A Statistic

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Jmart's Comment
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Well......unfortunately I became a statistic of not making it through my first year of trucking. The main reason is family and being home nightly and on weekends. However. I am glad I got my CDL because, who knows, one day i may be back. What i have learned in my short stint driving is that drivers deserve more respect! It's hard work day in and day out whether you have to assist unloading or not. The hours are irregular (for some) and long. I do not regret giving it a try and gained valuable knowledge along the way. Fortunately, I am stepping into a growing local business and have the opportunity to help it grow. I wish the best to all of you. Don't worry, I'm sure I'll still lurk on here.

CDL:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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I do not regret giving it a try and gained valuable knowledge along the way.

The most important words are right there...

Best of luck in your new endeavor!

Army 's Comment
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Jmart, good luck. Maybe I will look you up when I finally get moved to Columbus....best of luck

Old School's Comment
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Hey Jmart, we understand trucking is not for everyone. The beauty of it is that trucking isn't going anywhere, and if your circumstances change you can always try it again.

There's a lot of challenges to this career, and those things limit the numbers of people who can do this for a long term career.

You're always welcome here in our forum!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Good luck JMart.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Is that the trucking job?

icecold24k's Comment
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Best of luck to you and at least you can say you gave it a try!

Pete B.'s Comment
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Best of luck to you Jmart; if it was putting undue stress on your family, I’m glad you chose family.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jmart's Comment
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Is that the trucking job?

No, I went and tried hauling frac sand for a couple weeks. You can definitely make some $$ doing it. For me, it's about being home with family.

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