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There are a LOT of details involved with my question, so please bear with me. I have been a successful taxi driver in southern California for about 10-15
So I'm in a 2015 international with179k miles and we are burning a little over a gallon a week is that normal? Also we just notice a loss of power with
Hi all - As I mentioned in a previous thread, I'm beginning a two-pronged career - both writing and driving. As I start my foray into writing, I'm also
Does anyone have recommendations for an insurance company that isn't totally outrageous in pricing. I understand a lot depends upon your drivers and
When my husband and I team he got on my nerves. he was so negative and very controlling. I was so stressed out, I didn't have any energy. I was always
I previously posted about trying to get a job to help with the finances while my husband is getting in the experience he needs in order to go with another
I'm a mother of a two year old and I will like to know is it a good idea for a mother of a two year old to go into trucking? I will also like to know
Whats the cost of the ticket for talking on a cell phone in Memphis, Tn?
Where do I begin? First of all, what an honor to drive across our beautiful Nation, delivering goods to America, with my husband (I think he is the best
Got a ticket in Memphis for talking on cell phone. Anyone know how much its gonna cost? I had nothing on my driving record...
Hi all, I'm excited to be embarking on a new career in the trucking industry as well as the driving industry. I'm a recent college grad who has been lucky
Driving a huge truck is no easy job. We are away from home for days and weeks at a time. And we have to put up with traffic and rude inspection officers
Hey, I am just curious and doing some research about carpal tunnel and truckers...when you are hired on at a company like Old Dominion or Schneider National,
Five years ago I was charged with small marijuana possession, paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property. The stolen property was a street sign i had
My husband is in training and even when he has a significant amount of free time at certain points, he doesn't call me or seem to want to talk. Sure,
My husband has been driving a truck for 4 months now. He's home every other weekend. He's home a total of 5 days a month. Its been difficult at times,
driver has disability placard and wants to drive a haz mat truck hauling fuel. is that legal?
Hello my name is Jané i am 29yo and when i started trucking i just turned 28yo a month prior. I was looking for jobs all over in Florida and kept coming
I am an owner/operator, so I am able to find my own jobs through Next Trucking! It's a new technology in the trucking industry, and I really think it is
If i've taken a medical exam within the last 6 months and my exam is good for 12-24 months can a new employer force me to take a new medical exam?
I blew a trailer tire. Can I go to off duty on my log book?
The truckers wife of four years now . It is very hard at times. We have a 21 year old girl and a 9 year old girl and a 7 year old son who has disabilities.
What is a relationship? Understanding the difference between the way a man and a woman thinks might help you in understanding your trucker.
Trucker life is a slightly different adventure every day. These videos and pictures my account of a day will help to you experience trucking life over the road.
Can a over the road truck diver deduct down time driving and empty load to go and pick up anothe4r load.
Once again it's time for the IOWA 80 Truckerstop Jamboree. Starts today and lasts until Sunday Eve. The will have all kinds of vendors and plenty of
Cross Missouri state line I-70 WB with Illinois in my rear view. Pull me into the scale and get a green arrow for the scale lane. There's a truck already
Two years ago during a dark period in my life, I refused a dot drug screening. Will that affect my ability to get a hazmat endorsement?
I keep telling you that these great higher paying trucking companies which treat drivers good are out there.
(Despite the rhetoric of all trucking companies are the same...)
But I also tell you in order to get a job there, you need to have a great driving record and attitude for success.
Case in point. Shah Trucking out in Chattanooga TN started with 1 truck and trailer and in 2 years will have 10 tractors and 12 trailers.
How did he grow like that? He has the attitude and work ethic that I talk about here on Life as a trucker for trucking success.
Guru Shah took pride in his job performance, followed through on promises and did what was expected of him by customers. (Probably going the extra mile at times)
When he started hiring drivers and adding trucks, he used careful selection of experienced drivers with a like mindset and positive attitude.
Because Guru either genuinely cares about people as much as growing a business and not just making a dollar, he treats his drivers like human beings.
Therefor drivers are loyal and happy. He doesn't have to worry about turn high turnover common in the industry.
So I bring you this story not only to let you know about a company that you might want to check into... shahtrucking.com
But also to reinforce the idea that with the right attitude and mindset which I describe here...What is a good truck driver
You can make trucking what you want it to be as a driver or trucking company. Just a few days ago I talked about trucking industry losing jobs.
Trucking companies with management having the right attitude, would be sought after by shippers and receivers and they would have loyal drivers.
The trucking companies with the worse management and business practices will be the ones losing freight.
Keep your record good and keep your eyes open for trucking companies that care about how they serve their customers and drivers.
Message to Trucking companies: Place value on the coaching, hiring the right drivers, treating them fairly and delivering what is promised to shippers and receivers. (But also make shippers and receivers pay, when they take advantage of you, the truck and drivers and pass it on to drivers.)
It's money out there. You need the right attitude to access it you guys.
I was at Schneider orientation and failed one part of the pre employment exercises. I'm trying to locate those exercises so I can work on getting my heart