Tell Us A Little About Yourself

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Grandma Day's Comment
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Tell us a little about yourself.

Where do you live?

With what company do you work?

How long have you been at current job?

How long have you been trucking?

What division do you work?

What is something you like about your job other than the paycheck?

What is something you dislike about your job?

Are you a “home time” person or is it not all that important to you?

If you could change one thing about yourself and trucking what would it be?

What do you find most pleasing about trucking?

What are your hobbies while on and off the road?

Share one thing about yourself ( your choice).

Wishing everyone a safe and fulfilling New Year!!!

Big Scott's Comment
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Ok you want to know alot. The first 7 questions can be answered in my profile and Rainy's thread on 3 things you like about your company. I love CFI. If my truck could fly or be a time machine that would be awesome. As far as home time, trucking has allowed me to see my wife in NC and my family in NY. I stay out at least 6 weeks at a time. This is why I love CFI's home time. I can take the days I want, usually 6, and not have to turn in my truck. I can't think of anything I don't like about my company. I don't know how but, I would like to see the hours of service rules changed. There is no perfect way. I love seeing the beauty of this country. I also love being my own boss in a way. Yes, I'm a company driver, but nobody hovers over me telling me what to do. My company is my support team. As far as hobbies, I enjoy playing games on my phone. I feel this is the easiest, least stressful job I have ever had. Any problems that come up are fixed with a phone call or message to dispatch or road service. I hope that works for you.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Tell us a little about yourself.

Where do you live?

On my truck, originally from NJ

With what company do you work?

prime

How long have you been at current job?

2 yrs

How long have you been trucking?

2yrs

What division do you work?

reefer

What is something you like about your job other than the paycheck?

freedom & no stress. i do wjat i want

What is something you dislike about your job?

would like more hometime

Are you a “home time” person or is it not all that important to you?

eh. i stay out for a bunch of weeks but get hotels to get me off the road from time to time. so going home is not important, but doing personal stuff somewhere lol

If you could change one thing about yourself and trucking what would it be?

i'd look like a model lol would get more help from guys

What do you find most pleasing about trucking?

freedom to make my decisions and great people

What are your hobbies while on and off the road?

i write and publish books. audio, ebooks and paoerbacks

Share one thing about yourself ( your choice).

just one? im insane so dont listen to me

Wishing everyone a safe and fulfilling New Year!!!

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Grandma Day's Comment
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If you could change one thing about yourself and trucking what would it be?

i'd look like a model lol would get more help from guys

What are your hobbies while on and off the road?

Share one thing about yourself ( your choice).

just one? im insane so dont listen to me

Wishing everyone a safe and fulfilling New Year!!!

You are absolutely beautiful so hush!!!

We all have to be a little crazy, right?

I love reading your posts.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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hahah thanks so much!

Adam B.'s Comment
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Where do you live? Milwaukee Wisconsin

With what company do you work? prime

How long have you been at current job? 1 year

How long have you been trucking? 1 year

What division do you work? Reefer

What is something you like about your job other than the paycheck? All the different places I get to see. I love traveling.

What is something you dislike about your job? All the waiting. Waiting to get loaded, get unloaded, waiting to get dispatched on a load. Let me just drive.

Are you a “home time” person or is it not all that important to you? Home time is very important for me. It's my vacation away from the truck.

If you could change one thing about yourself and trucking what would it be? Myself, I would like to have more patience or know what I want to do in life. About trucking, start holding shippers and recievers to higher standards and actually caring about trucker's time.

What do you find most pleasing about trucking? It can be very relaxing driving down the highway and listening to whatever you want.

What are your hobbies while on and off the road? Netflix on the road, video games at home. While at home I'll do Uber driving as well, since you can meet a lot of interesting people that way.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Turtle's Comment
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Where do you live? Upstate NY

With what company do you work? Prime

How long have you been at current job? 1 year

How long have you been trucking? 1 year

What division do you work? Why flatbed of course. Is there any other?

What is something you like about your job other than the paycheck? Being a paid tourist. Traveling the country on somebody else's dime.

What is something you dislike about your job? Seeing a great place to stop/visit, but not always having the time to do so.

Are you a “home time” person or is it not all that important to you? I stay out roughly 6 weeks at a time by choice, but this job let's me take "hometime" wherever I want.

If you could change one thing about yourself and trucking what would it be? I'd eliminate my anger at people who cut me off, thereby creating a dangerous situation for us all. (I'm getting better at this.)

What do you find most pleasing about trucking? The freedom to be captain of my ship. Little to no oversight on my daily routine, as long as I get the job done.

What are your hobbies while on and off the road? I'm an avid reader during the quiet times. Weather permitting, I love to go geocaching, hiking, exploring.

Share one thing about yourself ( your choice). I've been with my wife for over 27 years, and now we're traveling the country together, living in a truck. That's a real test on a relationship, and we are stronger than ever. I'm quite proud of that and Incredibly blessed.

Gladhand's Comment
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Tell us a little about yourself.

Where do you live?

New Mexico, land of entrapment.

With what company do you work?

Swift Transportation

How long have you been at current job?

1.5 years

How long have you been trucking?

1.5 years

What division do you work?

Dry van

What is something you like about your job other than the paycheck?

Getting to see the country. Been to places I would have never visited.

What is something you dislike about your job?

Downtime when waiting for loads.

Are you a “home time” person or is it not all that important to you?

Wasn't at first, but the more time I spend out here the more I value it. Part of the reason why I am planning to get out of OTR trucking.

If you could change one thing about yourself and trucking what would it be?

Not letting small things bother me. It's easy to get discouraged out here, but I always remind myself such things aren't a big deal.

What do you find most pleasing about trucking?

The feeling of accomplishment when making it through something tough whether it be snow covered roads or a difficult back.

What are your hobbies while on and off the road?

Listening to music, watching pro wrestling, and learning Korean.

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Patrick C.'s Comment
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Tell us a little about yourself.

Where do you live? Clarksville, TN

With what company do you work? H. O. Wolding

How long have you been at current job? 15 months

How long have you been trucking? 15 months

What division do you work? Extended Regional - I stay mainly in Midwest and SE Regions. I do occasionally go to the NE Region.

What is something you like about your job other than the paycheck? Being mostly autonomous. As long as I am doing my job, I am left alone to do my job.

What is something you dislike about your job? Being away from my wife.

Are you a “home time” person or is it not all that important to you? I stay out 2 weeks at a time. TBH, if could ever convince my wife to ride with me full time, I would gladly sell my house and live on the truck.

If you could change one thing about yourself and trucking what would it be? The sadistic joy I get when I upset impatient 4 wheelers when I make them slow down

What do you find most pleasing about trucking? Being left alone to do my job how I see fit

What are your hobbies while on and off the road? Same on and off the road, I play video games, watch movies, chat with my wife and read interesting scientific articles

Share one thing about yourself ( your choice). I have worked since I was 9; except for 2 times. My freshman year of high school and my first year after getting medically discharged from the military. Although I was going to school full time that year.

Drive Safe and God Speed

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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