Just Quit Trucking School

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Tyler Durden's Comment
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Ok so i get to school which is completely paid for by someone else. First day of school I jumped in the truck and took it for a joy ride down the freeway and was loving it. Get back to school and instructor just smiled at me for stealing the truck and showing initiative. I then tell him I won't drive for them unless they give me more money. I told him I want at least 53.00 a hour plus mileage at .95 cpm. He looked shocked but said ok no problem. I also said I want paid holidays and 12 weeks vacation. No problem as well he said.

We continue through the day and head back for a company paid dinner. I get my food and ask for ketchup. They bring me a bottle of hunts ketchup. I was like oh hell no .... Bring me Heinz ketchup. They say we don't have Heinz ketchup. So I quit.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pat M.'s Comment
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Ok so i get to school which is completely paid for by someone else. First day of school I jumped in the truck and took it for a joy ride down the freeway and was loving it. Get back to school and instructor just smiled at me for stealing the truck and showing initiative. I then tell him I won't drive for them unless they give me more money. I told him I want at least 53.00 a hour plus mileage at .95 cpm. He looked shocked but said ok no problem. I also said I want paid holidays and 12 weeks vacation. No problem as well he said.

We continue through the day and head back for a company paid dinner. I get my food and ask for ketchup. They bring me a bottle of hunts ketchup. I was like oh hell no .... Bring me Heinz ketchup. They say we don't have Heinz ketchup. So I quit.

With that kind of attitude you are going to make it big in trucking. dancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gifwtf.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Auggie69's Comment
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Ok so i get to school which is completely paid for by someone else. First day of school I jumped in the truck and took it for a joy ride down the freeway and was loving it. Get back to school and instructor just smiled at me for stealing the truck and showing initiative. I then tell him I won't drive for them unless they give me more money. I told him I want at least 53.00 a hour plus mileage at .95 cpm. He looked shocked but said ok no problem. I also said I want paid holidays and 12 weeks vacation. No problem as well he said.

We continue through the day and head back for a company paid dinner. I get my food and ask for ketchup. They bring me a bottle of hunts ketchup. I was like oh hell no .... Bring me Heinz ketchup. They say we don't have Heinz ketchup. So I quit.

Slacker.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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For a second, I thought it was going to be a SERIOUS post.

Dave

Tyler Durden's Comment
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For a second, I thought it was going to be a SERIOUS post.

Dave

Least someone got the joke.

Wilson's Comment
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Ok so i get to school which is completely paid for by someone else. First day of school I jumped in the truck and took it for a joy ride down the freeway and was loving it. Get back to school and instructor just smiled at me for stealing the truck and showing initiative. I then tell him I won't drive for them unless they give me more money. I told him I want at least 53.00 a hour plus mileage at .95 cpm. He looked shocked but said ok no problem. I also said I want paid holidays and 12 weeks vacation. No problem as well he said.

We continue through the day and head back for a company paid dinner. I get my food and ask for ketchup. They bring me a bottle of hunts ketchup. I was like oh hell no .... Bring me Heinz ketchup. They say we don't have Heinz ketchup. So I quit.

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CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Auggie69's Comment
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For a second, I thought it was going to be a SERIOUS post.

Dave

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Least someone got the joke.

Not up on sarcasm, are ya? :-)

Tyler Durden's Comment
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For a second, I thought it was going to be a SERIOUS post.

Dave

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Least someone got the joke.

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Not up on sarcasm, are ya? :-)

Nope. Just was bored in between high road testing. I aspire to be beside bbq sauce guy in the worst post hall of fame. Next goal will be complete schooling.

Pat M.'s Comment
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For a second, I thought it was going to be a SERIOUS post.

Dave

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Least someone got the joke.

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Not up on sarcasm, are ya? :-)

Yeah, apparently he is not... LOL

Bird-one's Comment
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Haha but on a more serious note I feel like this is the attitude of a lot of people considering driving. I know when I went through cdl school we had several recruiters a week and one guy in particular it was the same every time. He wanted a brand new automatic truck, wanted at least 40 cents a mile, home on weekends but was going Otr. He wanted his name on the door which not sure where he got that from I think tmc does that or something. And a pay raise every 6 months and only then would he work for the company. We had several of these types.

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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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