Retired From Trucking Six Years Now After 42 Years On The Road. Just Published This Book Which May Help People Decide On The Career.

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Charles T.'s Comment
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Hi, I promise not to promote more than just this once. I like this website and it fits in with my writing. Thanks.

CHARLIEWHEELS: "The Road Won't go on Forever"

My trucking career began in 1975 “by the seat of my pants”, as they say. The thought of driving a large vehicle all over the country was exciting and was something I had always wanted to do. I had read a tractor-trailer driving manual on the topic 3 times before I went on the road with absolutely no trailer truck driving experience. This occupation is unique in so many ways and full of challenges. However, it is a necessity for our comfort and survival. It is a dangerous and sometimes frustrating career, but as someone once said, “It’s an endless, mindless, thankless job, but somebody has got to do it” Do it right, drivers. Don’t get in a big hurry and mess up your life or someone else's. Safe and intact is the way you want to end each trip. Do not take unnecessary chances with this career! Don’t think that this is an easy way to make a living. It may be easier than a lot of ways, but you really do have to know quite a bit and learn some skills to do it safely. The stories here are true and describe my life on the road from the beginning, all of the way to retirement. Not every story that I have of course, but many of the more interesting ones. Enjoy the ride!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I like this website and it fits in with my writing.

We're always looking for writers and experienced drivers that enjoy helping new drivers get their careers underway. Are you interested in sticking around and taking part?

BK's Comment
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I just ordered a copy. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. It’ll take a while to get because I have no physical address and anything I get from Amazon I have to get sent to my grandson for pickup when I get up to his location.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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I like this website and it fits in with my writing.

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We're always looking for writers and experienced drivers that enjoy helping new drivers get their careers underway. Are you interested in sticking around and taking part?

I just ordered a copy. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. It’ll take a while to get because I have no physical address and anything I get from Amazon I have to get sent to my grandson for pickup when I get up to his location.

Thank you, Charles !

I've ordered as well.

Brett, it would be amazing, if he joins our community.

~ Anne ~

ps: BK, could you get the Kindle format? The paperback will take a week... AUUGH!

pps: I'm not a 'huge' Kindle fan. . . I'm always staring at a screen. Prefer a BOOK !

Here's a photo from his history!

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Roy B (Giddy) 's Comment
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I just ordered one to.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Anyone get theirs? Mine should be in today.

Wish the author would stop back! Kinda miss Dave Wickenhauser up in here; but then again, he didn't participate in our discussions, either.

I'll let y'all know, once I read this book . . . sure sounds similar to Brett's journey, though.

I'll find him . . . . rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif if he's good!

~ Anne ~

Roy B (Giddy) 's Comment
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Yes Ann it came in yesterday. Its an entertaining read. Iam a seventy's child like Charlie so i can relate to his stories. And also I would like to hear from the OP again to.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Yes Ann it came in yesterday. Its an entertaining read. Iam a seventy's child like Charlie so i can relate to his stories. And also I would like to hear from the OP again too.

Thanks Roy !

Mine is due today; I'm excited! Yeah, I hope he stops back as well. Maybe I'll shoot him an email, once I delve into the book .

Thanks again,

~ Anne ~

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Awwwww COE's worked on many of those back in the day, so much easier access to do in frames on, with lots of room, once that cab's tilted over lol.....Long noses I'd remove the hood assembly = more time getting open access to everything under it lol

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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