Coming Back To Trucking After 30 Years

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Teresa R.'s Comment
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Hello All! I have followed the boards for quite some time but haven't said anything. Anyhow I'm Terri from Tennessee. Years ago I had a Chauffeurs License but my husband was insistent I did not need it (we are since divorced!). So I went back to truck driving school (which I find ironic as 30 years ago we would talk crap about truck driving school graduates! Gee...look at me now!)

I have decided to go with Werner Temperature Control division. I'm feeling really nervous as it seems so much has changed in my absence. I'm not really sure I have a ton of questions but I am glad there is some support to be found here. I would absolutely adore tips and tricks or tell me what its like being a woman out there in 2019! Well, last time I drove if a woman was in the parking lot after dark it had to be for some nefarious purpose. Is that still common?

Rainy 's Comment
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Hi and welcome back

Rainys Articles

Scroll through my articles as i have some on women, safety, and the lifestyle. Werner is a great choice.

There are so many women out here men dont usually notice anymore unless you need help, then they clamour to you. lol

A lot of women drive and many ride with ther husbands.

we are here and you will do great!

Deb R.'s Comment
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I have been solo OTR for almost 5 years. Most times, women drivers I see are half of a team; when I do see another solo lady, it feels like we are part of a club. I restrict my out-of-truck time after dark, depending on location. I travel with a dog, so that makes me feel safer and the company is nice, but a dog is a fair piece of extra work. I have only seen a “night worker” one time, and no one has ever mistaken me for one, but I am 61 years old, so that may be a factor, ha ha! I just do my job, and gender has not been an issue for me. Occassionally you can play it in your favor though, by asking the office gals where the driver’s bathroom is, and they may say “oh, honey, you don’t want to use that nasty bathroom, come around here and use ours” and believe me, it is always soooo much better!

OTR:

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.

Teresa R.'s Comment
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Thank you ladies! I am trying to start with Werner but I’ve been sitting at a hotel for a week now waiting on a trainer. I was t picky on male or female smoker or no smoker so I am definitely hoping it works out!

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