Landing The Job And Getting What You Want.

Topic 24489 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Robert E.'s Comment
member avatar

How do we get the job we want? We all go out here at one time or another an look for a job, and for the most part and the end of the day I think we settle.

Settle you say? ...Yeah we settle, the companies out here are never going to have everything we want, but what if they did?, or could? Hmm? You mean I can have my cake and eat it too? well you know what I say? What else is cake for? and why would you have it and not eat it? So go out there get your cake and eat it! Not exactly easy is it? I`ve been listening to Tony Robbins while looking for another job, and he is so positive and up beat. Its kind of hard for me to listen to some one like tht and not be moved, So.... my first rule of cake and eating it is...... 1. Stay positive 2. Plan ahead, in other words before you quit line something else up or at least save some money and make a plan. 3.Get what you want. 4. Treat people like you want to be treated. 5.While looking for another job go volunteer somewhere. 6.Eat your cake and enjoy it.Trucking can be fun if you let it.

Errol V.'s Comment
member avatar

Robert, it's great to stay up-beat when you're looking for a job, because job hunting can get depressing. You have some good ideas here.

But in this post and you're other one, with hints on checking out companies, are making you seem like a know-it-all. I have learned a lot about the trucking lifestyle just be hanging out on this forum for five years. Some members have probably forgotten more than you have learned in two years, but by busting in here as you have, without getting to know the TT denizens, is a put-off.

Others have joined here, said "Ask me anything" and have disappeared. Don't be one of those.

The Trucking Truth web site has a rich trove of information aimed at new and rookie drivers. You are welcome to read, and contribute, as you can.

Hang out in the forum and get to know the members. Welcome to Trucking Truth.


Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
member avatar

We don't have to settle. There is no such thing as a perfect company in trucking or anywhere. One's attitude is 100%. We have to find the company that has the most of what we want then try to get them to hire us.

For me I love CFI because of how they treat me, the pay and the home time. Outside of working for myself, I have never worked for a better company. I love my FM. If he quit tomorrow, I would create a great relationship with the next one. When you become a top tier driver for your company you pretty much get what you want. I sure do.


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.
Tractor Man's Comment
member avatar

Robert, Wait a minute. In your previous post you quit your job before you had another one. In this post you point out things you have learned from Tony Robbins, besides eating cake, he said have another job before you quit? Which one is it?

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview



Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More