Profile For David

David's Info

  • Location:
    CA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    10 years, 6 months ago

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Posted:  10 years, 2 months ago

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At a crossroad

Yeah, People like you shouldn't drive truck!

You don't know if you can afford the low pay. You have a short temper with those who train you. You have health issues. Most importantly, you're scared to drive!!

That's a no brainer if I ever saw one...wtf.gif

Posted:  10 years, 2 months ago

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Old School

Now the current, very skewed, trend of thinking (thanks to sites like The Truckers Report) is that there are good companies and bad companies out there to work for and as long as you make a good choice in who you are going to work for then you will get lots of miles, easily obtainable bonuses, and be living on easy street cashing fat paychecks and smoking big fancy cigars while you are cruising down the road in a brand new Peterbilt with leather seats and all the amenities.

That's awesome!!rofl-3.gif

Posted:  10 years, 2 months ago

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Question about career choice

I have a question for truckers. I have been laid off the last 6 months. Today I was offered a job in my career field (information technology) starting at 58K.. These past 6 months I have been researching trucking and have always wanted to do it. These 6 months have me drained financially and first year trucking wages aren't that great from what my research has told me.

If any of you were in my shoes would you take a job in your field or take the risk and go trucking?

Had you said somewhere in there that you "really, really want to drive truck because of the challenges it provides, the places you get to travel to and being your own boss on the road", but you didn't...

To me, that speaks volumes! Maybe you should consider your tech field.

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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Questions about TV's

... I use a 17' LED TV. It was more than big enough to watch comfortably and fit just right on the flat spot he was referring to and it had a strap so my TV didnt bounce around when it got bumpy.

I just gotta ask, what feeds your TV signal? Do you have satellite? Truck stop cable feeds? Wifi? Just curious about the signal you use and where or how it is achieved.

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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Stressed out!!

No I've always wanted to drive but I have the opportunity to do either so I think in all college might be the better option but trucking is more interesting to me

That was my point, you stand before a fork in the road... Which is more important? Opportunity? or what you really want to do? Trucking is a "lifestyle", the other stuff you mentioned are just jobs that pay better except the teaching one. Which will bring you happiness? I know a lot of educated career types who really hate their jobs...

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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Stressed out!!

OK guys basically I'm in a jam. Ive always wanted to drive a truck but I have the opportunity to go to college and I'm thinking about pharmacy, teaching or engineering. If you guys were me what would you do?

I'd agree with the others, but did you "always wanted to" be either a pharmacist, a teacher or an engineer?

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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The Adventures of Daniel B.

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Hey Daniel, It's not that bad a color? Look at the bright side, I bet it'll be easy to spot at a truck stop!rofl-3.gif

Are you a flatbed driver for Prime now?

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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The Adventures of Daniel B.

Not to mention a .13cpm raise.

Hey Daniel, I'm glad to hear things are going great with Prime. (Definitely my first choice to pursue), did you opt for the smaller truck?

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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Man Trapped Under Truck Survives for Nearly 8 Hours in Cold

This is one lucky Hombre!!

Man trapped

Posted:  10 years, 3 months ago

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Exact First Year Income. Week by Week!

10/08

Before Taxes: 34,907.03

After Taxes: 32,226.26

Hey Daniel, thanks for the great info, but I'm kinda worried for you... Wow, only 8 percent taxes? How many kids do you have?shocked.png

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