Starting My Trucking Career In A Couple Weeks!

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AJ H.'s Comment
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Hello all,

I've been lurking this forum for awhile and must say, just by reading the posts, it seems like one of the friendliest forums out there.

I will be starting my trucking career in a couple weeks. I was recently accepted into KLLM's trucking school here in Texas. I am very excited about this and my fiancée is supportive of my career goals. I already have some experience with driving an 18-Wheeler, from when I attended a private trucking school in another state a few years back but I couldn't finish due to events out of my control, so I already have an idea of what it takes to drive one.

I realize driving a truck is not like driving a car but one thing I enjoy is driving. I've driven pretty much all over the United States (Except for California and the Northwestern part) My fiancée knows I love to drive which is part of the reason why she is supportive of this career.

I will admit, I am a little nervous about the school, especially when it comes to the testing. Tests always give me anxiety.

Anyways, I am very excited about starting my career in trucking! If I have any questions, I'll be sure to search on here first and if I need anymore help, I will ask.



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.
Old School's Comment
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Congratulations AJ!

Please, don't let the fine folks at KLLM convince you to lease a truck. You need to be a company driver for several years before considering that option. Learn how the business works, learn to be efficient. Hopefully once you've got it all figured out you'll also have figured out how good you have it as a company driver.

I Never Reccomend Leasing A Truck. The best way to advance your trucking career is to just learn to be the best there is. That's the path to success. There are no shortcuts. Being the owner is way overrated and completely misunderstood in my opinion.

Turtle's Comment
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Good luck AJ, best of luck to you. Don't hesitate to come here with any questions.

AJ H.'s Comment
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Thank you Old School and Turtle. I have no desire to lease with KLLM or any company for that matter. I'm going to take this one mile at a time and go from there.

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