And So It Begins... Just Gave My Notice

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Mountain Matt's Comment
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Thanks, Bruce--I appreciate the advice and the perspective. I've been watching your reentry into the business with interest.

BoshJennett's Comment
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BoshJennett, sounds like we've got some similarities in our situations; your kid is just younger. It's always interesting to read about other people making career changes to get into trucking.

I'm glad to hear it's been going pretty smoothly. Yeah, I bet having your dog is nice. My cat died this year, so maybe down the line I'll think about another pet. Lol about it taking 5 states to pass someone... are those Eastern or Western states? haha

Hahaha I’m in the east coast fleet, I learned very quickly the 75 mph zones out west are no fun at 65, everyone is mad at you lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Thanks, TwoSides and Anne! And Anne, your turn is coming!!

I'm planning on it, SOON~!! .. For the now, families and ... (or ... are??? ) boundaries. I live vicariously through y'all. I wanna JOIN the Naomi & Rainy club, too! LoL....

'Tis why I read . . (and RE READ) EVERYTHING on TRUCKING TRUTH, haha!))

Keep ON keeping on, good sir.

Thanks!!!!!!

~ Anne ~

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Congratulations! You're about to start a great adventure. Truck school reminded me of when I joined the Army. You get a Greyhound ticket and leave you old life behind. You'll meet new friends, have new experiences and greatly broaden your horizons. When you do finally take some home time you'll be a changed man. Great move going tax-free before starting. Well done, sir.

Andrey's Comment
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Congratulations, best wishes and good luck to you and your family. Trucking is good - it gives people a lot of new knowledge, a lot of freedom, and quite a bit of money!

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Congratulations! You're about to start a great adventure. Truck school reminded me of when I joined the Army. You get a Greyhound ticket and leave you old life behind. You'll meet new friends, have new experiences and greatly broaden your horizons. When you do finally take some home time you'll be a changed man. Great move going tax-free before starting. Well done, sir.

Thanks, Pacific Pearl! I have been thinking of it as rather like boot camp in the military (not that I've been), but you point out some of the positive aspects of that experience. And yes, I figure that as long as I'm not really "living" in one state, I might as well avoid those state taxes!

Congratulations, best wishes and good luck to you and your family. Trucking is good - it gives people a lot of new knowledge, a lot of freedom, and quite a bit of money!

Thanks, Andrey! I am looking to challenge myself with new learning and a new profession. And the change to greater freedom (my desk is currently right outside my manager's office, in her line of sight!) and some income potential sounds pretty danged good too.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Nuts's Comment
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Congrats Matt! I bet it felt great to give your notice? Onward and upwards. I really think you have gone about this the right way and researched and made an informed decision on getting into trucking, I wish you the best in your me endeavors.

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Congrats Matt! I bet it felt great to give your notice? Onward and upwards. I really think you have gone about this the right way and researched and made an informed decision on getting into trucking, I wish you the best in your me endeavors.

Thanks, Nuts! It did feel pretty good to give my notice... Every job has its flaws--this one was no worse than others. But it'll feel good to change up the challenges involved after 16 years, I bet! People at the job have been surprisingly understanding of my move. Thanks again for your kind wishes!

TxCoach's Comment
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Congrats on the new career! I submitted my letter of resignation this week and am counting down to my last day of December 17th and will begin school in January with Millis. It was a tough choice for me between Millis and Wilson, they both seem to be great places to not only get started, but also places to stick around for a long time!

Reading your posts and the responses of others has been a tremendous help...I'm excited to be joining such a wonderful community and profession with you!

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Congrats on the new career! I submitted my letter of resignation this week and am counting down to my last day of December 17th and will begin school in January with Millis. It was a tough choice for me between Millis and Wilson, they both seem to be great places to not only get started, but also places to stick around for a long time!

Reading your posts and the responses of others has been a tremendous help...I'm excited to be joining such a wonderful community and profession with you!

Thanks, TXCoach, and likewise! This is a great community, and I'm glad you've joined. Congrats on your plans too! I've heard some good things about Millis, and what I've learned is that the important thing is to get started and stick around for a least a year with a company to get a solid work history going. You've got a great mentality in that regard.

What career are you transitioning out of?

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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