DOUBTERS EVERYWHERE

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SAMUEL C.'s Comment
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Eh.

You can always remind them that staying in their stale, boring desk jobs so they can support all their debt, while ignoring their own dreams is even more dangerous than driving a truck. They'll just die slowly, accepting mediocrity, as they never had the guts to try something new and exciting, while stress and a dull lifestyle fill their arteries with plaque and their hearts stop before they realize their whole lives just passed them by.

But no worries. ... ...At least they had good benefits.

LOL ...was that too mean?

-mountain girl

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Mountain Girl, your description on the cubicle farm brought tears to my eyes. Greg D, glad to have you here. I walked away from a 17 yr career in health care and I start my first driving job on Monday. I have the same mentality you do, push me down and I will push back harder. I still have friends that are amazed at my career change, but Mt Girl put so eloquently. If your wife and kids are behind you; in their eyes, you can conquer the world. Good luck!!

mountain girl's Comment
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Mountain Girl, your description on the cubicle farm brought tears to my eyes.

-Samuel C.

I hope those were tears of laughter ...

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-mountain girl

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
movingmetal's Comment
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Hey not trying to troll mountain girl but this is not a time for smileys and emojicons. We're serious about are career paths and we have kids. This is no easy time. We dont talk about being in a cubicle or a front line for jokes. We cry about the **** because it is behind us and its time to move on. This man is making a serious career move and I dont think hes here to joke. Im not crashing a party im just being real. This man came here for advice not to joke.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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This man came here for advice not to joke.

Don't sweat it movingmetal. Everyone that comes here asking for help will get it. We always make sure of that. We also have a lot of people that have gotten to know each other a good bit and we joke around sometimes. Don't let that confuse you about how serious we are when it comes to helping people. We make sure everyone gets taken care of.

movingmetal's Comment
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This is a great site brett. This really is trucking truth

Matt S.'s Comment
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Great Answer!

Sometimes a little laughter and lightheartedness is good because it relieves anxiety. Mountain Girl's intentions were really good. I really don't think she intended to detract from the seriousness of the OP's situation. The neat thing is we here can band together to support each other and care enough to be "ruthlessly honest" when the time calls for it. Cubicle land was a personal hell for me and when I got home after quitting I had tears of joy and anxiety both. Laughter is really the best medicine.

Mike L.R.'s Comment
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Great Answer!

In my opinion the trucker stereotype is do to media. Everyone thinks that trucking is a hillbilly, redneck, job and all truck drivers do is pick on 4 wheelers amd cause massive wrecks on the highway. I have been tboned by an 18 wheeler and yes the driver was illegally driving. Actually he was illegally living in america as well. That does not mean that Mr. OldSchool, Brett or any other trucker is the same as this one driver. You have your kids support and more importantly your wives blessing. Honestly in my opinion that is all the support you need. I am in the same boat with my family because they know i take ADD medication and im am forgetful. I have one brother that believes i can do it and that is all i need all other niegh sayers are added to my motivation list. I am going to respectfully prove them wrong and so should you

Colleen W.'s Comment
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When I told my brother I was going into trucking he asked me what kind of tattoo I was getting and was I going to start smoking. When I told a friend I was going into trucking her comment was I didn't know you were gay. I kind of like smashing stereotyping.

Jimbo's Comment
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When I told my brother I was going into trucking he asked me what kind of tattoo I was getting and was I going to start smoking. When I told a friend I was going into trucking her comment was I didn't know you were gay. I kind of like smashing stereotyping.

Wow...those are some new slams that I've fortunately never heard...lol. I can't say alot of people have said anything negative about it. Maybe because, as Daniel reminded me, I'm old(er). The only things I've heard from people were "is being away ok with your wife" and "you wont make much money doing that". I truly believe that most people are envious that I can afford to make a run at something considered such a different lifestyle than the typical 9-5. And I honestly believe that if more people had the ability to choose and got past their fear of change, they'd do something similar. Hey...you only live once.

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.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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When I told my brother I was going into trucking he asked me what kind of tattoo I was getting and was I going to start smoking. When I told a friend I was going into trucking her comment was I didn't know you were gay. I kind of like smashing stereotyping.

While tattooing and smoking is a personal choice I guess I had no idea that people actually associated truck driving with being gay. It's funny cause truck driving is a choice and being gay is not. Funny how people will assume a certain thing about a certain group of people. Granted we are all guilty of it from time to time, myself included, but never thought this was one of the connections being made.

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