What's Your Favorite And Least Favorite Part Of Driving Big Rigs?

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Drew D.'s Comment
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Favorite: Driving without shoes

Least favorite: Being told I am an A-hole for driving without shoes.

KIDDING!

Favorite: Being self accountable for my work. If I do good work, thats on me. If I screw up, its on me. I really enjoy earning not having to interact with too many people. But I also worked retail for 11 years in a past life. You can see where this is appealing.

Least Favorite: Poor communication. It is a huge pet peeve of mine but I hear it is a "trucking" thing so I will have to just deal and adapt to it. A close second would be truckers "making their own parking spots" at truck stops after hours and causing blockages. I try to leave around 3-4am every morning so I can plan parking for the following evening and it drives me insane when I come within seemingly centimeters from tapping someone else's rig because of it. You are just not awake enough to deal with that kind of nonsense.

What's your favorite and least favorite part of driving big rigs?

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Operating While Intoxicated

Ryan B.'s Comment
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These are amazing! Definitely makes me look forward to getting my CDL and being out on the (mostly) open road getting paid to drive and see the country. I know there will be ups and downs as there are in every industry, but I'm really hoping that after trying pretty much every other industry out there that this is the one that sticks and breathes some sort of life into me lol

That's exactly what it did for me. I worked retail, fast food management, warehousing, and sales before I found truck driving. It's the only job that truly feels like something more than just a job.

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.
Moe's Comment
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Favorite part driving and seeing the country , least favorite part is dealing with the occasional feelings of isolation and loneliness

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