How Many Of You Quit Trucking?

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Forex & Trucking's Comment
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How long have you been behind the wheel? any regret in having your CDL , was it a joke?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Hello and welcome.

In regards to your question, I advise you to tread lightly sir.

Some may consider it an attempt to rally the silent, disgruntled minority, or to simply start some sht. I guarantee nobody here thinks their decision to get a CDL or the business in general is a joke.

I like to give new folks the benefit of the doubt... Can you maybe explain what you're interest is? Are you looking to become a driver? Are you trying to prove or disprove some rumors you might have heard? Please share what your interest is. It will help you get more answers.

Rest assured, if you are serious about seeking truth and knowledge, you have come to the right place.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Errol V.'s Comment
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I think the prime who "quit trucking" aren't in this form to answer.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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I think the prime who "quit trucking" aren't in this form to answer.

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I'm trying to picture Brett creating a subforum on here for drivers who have quit the profession. Im not talking about people who retire or need to move on for personal reasons. I mean the terminal rats who decided the profession sucked and was stacked against them within their first 2 weeks solo.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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How long have you been behind the wheel? any regret in having your CDL , was it a joke?

So much for objectivity, right?

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To be clear, trucking is not for everyone. In fact, it's not for most people. It's a challenging job and lifestyle which requires large doses of mental fortitude, independence, creative thinking, people skills, and time management. It also includes taking on some genuine risk.

That being said, it can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling occupations in the United States. The pay is some of the best you'll find in any blue-collar profession. The adventure is unmatched. The good deed you're doing for our society is critical; truckers are literally the lifeblood of our society. We circulate needed goods.

I can say with full confidence that trucking is no joke. Getting your CDL could be the key to an amazing future or a stepping stone to even greater things. It's a very challenging and rewarding profession, but many people never find their way successfully in this industry. No one can guarantee success, but I do not know of a better example outside of the sports world where you will succeed or fail based on your own merits.

If you'll work hard, get along well with the people you work with, listen well, and do everything in your power to be safe and reliable, you'll almost certainly earn a great wage and be treated very well. If you look for opportunities to enjoy yourself out there you will find an endless array of adventures at your fingertips.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Joseph D.'s Comment
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It’s not a job for everyone. But I’m happy to say I have had my CDL for 5 and 1/2 years and have made roughly $350,000 (gross pay) No regrets over here lol.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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I should gross about $80,000 this year as a company driver. If it's a joke, I'm laughing...all the way to the bank!!!

Not sure what you're trying to get at with that question. I'm guessing you had a bad experience or just couldn't hack the lifestyle? That's ok, no everyone's cut out to drive a truck. Besides, theres tons of fast food places hiring at the moment and several factory jobs, most with starting pay over $10 an hour. Good luck. I would however like it if you explained your point.

PackRat's Comment
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I quit every day when I do my 10 hour break!

Moe's Comment
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10.5 , forgot your 30 min break..........

I quit every day when I do my 10 hour break!

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Been at it over 3 years. Loving it.

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