Do You Guys Remember Mountain Girl?

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Old School's Comment
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Mountain Girl is one of our members that we haven't heard from in a long while. She and I had a phone conversation years ago when she was needing some help with a problem on the road. I saved her number and she saved mine, and I guess we talked maybe two or three times. She got really good at this stuff and didn't need our help anymore. Since then, I've missed her great attitude in our forum. She, like so many others, graduated from being a clumsy rookie and went on to develop a great trucking career. She drove line-haul on I-80 in the Northwest for years. That's one tough gig in the winter, but she rocked it, and gained a lot of valuable experience.

Early this morning my phone went off notifying me of an incoming text message. To my surprise it was Mountain Girl! She said, "You got a copy?" I said yeah, and we texted back and forth for a while. It was great fun to hear from her. She is still driving trucks and she is employed these days by Schneider. She is still doing line-haul, which is an ideal gig for her situation. I know we often wonder what happens to all these people we see coming and going in our forum, but there's a lot of them still out there chasing that black ribbon. We might not keep them here once they get the hang of things, but we sure have been partially responsible for helping some of them make a good start at this.

I felt like a proud Daddy after that conversation. It was just nice to hear from one of the people that we helped out years ago. There's a lot of them out there, and I can promise you they are some of the best truck drivers in the market these days. Thanks to all of you that participate in this forum. It has meant a lot to many new truckers and their trucking careers.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Nice to hear. I was wondering about her recently.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Thats awesome to hear. I'm glad she was able to overcome the rough start she had.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Great! And I really appreciate your words of wisdom last year. I decided to stay at my current gig and it has gotten better. I logged 128k+ miles last year.

Your advice is like a steady rock along a treacherous path. 😎

Old School's Comment
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Thanks Steve!

Yeah, it's awfully tempting sometimes to look at those other pastures and think they are really green. Generally we will do better by working at improving our current situation. It's a whole lot more productive than trying to start all over and establishing ourselves at a new gig.


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PackRat's Comment
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I miss here, too! Glad to read she's doing well.

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