Profile For Keith P.

Keith P.'s Info

  • Location:
    Grand Junction, CO

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year, 2 months ago

Keith P.'s Bio

I served in the Navy for 6 years and since just have worked. Recently I work in the oilfield where I obtained my CDL. I have a wife and a 9 month little girl!

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Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Career Change to truck driving

Thanks again for the warm welcome everyone!

I understand to the best of my ability the emotional impact that this will have on me being alone on the road for days and weeks on end of course like I said to the best of my ability.

I will take a look at RBI Steve thanks so much for that suggestion.

I hope you all have a great day!

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Career Change to truck driving

G-town, I appreciate this. We are looking at all options regarding this change. As for the being away from my wife we were together while I was in the military and my being away from her for months on end isn't a problem. It's my child that is most concerning.

Our goal is to drive OTR for a limited amount of time before transitioning into something else such as regional or dedicated or at least that is the plan. However, we are discussing this constantly weighing all options before we commit.

Thanks everyone for the great advice and things to consider that we hadn't before.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Career Change to truck driving

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome and advice!

Big Scott. We have talked about this at length. We are relocating to Orlando FL where my wife's immediate family lives as we live in Colorado away from them. So yes to answer your question they will be there to provide support. To be honest I have already missed quite a bit doing 2 weeks on 1 week off as it stands we agreed that it's worth the time away for the security of a job that pays well.

Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Career Change to truck driving

Hello everyone! My name is Keith it is nice to meet all of you!

So I joined to try and get more information on what it means to be a trucker in today's industry and the in's and out's of what to expect. So far I have found ton's of helpful information that will really go a long way.

A little about myself. Currently I work for a Oilfield service company. I am an electrician technician at said company. Before that at the same company I was a frac hand. In that job I worked on the ground over 17 hours a day logging a whopping 250 hours a paycheck (every two weeks). As such I got a Class A CDL as a requirement for said job. I have my X endorsement for Hazmat and Tanker.

Currently my company is on a down turn and they are downsizing. I spent my entire past week wondering if I was going to have a job anymore. That stress was rough on my wife and myself as we also have a 9 month old daughter.

So I have decided to change careers and move into the trucking industry. After very much research and talking to recruiters all over I have decided to start my career with Crete doing OTR.

What they have to offer is what I am thinking will be a great fit for my first job in the industry. I'll be honest I really wanted to go with swift for my first job because of how much they train and doing OTR with them seem's quite nice. However, I have yet to hear back from them in any capacity so I have gone with Crete.

So hello everyone! Nice to be here and I look forward to chatting with everyone! Keith

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