Smelly Guy Interested In Trucking

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Matthew J.'s Comment
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I shower every day, but I have a condition that causes my body to smell like garbage frequently. Controlling my diet helps, but the smell still comes back strong sometimes. It has caused me a lot of problems with my jobs and from what I've read, many truckers smell bad so it might not be a big deal.

So, there's that. Then there's the fact that I absolutely LOVE taking long road trips and don't really even mind regular commuting at all. Most people seem to hate driving in traffic, but it doesn't bother me. I also am a loner and have been all of my life.

What are the worst and best parts of trucking? I realize it isn't a vacation by any means and is a very tough job, but it seems like it would be enjoyable.

So what are the best and worst parts of the job?

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Cwc's Comment
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What are the worst and best parts of trucking? I realize it isn't a vacation by any means and is a very tough job, but it seems like it would be enjoyable.

In a few more weeks I'm headed back to Mexico for another week. This time scuba diving with whale sharks, last time it was cave diving in freshwater caves.

Sorry... it is the trucking truth.. I felt obligated. 😉

Matthew J.'s Comment
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What are the worst and best parts of trucking? I realize it isn't a vacation by any means and is a very tough job, but it seems like it would be enjoyable.

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In a few more weeks I'm headed back to Mexico for another week. This time scuba diving with whale sharks, last time it was cave diving in freshwater caves.

Sorry... it is the trucking truth.. I felt obligated. 😉

That's cool. Are these things you are doing on down time while you are carrying a load down to Mexico, or are you taking vacation time off for this?

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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What are the worst and best parts of trucking? I realize it isn't a vacation by any means and is a very tough job, but it seems like it would be enjoyable.

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In a few more weeks I'm headed back to Mexico for another week. This time scuba diving with whale sharks, last time it was cave diving in freshwater caves.

Sorry... it is the trucking truth.. I felt obligated. 😉

Lucky you. Nothing like being underwater. Haven't dove in over 20 years. PADI and NAUI advanced certified.

Cwc's Comment
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What are the worst and best parts of trucking? I realize it isn't a vacation by any means and is a very tough job, but it seems like it would be enjoyable.

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In a few more weeks I'm headed back to Mexico for another week. This time scuba diving with whale sharks, last time it was cave diving in freshwater caves.

Sorry... it is the trucking truth.. I felt obligated. 😉

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That's cool. Are these things you are doing on down time while you are carrying a load down to Mexico, or are you taking vacation time off for this?

Vacation, I'd be on Twisted truckers if I took a load to Isla Mujeres.

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What are the worst and best parts of trucking? I realize it isn't a vacation by any means and is a very tough job, but it seems like it would be enjoyable.

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In a few more weeks I'm headed back to Mexico for another week. This time scuba diving with whale sharks, last time it was cave diving in freshwater caves.

Sorry... it is the trucking truth.. I felt obligated. 😉

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Lucky you. Nothing like being underwater. Haven't dove in over 20 years. PADI and NAUI advanced certified.

Last year I asked my wife what she wanted for her birthday, she said passport stamps and to go diving again. We used to live on Guam and we hadn't been diving for a long time either. So.. we went to Playa Del Carmen.

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