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Posted:  7 years, 1 month ago

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Starting a truck career with anxiety?

hey all... I'm suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and my doctor wants me to put me on effexor but the problem is that if he puts me on that drug I can forget about trucks. I am not sure what to do... I've heard that driving on that stuff is against the law... true? is here someone else with anxiety and still on a truck? what you do to deal with your anxiety and still work? please?

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Load temp

We're all learning through mistakes.. that's how experience comes... I'm a newbie who is still going to make a lot of mistake, I know... but that's why I am here... I want to learn and have some experience without mistakes... but sometimes they are not avoidable so what you've done is natural. you shouldn't feel that bad.

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Just wanted to say Hello

Hello there, I am also a new member and as you, I also think that here is a lot of very useful information!

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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My Prime PSD experience

Very good post and follow up Rainy


Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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What's a good company to start out with?


Some of those companies give raises throughout your first year, other companies that supposedly pay well don't have as many miles available, hence so many people's complaints.


This is actually a common bit of misinformation spread by the many malcontents out here struggling to make it in this rewarding yet challenging career. I don't know what it is about success in this business that eludes people so easily. The top performers come out at the top of the pay scale, the ones who think they should be making money while lounging in a comfortable chair taking in the latest re-run on the T.V, at the truck stop drivers lounge are the ones who never seem to understand why they can't make any money. Incidentally these are the same folks who are constantly jumping from one company to the next because the company they are currently working for is "bad." Never mind that said company has a nice long list of million mile drivers on the wall.

This whole notion of "this company is bad, and this company is good," is so baseless that it is difficult to understand how it so rampantly weaves it's deception into each and every newbie's research. People put such undue stress on themselves while researching which company to start with, and then even after they get started they are stressed to an even greater degree with the anxiety that they may have made the wrong decision. We struggle daily here to dispel these modern day internet "old wives tales." It is ludicrous to believe that one company is going to pay you more per mile because they don't have as man miles to give you, or that another is going to pay you less per mile because they have got so many miles they don't know how to get it all done.

Brandon, my philosophy is that you will make this job what you want it to be by your work ethic and willingness to push through what ever difficulties arise to hinder you. As far as which companies are "good" I consider them all to be trucking companies - they've all got the same issues, because they are all trying to do the same thing, move freight from point A to point B. So many people jump into this career with false assumptions based on foolish reports and notions that they have picked up from internet "review sites". Have you ever noticed how 99% of the people who post reviews are people who are dissatisfied in an extreme way? That in itself should be a big red flag to any thinking person. This business of being able to be anonymous, and being hidden behind a keyboard, has emboldened a bunch of people, who are generally failures at most things they attempt, to lay the blame for their ineptitude at the feet of "big greedy trucking magnates who are still practicing slavery in their business models".


that's such and amazing post I can't even find words describing... thank you extremely much!

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Tanker or Dry Van?

I think it's easy to work on a tanker, i have tried it and i can't say that it's more difficult than using a dry van

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Sincere congrats! I'm in my way now.

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