Profile For Joey H.

Joey H.'s Info

  • Location:
    Austin , TX

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    8 months, 1 week ago

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Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Thinking about CDL and OTR trucking..

If you won't mind being gone for longer periods of time, I'd highly recommend applying to Prime. Their training pay is amongst the higher paying companies and their starting pay is too.

Rainy can tell you more about it since she drives/trains for them and I don't. Yeah their trucks are a little slower, but a solid company driver there is laughing all the way to the bank.

Had my situation, when I got started, been different, I'd have ran to Prime. But I needed to be home a bit more often at that time due to older teens still living at home.

Susan thanks for the suggestion on Prime I’ll be doing my research on them.

As for being gone long periods of time. That’s what I’m actually aiming for.. to be out driving two to three months at a time.

Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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Thinking about CDL and OTR trucking..

Hi everyone, First I’m have to say I’m so glad I found this site as it has a ton of information.

As the title says I’m interested in getting my CDL and becoming an OTR trucker. Now for some of my background, reasons why I want to get into trucking, and life goals..

Background: first and foremost I love driving and always have. My current job is for a global car parts supplier where I’m driving a 25’ box truck, do a route that covers anywhere from 260 miles to 400 miles south east of Austin, TX. It’s an hourly job ($15h) and currently doing 10-20 hours over time every two weeks (biweekly paychecks) which comes to $37k (net).

I have experience being in the road for two to three months straight as I was a touring bassist from that age of 16-30 (I’ll be turning the big 4-0 in March), I’m single, no kids, and live alone..

Reasons why I want to get into OTR: Frankly I love driving and it seems trucking is the next step to achieving my long term goals. Plus I love being on the road, driving and all of that..

Life goals: frankly I need to start saving money for retirement (as I have nothing saved), I want to have a lower cost of living to start investing some money annually, and hopefully be more secure financially for down the road.

I love my current job so much but am worried they’ll cut overtime at some point and I’m able to support myself fully because of the OT. Now we have 20 drivers and I’m in the top 3 ranking drivers there. I know it’s baby stuff compared to real trucking.. and I have no idea how I’ll do with OTR.

What is some advice you guys and gals can give someone looking to make that next step in their driving career?

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