My name is Tim.

by Timothy Carpenter
(Liberty Hill, Texas USA)

I am 35 years old and about to start truck driver training next Monday. I have chosen this career path because I know that the pay is decent and I am tired of living paycheck to paycheck.

I am single with no kids so I figured that this type of work would be perfect for me. I am expecting to go to work for PAM for at least the first year while under contract for receiving my training.

I am told that I can expect to earn around $40,000.00 my first year. This is around $11,000.00 more that I have ever made in a single year. I am hoping that life on the road turns out to be cheaper than life at home so that I can actually start to save some money for a change.

PAM does not have a pet policy so for that reason I am expecting to look for a new employer at the end of my contract so that I am able to bring my dog Sox with me. The first year is going to be very hard on both of us I know. He is my best friend and loves to go with me anywhere I go.

As far as previous work, I've done a little of everything from being a telemarketer, waiter, cashier, forklift operator, security guard, certified Harley tech, to metal fabricator in a machine shop making custom golf putters. Some I left voluntarily, some where due to lay offs, and some I just lost the passion for.

All however afforded me the opportunity to further my horizons and helped to make me the person that I am today. I look forward to this new adventure and whether it becomes my life long career or just my next one. I plan to make the most of every mile.

Comments for My name is Tim.

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 28, 2015
Like to take SOX along NEW
by: Anonymous

Just an idea for you to consider before you start
training at PAM. There are big trucking companies that do provide training and do allow pets to ride along, usually after training run on the road with a senior, training driver,which can be up 6 weeks. If I were you I'd go on line and research the big companies that train and check on their pet ride-along policy. I've been off of the road for awhile so can't say which trucking companies are providing training and have a ride along pet policy. I love my pet very much, a cat, and couldn't take her along, even if allowed, she just couldn't adapt but dogs are much better riders.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Future Truckers Pofiles.