What Made You Want To Be A Driver?

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Auggie69's Comment
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Hey y'all. New guy here. I am considering joining the industry and am really torn on what to do. I've spent my days so far working customer service jobs. I really am passionate about helping people, but don't really like customer service jobs that much. I also am not a home body whatsoever. I like going out as much as I can and I don't mind driving. I am just not sure if trucking is right for me. I doubt myself a lot and don't know if I'm "enough" to get into trucking. I'm kind of always seen as an underdog and don't really feel like I'm good at much, so I worry I would sabotage myself if I got into trucking. So what got all of you into trucking? How did you know it was right for you? Any advice on how to make a decision about what to do?

Money. I hired on at FedEx Express making $16hr. After 6mos I found that FedEx Freight will not only double my pay but will TEACH me how to drive a rig.

Um, duh.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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My family has been involved with trucks in one form or another for a combined of about 120 years. So it was only natural plus I really like driving and it is one of the few things I am good at.

The money is a huge upside too not going to pretend it isn't. Not many other jobs where someone can make 100k plus on a GED or less.

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