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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Getting started in trucking is way more difficult than almost anyone imagines. I think the two most difficult Ideas we try to get across to people are:

1) Surviving your rookie year in trucking is incredibly difficult and the failure rate is painfully high.

See also: Drivers Share Their Biggest Misconceptions And Surprises About A Career In Trucking

2) Knowing what it takes to earn a lot of money in trucking goes way beyond knowing how to shift gears and drink a lot of coffee.

See also: The Natural Progression Of A Truck Driver's Career

I believe it takes between three and five years before a driver really begins to reach their full potential for safety and productivity. There's just so much to learn. Most people believe that learning how to drive the rig is going to be the most challenging aspect of being a successful truck driver but that's the easiest part to figure out. The hard part is understanding how many other factors affect the amount of money you make and how much you enjoy your career.


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T-Rex's Comment
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I wish I had posted more during my training but never found the time. Seemed like all I did was sleep and drive.

millionmiler24's Comment
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One thing that I think would be valuable to see some kind of post by Million Miler how he feels about teaming. We know he loves working for CRST but seeing how his experiences with co-drivers are after training I feel that would provide valuable information to prospective drivers when trying to decide if teaming is for them.

Ok, Rob. I got ya covered. Check out that link.

Request Granted: How I Feel About Teaming.

millionmiler24's Comment
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I wish I had posted more during my training but never found the time. Seemed like all I did was sleep and drive.

I LOVE that Avatar photo! Super cool.

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