Comments By Kim T.

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Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Testing out to go solo

Congrats Grumpy!!! dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Regrets

Thank you so much, jz. This site has been very inspirational, enlightening, and valuable to me. I’m glad I was able to give back a little.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Regrets

Grumpy, thank you for trying. I will still keep them in mind.

Scott, there wasn’t any certain thing at home, my kids are grown. It’s just that a month is a long time to be gone. Some people love it but I didn’t. You don’t realize how long a month really is until you are out there.

Bruce, I realize it takes a full commitment and that is what I am researching and looking into, especially within myself.

Navy, too bad there isn’t the perfect company out there. It’s like finding the absolutely perfect house but it’s sitting vicariously on a cliff. I will find one that fits closest to what I’m looking for.

Hey Old School! You are exactly right. Those are very rookie issues and I did not give myself time to get through it and learn it. That is what I am regretting the most. That I gave up on me too soon. I walked away from my lifelong dream because I was frustrated. Yes, if I could kick myself in the rear I would. Everyone on here was very supportive, encouraging, and offered great advice and I appreciate all of you more than you know. That’s probably why I’ve come back here looking for input, whether supportive or not.

Thank you drivers!

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Regrets

Rob, a lot of companies offer 2 weeks out with 2 days home. That’s the same amount of time as Prime’s but it’s split. I don’t see how the split would affect the money part of it. Maybe it does, I dunno.

Errol, I have thought about regional and have been doing some research on it. As for my own hours, I tried leaving super early but seemed to always get tied up at the S/R and that would put me way late in trying to find parking.

Grumpy, I will check them out and see if that is an option for me.

Bruce, when teaming I was never rested. Every time the truck stopped or drove on bad roads I was awake. I don’t think I ever got a ‘good’ sleep.

Thanks guys!

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Regrets

When I decided to leave trucking and go back home to work at a law firm again, my reasons were valid. In some ways they still are. However, after being home for a few months, talking to drivers that I trust, especially the ones that know me personally, and working in an area of law that bores me to tears, I am wondering if I left too soon. Did I not try hard enough? No, I still don’t like the idea of being away from home a month at a time. Yes, the struggle to find a place to park at night after getting tied up at a shipper or receiver will still be there. Yes, I will still need to learn how to run a truck effectively as solo instead of as team as I was trained. No, I don’t want to drive team. But, I miss driving. The arguments in my head whether to stay where I am or go back to trucking are constant, with the ‘go back to trucking’ side pulling out in front.

I have not made a decision yet about this. I guess I’m just posting to say that final decisions may not always be final.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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CPAP Cleaner Question

Good morning drivers.

I have used a CPAP for almost four years without any issues. Then, when I was out on the road I would have serious sneezing, runny nose, etc. constantly. I even changed the mask, filter, and hose, and only used distilled water. I know there are machines that clean a CPAP completely but I’m not sure which one is most effective. Rainy, I know you have two different machines, which one do you like best? I haven’t used my CPAP since coming home because of the constant, severe allergy-like reaction the last couple of months. I know I could read different reviews but I’d rather get advice from people I know and trust.

I am tired of waking up tired and with a headache and want to resolve this. Also, I’m considering going back out on the road (not close to making a final decision but thinking about it).

Have a great day everyone!

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Rainy's Books Came Today

I love her books! Big Scott, I agree completely, very hard to put them down.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Rainy I Swear

Of course it was out of joy. smile.gif Things happen so you never know where you will see me in the future.

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Rainy I Swear

When meeting Rainy there are no surprises. She is exactly in person as she is on here...wonderful! I first met her in a truck stop in New Jersey and when she saw me she ran at me yelling. LOL One of my most favorite experiences out on the road. smile.gif

Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Prime CDL Training

Rainy, I’m sure the conversation you and Stephanie had about me was all good. Right? rofl-3.gif

TractorMan, you’re right, I did work my ass off for my CDL and I will be working my ass off to keep it, whatever it takes. I’m constantly thinking about driving so who knows where I will end up in a year or two. Hopefully, some trucking company somewhere will hire me with little experience. Thanks!

Keep the rubber side down!

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