Looking to follow my dream of being a truck driver since I was ten years old.

by James Kevin Walker
(Athens, Tennessee U.S.A.)

On a very long road trip for a vacation with my family when I was ten years old, I was mesmerized by those monstrous vehicles.

The eighteen wheelers set me on a path to what I just knew would hang over me for forty years now.

Life just kept getting in the way, college, US ARMY, kids, then 41 years ago I retired
With a small pension and 401k.

Three years later my lady and I found out that nothing is 100% foolproof. We got pregnant and I thought, well, my son is going to go to college, and I want to build him a house so he'll always have a home
no matter where the wind blows him.

I started researching the trucking business a year ago. My dream was going to finally come to fruition. I want this more than I've ever wanted anything except being a Dad.

I'm not perfect but there's one thing I can vow. No one will outwork me, out drive me, and no other employee will produce for your company than me!!!

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Dec 24, 2018
Athens, TN driver
by: Anonymous

I hear you; about the same here. Old guy with a young wife and now our youngest child is 12.
Trucking gave me the means to buy a home for him in Las Vegas, so it's ready when he finishes college in the future. I'm also from Tennessee, but now live in Las Vegas. His house is in a gated community and the value has really jumped since I bought it. Worth $360K now even though I didn't pay even close to that. It will sure give him a head start in life after the university buy not having a mortgage payment to deal with.
Best wishes to you also. One of my neighbors here is from Johnson City,TN.

Sep 13, 2018
Athens, TN NEW
by: Anonymous

Do you have a cdl yet?
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