Profile For James R.

James R.'s Info

  • Location:
    Theodosia, MO

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

  • Social Link:

  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 6 months ago

James R.'s Bio

I'm a wannabe driver at this point. Still researching my best methods for entering the trucking world and all of the benefits and pitfalls of doing so.

Beyond that, I am a 56 year old male from the midwest area.

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Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Journey with Wilson Logistics - Springfield, MO

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Can you send me your company referral info?

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Once again, we don't do referrals on here, James R.

Got it?

If you want to drive for Wison, or Swift, or Malone, or any company....submit an application.

Understood. I thought it would be ok since I asked for it. I am obviously wrong and apologize for it.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Journey with Wilson Logistics - Springfield, MO

Eugene, good to see you back. Can you send me your company referral info?

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Journey with Wilson Logistics - Springfield, MO

Old School, you are right, the internet is full of nonsense and I must be guilty of soaking up some of it. It wasn't my intention to disparage any of the companies I listed so much as to say that many larger companies get horrible reviews from other drivers. Obviously, I have no firsthand knowledge of these companies and must go by what I read and am certainly not attempting to pawn off “drivel”. With that said, it is safe to say that not all companies are created equal.

And as far as me realizing that the trucking industry is performance based and that I get out of it what I put into it, yes, I do realize that. I am not scared of hard work. Also, in terms of life style, I believe that personality wise I am ideally suited for it. And as for hanging in there with you guys, I’ve been hanging around here for 3 years and that isn’t changing.

And Eugene, I had already considered that as I know that truck drivers receive bonuses from their companies for driver referrals. So no need to feel bad about making that request of me even though it does violate the forum rules.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Journey with Wilson Logistics - Springfield, MO

Hey guys, I guess I should officially introduce myself. I'm James and I’ve been reading this site (among several others) now for about several years and been a member on this site for about 3 years and I have been thinking about becoming a truck driver for close to 8 years. I met my (then future) wife in 2012 who was a truck driver at one time. She regaled me with her tales of being a driver and how much she enjoyed the experience. Needless to say I was bitten by the truck driver “bug” and have had the desire to drive ever since.

We did go out on the road for a few months in 2014 but my wife quickly realized she no longer had the desire to drive. After approximately 8 months she quit driving and hasn’t looked back since. I, however, cannot get the desire out of my head.

My hope is that, in the near future, I will be applying at Wilson Logistics. I have researched over and over and over again, and have considered pretty much all of the big training companies (Swift, CR England, CRST, Knight, etc.) but many of them have horrible reputations for mistreatment of drivers. I have only read good things about Wilson however, so they are my final choice once I do pull the trigger and go drive.

Well, that’s my story.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Journey with Wilson Logistics - Springfield, MO

Like Anne said, thank you so much. That makes it much clearer.

Posted:  6 months, 3 weeks ago

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Journey with Wilson Logistics - Springfield, MO

I've been following your training diary and you keep referring to "seats". Can you explain those please?

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