Can Truck Drivers Make More Than Web Developers?

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Moses O.'s Comment
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Here s another hurdle...most boarding facilties will not take a pet more than 30 days. i checked this out too. In NJ they wanted $700 for a month of boarding my cat and limit all animals to 30 days.

they say it is for the "mental and physical well being of the animal".

Thanks Rainy, it's something I thought about too. I checked with my vet and was told they do help client to board pets more than 30 days as some people go on military mission, and have to leave their pet behind for boarding. The mental state of the dog is what pain me. The vet said we should leave behind a few pieces of our clothes so the pet still can detect our scent. There is a lot to think about, if Prime has a pet boarding facility in Springfield, MO, imagine all the possibilities!!!!

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Moses once you commit to trucking; while you are learning your head needs to be clear, unfettered with worry and concern about anything that can distract your focus and compromise effort. Please do not underestimate the degree of difficulty when being schooled. Under the best of circumstances, the failure rate is high.

Not trying to dissuade you from attempting it, but your dog is obviously very important to you right now, a big part of your life and a determining factor in moving forward. I’d suggest your dog may actually deal with your extended absence during training perhaps better than you will. Food for thought.

Good luck with this decision.

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Hi Moses I dont have any experience as a truck driver to give you an advice but I was in your situation. That is the only reason I am commenting. Few months ago I got laid off and I was making 90K. The only reason I came for driving is because I love driving and I am not even thinking about how much I am going to make for next 2 or 3 years. All I am thinking now is how to be a good driver and I want to learn as much as I can. People may have different opinions but my advice is just don't go for driving only to make money. Do it only if you love it.

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JJlearner wrote:

People may have different opinions but my advice is just don't go for driving only to make money. Do it only if you love it.

Totally agree with this. JJ cleanly struck the nail square on the head.

Moses O.'s Comment
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Hi Moses I dont have any experience as a truck driver to give you an advice but I was in your situation. That is the only reason I am commenting. Few months ago I got laid off and I was making 90K. The only reason I came for driving is because I love driving and I am not even thinking about how much I am going to make for next 2 or 3 years. All I am thinking now is how to be a good driver and I want to learn as much as I can. People may have different opinions but my advice is just don't go for driving only to make money. Do it only if you love it.

Thanks JJlearner. It's the programmer in me that always analyze the pro & con of everything. Being Asian, I'm also money minded :D But in reality, I think I can find peace on the road. A few years ago, I drove from Kansas City to South Florida for relocation. I enjoyed being on the road, seeing the country side, the farm land (enjoyed Arkansas, Atlanta stressed me out!). I used to drive from Kansas City to Tulsa Oklahoma to attend the state fair, all the road trips intrigued me, seeing dense fog cover the road on both side of the car at 4 am, like a scene from Sleepy Hollow.

As an IT person, I lost interest in technology, Netflix, computer game, all those just become a "meh" for me. For my side hobbies, I do scuba diving, underwater videography, landscape photography....... my point is, I don't think I have problem to adapt to the outdoor on the road lifestyle. I would like to get out of the 9-to-5 lifestyle as soon as possible, but I also need to find a smoother way to transition out of that office lifestyle. I hope it make sense.

Another reason I'm drawn to trucking is, I want to see the country. Like I said, I plan to retire in Asia in 5-8 years. Trucking would give me the opportunity to see many parts of the country that most people won't see.

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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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