Anyone Have Experience With Keller Trucking Defiance, Oh?

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Chris I.'s Comment
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Couldn't agree more Brett, but sometimes it comes down to economics. I'm planning on trying some negotiations.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I very much get the economics of it.

For instance, what if you decide to save the $1,000 now and wind up losing out on a job that pays $5,000/year more because you can only drive an automatic? You keep that job two years. Then the $1,000 you saved will have cost you $10,000.

Then you're going to wind up going back to learn how to shift anyhow and then re-test, which will probably cost you $1,500 more. So saving that $1,000 will now have cost you $11,500.

Then you'll lose another $1,2000 because of the downtime you had going to school learning to shift instead of working when you were already an experienced driver making good money. So now you're up to $12,700.

So yeah, I totally get the economics of it. That's why I always make long term decisions. Your decisions are going to give you compounding results. Do you want to keep compounding the losses, or compounding the gains?

That right there is the absolute #1 difference between people who get really far in life and those who wind up bouncing along the bottom their entire lives. It comes down to short term gains leading to long term pain versus short term pain leading to long term gains.

Some people have the discipline to make long term decisions, most don't. That's why so many people stay poor their whole lives. They just don't make decisions that pay off for the long term.

Now I'm not saying any of that will happen, and I'm not saying you must learn to drive a standard. I'm just pointing out that having success in life and building a future for yourself requires a certain mindset. You're about to make the first important decision of your brand new career and you're already going to shortchange yourself to save a measly $1,000. I'd bet a million bucks if I looked around at the stuff you own I'd see thousands and thousands of dollars worth of baloney you wasted money on in recent years, am I right? I mean, that applies to all of us, doesn't it? We find the money for the baloney we want, but then when we have major life-altering decisions to make suddenly we become frugal.

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JuiceBox's Comment
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I very much get the economics of it.

For instance, what if you decide to save the $1,000 now and wind up losing out on a job that pays $5,000/year more because you can only drive an automatic? You keep that job two years. Then the $1,000 you saved will have cost you $10,000.

Then you're going to wind up going back to learn how to shift anyhow and then re-test, which will probably cost you $1,500 more. So saving that $1,000 will now have cost you $11,500.

Then you'll lose another $1,2000 because of the downtime you had going to school learning to shift instead of working when you were already an experienced driver making good money. So now you're up to $12,700.

So yeah, I totally get the economics of it. That's why I always make long term decisions. Your decisions are going to give you compounding results. Do you want to keep compounding the losses, or compounding the gains?

That right there is the absolute #1 difference between people who get really far in life and those who wind up bouncing along the bottom their entire lives. It comes down to short term gains leading to long term pain versus short term pain leading to long term gains.

Some people have the discipline to make long term decisions, most don't. That's why so many people stay poor their whole lives. They just don't make decisions that pay off for the long term.

Now I'm not saying any of that will happen, and I'm not saying you must learn to drive a standard. I'm just pointing out that having success in life and building a future for yourself requires a certain mindset. You're about to make the first important decision of your brand new career and you're already going to shortchange yourself to save a measly $1,000. I'd bet a million bucks if I looked around at the stuff you own I'd see thousands and thousands of dollars worth of baloney you wasted money on in recent years, am I right? I mean, that applies to all of us, doesn't it? We find the money for the baloney we want, but then when we have major life-altering decisions to make suddenly we become frugal.

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This is a gem right here in more than just trucking. Life lesson and an appropriate approach to all endeavours. Never limit yourself! Good stuff Brett

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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