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    TX

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    Rookie Team Driver

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    7 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  6 years, 6 months ago

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Training almost over and concerned 😳 Can I really do this

I drive team with my husband. He was also my trainer. I completely understand your comment of him being so close and yet missing him so much. I've said that very thing to my husband. We are getting better at taking time at the end of our driving shift to sit and talk before going to bed. But we run constantly. Just finished over 7k miles in a week and had 2 days left but no hours. Doing a RARE 34 now. You have to MAKE TIME FOR EACH OTHER. That may mean going into the sleeper to say hi on your 30, or whatever works for you. It can be done. I LOVE being with my husband all the time and do not want to be solo because he is always here to help me and I try to help him when I can. PATIENCE is key. You will have to work on a schedule. I'm the night driver because that is what works for us. We occasionally get a load that has a delay so will get to spend a little time together. Take it where you can get it. The first months are harder but as you are out here and get into a routine it gets better. GOOD LUCK to y'all.

Posted:  7 years ago

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OTR Trucking is HARD WORK???

I spent over 30 years as an accountant and HR director for various firms of all sizes. I'm driving for the same reasons Tired of having CEO that don't know how to do their own job, much less mine telling me what and how to do it without regard to the laws involved. After being let go at the last company because I was blamed for doing what he told me to do, I had enough. My husband asked if I would consider driving a truck with him. Absolutely! Here I am several months later. I admit I have a lot still to learn but will never go back. Plus, I'm with my husband all the time.

Posted:  7 years ago

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Choosing the right type of trucking

I drive for Werner and we have flatbed and dry van. You can switch between them but you would need to talk to driver relations to see what their requirements are to do that. I don't know as I only wanted dry van. Good luck on whatever you choose.

Posted:  7 years ago

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Just starting as a female driver any suggestions out there?

I went to school last summer and started driving in September. My husband was my trainer and we team drive now. I get your nerves. It is a big change. Take it all seriously. Ask lots of questions. Never think your question is too dumb to ask cause someone else is wondering the same thing. Backing was and still is my biggest problem. I still have to get help. Everyone tells me it is only more experience that makes it better. I'm a perfectionist so I'm really hard on myself. I hope you are not. It is all worth it. I've driven through almost all 48 of the state's and they are beautiful and amazing. Was scary going through NYC but I did it. I've driven in snow covering the road so the only way to know I was on pavement was the rumble straps, there was no where to pull off safely or I would have. I've seen sun rise over the ocean and sunset over the mountains. Driven mountain roads with ice on them. All challenging. All worth it. The only time I ever get discouraged is when I can't back into a spot I need to and have to ask for help. Lol Enjoy it all.

Posted:  7 years ago

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Nearly 15 years later, any ex- Consolidated Freightways drivers out there?

I used to know lots of cf drivers when I worked in a truck stop over 30 years ago.

Posted:  7 years ago

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How do you stay calm on the road as a truck driver?

I won't go into the details but was going through lots of life changes myself not long before I started cdl school. I, too, am a passionate person. Nice way of saying I can be emotional. Just ask my husband. We team drive now. Lol You thinking all of this now is a good thing. You have lots of time to think when driving. There is so very much to focus on and keep you busy mentally challenged. It can be scary at times but it is also fun. Know this before you start, it is not just a job. It is a lifestyle you are choosing. Good days and bad days. Good luck to you no matter what you decide.

Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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What type of drug screening does Werner do?

Werner does urine and hair. Cutting or shaving your hair does not good. They will get it from places other than your head... They also know if you are shaving all hair you have something to hide. Just be sure you are clean. Werner is a good company to drive for.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Wanting to start back after 10 yrs away. Everything has changed! Advice needed.

And don't think cutting your hair will solve the hair problem. They will get one from other body parts you won't enjoy as much.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Pet friendly

We drive for Werner and have 2 large dogs in our truck. Neither weigh that much but combined they weigh more. Call and talk to them.

Posted:  7 years, 2 months ago

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Anybody left a higher paying job in corporate America for trucking? How did it work out for you?

I was an accountant and HR Director for over 30 years before coming to truck driving. I worked insane hours and put up with so much from bosses that had no clue. I do not regret the change at all. Knew what I was getting in to. Am team driving with my husband now. Love it. Only been out for about 3 months but have covered the majority of this country. Home time isn't such an issue since we are together so only come in about 6 weeks or so. If you will be happier and healthier, go for it. There are many good companies that offer regional with good hoe time. Write out a list of wants in a company highlight what is a MUST have vs just a want and you will be able to narrow down what company is a good fit for you. Good luck to you.

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