I Wouldn’t Trade This Job For The World...

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Jakester's Comment
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Well it’s been about 2 months solo, been quite busy, I guess not a bad time to start trucking, have gotten into my fair share of rookie jams, not fun but managed I not hit anything and honestly my backing still sucks, the yard dogs at our terminals are cool and Jump in my cab and offer advise, good people actually good people all over this company, it’s been basically a 2 year run (august will be 2 years) closed my business in Boston uprooted the wife and kids and settled in Houston, it’s been one hell of a ride, mom and dad both in there 90s and would love to head back and see them but with all this going on not even possible, someday soon, hope all you drivers are safe and well, I wouldn’t trade this job for the world...

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Well it’s been about 2 months solo, been quite busy, I guess not a bad time to start trucking, have gotten into my fair share of rookie jams, not fun but managed I not hit anything and honestly my backing still sucks, the yard dogs at our terminals are cool and Jump in my cab and offer advise, good people actually good people all over this company, it’s been basically a 2 year run (august will be 2 years) closed my business in Boston uprooted the wife and kids and settled in Houston, it’s been one hell of a ride, mom and dad both in there 90s and would love to head back and see them but with all this going on not even possible, someday soon, hope all you drivers are safe and well, I wouldn’t trade this job for the world...

Glad to read things are going well for you, Jakester. Survival of the first year trucking is both the most crucial, as well as the most difficult. Stay positive, as you are now, and you’ll be fine.

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Jakester's Comment
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Thanks PR, a lot of people don’t understand back home, you drive a truck big deal, I may of been one of those myself at one point, but damn was I wrong.....

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Well it’s been about 2 months solo, been quite busy, I guess not a bad time to start trucking, have gotten into my fair share of rookie jams, not fun but managed I not hit anything and honestly my backing still sucks, the yard dogs at our terminals are cool and Jump in my cab and offer advise, good people actually good people all over this company, it’s been basically a 2 year run (august will be 2 years) closed my business in Boston uprooted the wife and kids and settled in Houston, it’s been one hell of a ride, mom and dad both in there 90s and would love to head back and see them but with all this going on not even possible, someday soon, hope all you drivers are safe and well, I wouldn’t trade this job for the world...

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Glad to read things are going well for you, Jakester. Survival of the first year trucking is both the most crucial, as well as the most difficult. Stay positive, as you are now, and you’ll be fine.

good-luck.gif

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Sounds like things are going really well so far. Keep up the good work. This career is very rewarding both financially and the adventure. I'm pretty sure most of us when we initially pondered the idea of driving didn't understand the complexity behind it. I remember thinking that all you do is sit behind a wheel and drive, how hard could it possibly be!

Jakester's Comment
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Ya RT, funny isn’t it, 3 kids 70 employees through good times and bad, IRS, Audits and just about anything you could imagine, nothing has made my mouth dry more in this life than backing into a tight spot low on time and knowing there is 2 Spots left the TA for a reason, it’s my biggest challenge ever and just one to be one of those drivers who whip it in and out and no worries

Sounds like things are going really well so far. Keep up the good work. This career is very rewarding both financially and the adventure. I'm pretty sure most of us when we initially pondered the idea of driving didn't understand the complexity behind it. I remember thinking that all you do is sit behind a wheel and drive, how hard could it possibly be!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jakester's Comment
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Well have my first student and all is going well, been a while since a post, just really been hitting it hard, looking forward to this new chapter and really want to give back and pay it forward, I will be a good teacher and my guys will have confidence when they leave my truck, that is my ultimate goal

Navypoppop's Comment
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Jakester,

Glad to hear all is going well for you. I moved the my family south to Floida from NJ many years ago and started over and I would do it all over again. Just remember to MAKE time to go and visit the older parents because their time is limited and the guilt you will feel for not going is heavy. I know I've been there and you can't change the feelings of guilt for not going. Good luck friend.

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