What My Dream Trucking Job?

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Rubber Duck's Comment
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For me my dream trucking job is pretty simple. I want to get home Friday at some point don’t matter much when. Have Saturday and Sunday off and leave out maybe 4am Monday mourning. Also I must gross 1500 or more a week. Also I must pull flatbed because I wouldn’t have it any other way. Can this be done and what steps should I be taking to make it happen one day. Probably a pipe dream I know: Thank you all.

NeeklODN's Comment
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Honestly I think the only thing on here hard to find would be the over 48 hours off every weekend. The other stuff seems attainable.

Tractor Man's Comment
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That may require moving to another planet. Not saying its impossible, but certainly not common. You may want to get on Elon Musk's waiting list. You could possibly be the first Flatbedder on Mars!

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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For me my dream trucking job is pretty simple. I want to get home Friday at some point don’t matter much when. Have Saturday and Sunday off and leave out maybe 4am Monday mourning. Also I must gross 1500 or more a week. Also I must pull flatbed because I wouldn’t have it any other way. Can this be done and what steps should I be taking to make it happen one day. Probably a pipe dream I know: Thank you all.

I think it's amusing when flat-bedders talk about "pipe dreams". You guys haul all the pipe, so you have already achieved your dream.

Old School is the professor emeritus of flat bed trucking, so he should be the one to advise you about the things on your wish list. I think the best career path for any flat bed driver would be to try and imitate him.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Old School is the professor emeritus of flat bed trucking, so he should be the one to advise you about the things on your wish list. I think the best career path for any flat bed driver would be to try and imitate him

Old School runs his ass off, I don't think he is home ( or off) every weekend. I may be wrong.

NeeklODN's Comment
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Old School is the professor emeritus of flat bed trucking, so he should be the one to advise you about the things on your wish list. I think the best career path for any flat bed driver would be to try and imitate him

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Old School runs his ass off, I don't think he is home ( or off) every weekend. I may be wrong.

Correct. With the account he is on, not an option.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Old School is the professor emeritus of flat bed trucking, so he should be the one to advise you about the things on your wish list. I think the best career path for any flat bed driver would be to try and imitate him

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Old School runs his ass off, I don't think he is home ( or off) every weekend. I may be wrong.

I didn't mean to imply that Rubber Ducky would be able to accomplish all his wish list. Few of us ever do. I was wishing to win the lottery and I didn't. But I found a quarter in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Jamie's Comment
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But I found a quarter in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

That was my quarter, please return it! wtf.gifrofl-1.gif

Bruce K.'s Comment
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But I found a quarter in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

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That was my quarter, please return it! wtf.gifrofl-1.gif

Heads or tails?

Rubber Duck's Comment
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These replies are pretty hilarious. “First trucker to driver on mars.” That has me crying. 2-1/2 years of flatbeding and that’s how close I am to realizing my dream. I’m about as close to mars as I am my dream. Sometimes the planets and stars align and I meet my goal but it takes a lot of luck. Like a big money load that gets me to the house on Friday and then a few strokes of logistical genius from the Dm and I have the home Friday leave Monday week. But for the most part it’s home late Saturday leave early Monday or home late Friday and leave early Sunday. Usually always with less than 10 hours left on my 70. When I was about 11 years old my dad bought me these vhs tapes off of TV called where there’s a will there’s away. If only I could find them tapes right now.

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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.
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