Celebrating 1 Year Total In Trucking This Week

Topic 31759 | Page 2

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:
Davy A.'s Comment
member avatar

Congrats man!

Moe's Comment
member avatar

Logged in today to the kind words on this thread, thank you everyone who took time to comment and congratulate. It has been a challenging road, but a one worth persevering on.

In answer to the two questions:

Packrat - my next goals honestly are just to work with marten for as long as I can and get good road and seat time. I’ve thought about hazmat in the future but right now I need more seat time and experience. Not only that but I need to get this move sorted out, my finances wuth Marten will make that piece of things easier, moving is not cheap!

Mr Harvey - I arrive in at our Mira Loma (same thing) terminal tommorrow afternoonish or early evening after delivery. I need to see where the next load takes me. Don’t thing I’ll be able to meet up. Most drivers only do an overnight there unless dispatch has them helping out with local deliveries. My next load will be routing me back up to the Pacific NW so I can start hometime next week and I typically run SEATAC the few days before going home, a lotta loads up there behind due to driver shortage.

Thanks again y’all keep trucking and moving forward! Speaking of which the 10 is done (a bit over I admit due to a restless night but I’m refreshed now) and I gotta pretrip and get moving!



Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations


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.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Old School's Comment
member avatar

A big congratulations from me Moe! dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif dancing-banana.gif

I love seeing these success stories. Getting this career started is not easy. Keeping it going isn't easy either. So far you've managed through the most difficult parts.

Keep on trucking brutha!

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview



Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More