Now I'm Worried

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Christopher L.'s Comment
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I know becoming a professional driver. Ones with some apprehension, but I am being told I'm to much of a "people person" to drive a truck. I actually enjoy my alone time a lot more than people think. Being a minister I do talk with a lot of people, but when it comes to down time I enjoy the peace and quiet.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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While true, being a loaner definitely helps a people person will definitely have its advantages. When at a shipper or receiver you maybe able to talk your way into getting in and out faster than the grumpy gus in front of you.

Don't over think this you will be fine. ;)

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PackRat's Comment
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You also are aware that it is stated in the Bible that one should not worry.

Trucking will accept nearly all personality types.

Steve L.'s Comment
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We all get told lots of things. But be of good cheer! Be IN the world, not OF the world.

😎

Christopher L.'s Comment
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Thanks you guys, see even ministers need reminded about the Word of God from time to time.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I know becoming a professional driver. Ones with some apprehension, but I am being told I'm to much of a "people person" to drive a truck. I actually enjoy my alone time a lot more than people think. Being a minister I do talk with a lot of people, but when it comes to down time I enjoy the peace and quiet.

The joys of trucking. Most of the time I am by myself as you will be when driving. You have the option of using a CB radio to talk while driving and a headset for handsfree phone calls although I don't recommend too much of that as it is still a distraction. When you are stopped you can easily strike up a conversation with those around you...or not if you so choose. If you need the word of God there are many truckstops with a chapel church made out of a trailer or often times a local church within walking distance that would love to have you, to share the gospel and fellowship.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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I am being told I'm to much of a "people person" to drive a truck.

My question would be who is telling you this? What kind of authority are they on truck driving?

Christopher, you are going to find that this industry is one of the most diverse careers known to man. There are drivers out here who are so cheerful and friendly you can't get them to shut up once they've struck up a conversation with you. There are others who are surly and cross. They probably wouldn't speak to their own mother if she randomly showed up at a truck stop. Then there is every shade of in between those extremes. I don't know how this person came to think you could be too much of a people person to drive a truck. Don't let others set your goals and aspirations. Live your life and drive your own road. Be who you are and don't let others dictate how you should conduct yourself.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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cheerful and friendly you can't get them to shut up

*Raises hand , Guilty @ times* hahaha

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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cheerful and friendly you can't get them to shut up

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*Raises hand , Guilty @ times* hahaha

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Christopher L.'s Comment
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cheerful and friendly you can't get them to shut up

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*Raises hand , Guilty @ times* hahaha

Sounds like my future father in law and my ex father in law both former truckers

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