A Summary Of My 1st Year In Trucking And Why I Returned - Article By MillionMiler24

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Milllionmiler24

I have to be honest, I have only been on this site for a few months, and reading all your advice and replies, I would have never guessed how you to from where you were, to where you are. I am very impressed with your drive and commitment. You always help others, as your wrote (and I summarize) to pay it forward.

Congrats on your first year with CRST, and many more years of windshield time.

Safe Travels Chris

Much appreciated and thanks for your service. 😁

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Hi. I have been reading all of your blogs for over a year now and have found them to be real, honest, and written by people who really care for others in the field.

I started reading your blog because I am an editor and have been working on a revision of our prep book for the CDL. I have just this minute completed work on the book and am sending it to the presses.

I have learned so much for each of you - so much more than just "rules" and stuff. When I see a truck and its driver I know what has to happen, how difficult it is, how much of themselves they have to put into it - and I bless them.

Thank you all - I know I will still be reading! Alice in New Jersey

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.
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I am so proud of you Million Miler. I do indeed remember your ordeal in trying to help the 2 roommates and what a predicament it put your whole life in.

You worked your way out of an abyss and you're an inspiration. You show that it is possible to get second chances and be a successful top tier driver. One of these days when you're in Cedar Rapids, I'd really like to meet up with you.

millionmiler24's Comment
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I am so proud of you Million Miler. I do indeed remember your ordeal in trying to help the 2 roommates and what a predicament it put your whole life in.

You worked your way out of an abyss and you're an inspiration. You show that it is possible to get second chances and be a successful top tier driver. One of these days when you're in Cedar Rapids, I'd really like to meet up with you.

I would love that as well. I would also love to buy you lunch. There are several great restaurants there in Cedar Rapids that if you haven't tried, I am sure you would love.

TommyGun's Comment
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My first year summary over the road:

"OHGODWHATDOIDOWHATDOIDO?!?"

:)

Good write up.

Over The Road:

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.

millionmiler24's Comment
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My first year summary over the road:

"OHGODWHATDOIDOWHATDOIDO?!?"

:)

Good write up.

Lol Thanks. 😁 Much appreciated.

Over The Road:

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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