13 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became A Long-Haul Truck Driver

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Anchorman's Comment
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13 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Long-Haul Truck Driver

An article from Cosmopolitan talking to Lindsay Slazakowski who was a long-haul truck driver for 3 years.

Andrew J.'s Comment
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Sorry but I don’t put anything into what cosmopolitan has to publish. Most of that isn’t accurate either.

Rainy 's Comment
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It is an old article catering to women so the "people dont expect a woman driver" sentiment is in there. Today, no one even flinches at women drivers. Men drivers and customers are used to us. As far as being cat called or flirted with from another vehicle... that happens at home. so why would anyone expect anything different?

As far as sleeping, laundry and shopping during honetime that is true. Traveling without tourism is true unless you take hometime in those areas or catch a 34 somewhere I have done quite a bit of that.

The first 6 months or so is exhausting, but i have made a life out here with friends i see, inlcuding TTers

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G-Town's Comment
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Sorry but I don’t put anything into what cosmopolitan has to publish. Most of that isn’t accurate either.

Most? Which parts? There is truth in all 13 points the author made.

Sorry I can’t agree, the majority of the article (surprisingly) is quite truthful and accurate. And chances are; there were additional details qualifying things like “driver shortage” that were edited-out.

PackRat's Comment
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Perhaps I should have perfected this bump with, “Older posting, so what are opinions now on these observations?”.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Perhaps I should have perfected this bump with, “Older posting, so what are opinions now on these observations?”.

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Bill R.'s Comment
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G-Town wrote:

Sorry I can’t agree, the majority of the article (surprisingly) is quite truthful and accurate. And chances are; there were additional details qualifying things like “driver shortage” that were edited-out.

Normally, I wouldn't read anything from Cosmopolitan, either.
I have to agree with G-Town on this one, though.

Read the whole article and it pretty much tells everything I've alrady gleaned from reading through Trucking Truth. No fluff, no drama, just some good facts.

I guess this one falls into "Don't judge a book by the cover"...
Bill R.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yep there are 4 or 5 females at my school right now, 2 are going for final drive test Thursday. 1 new woman started class this week

Andrew J.'s Comment
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Sorry but I don’t put anything into what cosmopolitan has to publish. Most of that isn’t accurate either.

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Most? Which parts? There is truth in all 13 points the author made.

Sorry I can’t agree, the majority of the article (surprisingly) is quite truthful and accurate. And chances are; there were additional details qualifying things like “driver shortage” that were edited-out.

Seems to rather talk about the negatives which is what I thought was counter productive here. But there is some truth there.

G-Town's Comment
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Andrew there is no escaping the challenges of trucking, and the negative characteristics associated with many of them. It’s the negative attitude and shallow opinions that are frowned upon.

One of the goals of this forum is to help overcome and in many cases avoid the challenges faced while learning.

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