Nervous About Going Solo? You're Not Alone - Article By Rainy

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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YES first day back on the road after my surgery. yeah i locked myself out my first month on the road.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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YES first day back om the road after my surgery. yeah i locked myself out my first month on the road.

Man, you are having some bad days lately. Hope things change for you soon

James Daniel's Comment
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My fire extinguisher exploded while driving.

Wait... what... are you kidding me?

Your just going to go on and not explain "My fire extinguisher exploded while driving."????

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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sorry. it was a bad bad day. even wound up violating to get the load in, which i never do.

and believe it or not, this wasnt the first time my extinguisher went off while driving. when i was new i didnt properly secure a bag on the bunk.and it flew off and landed on the handle of the extinguisher....WHOOSH!!!!! everywhere, the entire canister.

In my other trucks, the canister was behind the seat. When i got this truck, it is on the side of the seat but stuck a couple inches forward, so my feet kept.kicking it getting in and out. i even told Splitter twice that i was going to have to move it.

Lo.and behold, i hit a bump in a construction zone, my foot moved.backward.and pushed the handle....what the heck happened to the pin i have no idea. And WHOOSH! yellow powder everywhere.

up my nose and everything..the poor cat jumped under the blanket and hid.

just another day in trucking. my FMs response was "wow, youre rusty".

jerk. lol


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.


Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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up my nose and everything

OMG that's horrible!


The always glamorous life of a truck driver, right?

Chuck S.'s Comment
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A buddy of mine and I teamed up together ... with the agreement ... if at anytime either one of us wanted to get off the truck for any reason ... nothing could stop you....

well after about 3 months we both realized it was time ...

now i know some companies require you to drive team ...

it's tough to make money as a single person ... note i did not say single driver

the only time team driving really pays off is when all that money is going into the same bank account... usually husband and wife or significant other...

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