not a very big guy about 165 pounds 5'08",healthy as far as I know with a physical job now and I stay pretty active,so one of the things I was wanting to know is if at that age can I handle the rigors of flatbed work,I'm not scared of work,and any other aspects of the company one can shed light on....thx a lot and y'all be safe out there

Posted:  5 years ago

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Help get trucking off my mind!

Well I wish I could help but I don't know if there is actually a cure for this,see I drove otr for about a year then started a family myself and while local driving is not my cup of tea I got into the custom cabinet industry and I make as well if not better than a company driving with 8 hour days off every weekend and home at night,a job a lot of people would kill for right,the works ok,but I long for those big rigs and starting my day in one state endings it 3 or 4 states away (unless you drive Ohio speed limit used to be 55when I drove).I catch myself looking at those big trucks going up and down the interstate all the time but with that being said sometimes you have to sacrifice for your kids,my youngest is 13,so that's 5 more years and then I have every intention of getting back out there,so hang in there and don't stop dreaming but my advice would be to let the family grow don't put them on the back burner

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Better trucking career

I agree it's more than the money,while currently I'm not in the trucking industry I drove otr for about a year in 2000/2001,I got married have kids and didn't want to miss out on them growing up,cause local driving is not my cup of tea,but my point being I have been in the custom cabinet industry every since and while its just okay I long for the day I can get my cdl back and hit the road, my youngest is 13 and when he turns 18 I have all intentions of hitting the open road so see for me trucking is a passion that I've never been able to put to bed,when I'm out on the interstate I catch myself just looking at those big trucks wishing it was me,so good luck on your endeavours hope this helps

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Just an Old Trucker

I don't really have any questions or comments on any topics,I just wanted to share a true story about a great trucker who in all likelihood (unless the good Lord intervenes) will never grace those asphalt trails with his presence again.I'm not a trucker,oh I long to be I love the open road,waking up in one state and resting my head at days end three or four states from where I started.I just love driving those big trucks,see I drove for about a year OTR,but I started a family and had kids and one day after their grown I have the greatest hope to get back out there,but the man I'm about to tell you about...well he's the opitimaie of what a trucker is,his name is David Beagle aka MOOSE,he grew up in Colorado and trucking is all he's ever known.Moose has driven everything from dump trucks to OTR rigs and is an o/o that over the years has managed to etch out a decent living .I've seen him nearly loose it all and work his way back through ,trucking,he wouldn't give up on his passion but his body is about to give up on him,Moose was diagnosed with multiple myeloma bone cancer about a year ago,he fought hard and after a grueling six months of chemotherapy,radiation,and various meds he was in full remission,by the way Moose is only 50,he was so excited about getting back out on the road.I would always talk to him about trucking,the ins and outs,ups and downs,he was my way of still feeling the rush,the reason you love the indescribable reason you love trucking ,we could talk for hours about all aspects of trucking (rambling sorry),well about two months into remission Moose got a cold,his back started hurting and within a week of that I noticed his color didn't look just right,he went back for his check up and his cancer is back,and I'm sad to say with a vengeance,it's all throughout his skeletal system although the doctors are trying everything they can,even a new drug that was just approved by the FDA nothing seems to be responding and now he's been off the road for almost a year and the future of returning looks bleak to say the least,I'm not trying to be negative about the situation just realistic.I just wanted to share a small piece of one of the greatest truckers I've ever been blessed to know.Trucking to Moose is like that breath of crisp clean mountain air you get on a cool brisk fall morning and though like anyone in the industry knows it's not all roses he absolutely loves it and lives to haul,so while your out there trying to keep your eyes from slamming shut at night cause you love what you do and that load just can't be late cause failure is not in your vocabulary send up a prayer for an old trucker.....thanks from a wannabe trucker

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Is driving really in my blood?

Just looking for some advice,around 1999 I had my cdl and drove for a large otr company,I drove for about a year or so absolutely loved it.Well I ended up getting married and having kids my youngest is now 13,I left driving for family life but till this day I long for the road ,the travel,waking up in one state and going to sleep in another and its getting worse as the years go by but I'm trying to hold out till my son is 18,see I really don't want local or regional,I like being out 3 to 4 weeks at a time,of course I know I would have to go back through school I no longer have my cdl but really having a battle with waiting or jumping back in...I really love those big trucks...WHAT TO DO???

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