I am so lonely

How does everyone here deal with being away from your families? My husband is gone so much out on long hauls that I feel like our kids are growing up without him. I know he is out there making money for us, but it's fricken HARD being a truck driver's wife. Most of the time I feel like a single parent.

We do what we need to do for us & our families.

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Get it in Writing.

You got the job offer, you are so excited. But did you really get the job offer?

Companies that are on the up and up will always, not sometimes but always do the following:
Send you a job offer, and what is included in that letter is Critical;. Keep that letter, make copies. Hopefully, you will not need to point anything out that is not being done.

Job offers can vary but they should at a minimum have the following information.

Start date…

Most jobs, for that matter most businesses, want an individual for hire to have great customer service skills, networking stills…

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Help! They fired me.

Last week I was doing a haul and the dispatcher told me I had to make it by 6 that night. It was my own STUPID fault but I drove faster than I ever do. I just really wanted to shut him the hell up and make it there. Well it rained hard earlier that day and I hit a big puddle. The truck skid and I flipped it onto its side. I called it in right away and then yesterday my boss told me I am fired. I couldn’t believe it!!!!! Anyone else ever get into…

Get an attorney

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Richard Swain Get an attorney for what? She was driving recklessly and had an accident. She damaged company property. It is not…

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He jumped out and ran away!!!

I have seen that people in this group that truck with their dogs. Well, I have my cat Franky. He loves being in the truck and he's just awesome. Last week I had a huge scare tho. I pulled over to use the rest stop and when I opened the door Franky jumped out and bolted towards the woods!!! I swear that cat means more to me than anything in the world. I ran after him and people at the stop came by to help call him and look but he was gone. I sat…

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I am so glad that Franky came back to you. I am sure you would have rather spent that two hours on the road, but sometimes cats…

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Anthony Harrington You are SO right Anthony. Why is that? Haha! Thank you for your kind words.

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He pulls me over and then THIS happened!

I was doing a long haul a couple days ago and had my dog Purdy with me. I love my little girl!! Not even 10 miles out DOT pulls me over. They tell me she can’t have her head out the window and that he is going to write me a ticket!!! I start to freak out, but as he is about to write the ticket Purdy starts to cry and puts her paw up in the air and kind of waves at him like she is saying hi over and over. He asks me if I taught her that. I said I…

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That won’t get you any points

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Dispatcher wanted me to drive when I was tired

So last week I had to change sleep schedules a few times because of the timing of the loads. I ended up having a 10hr break and was able to grab a full nights sleep but then a half hour into my drive I was told to take another 10hr break. Of course I couldn’t sleep again so soon so when that ended and my dispatcher sent me out with a new load I was dead tired a few hours into the route. I pulled into the next stop and called in to let them know I…

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Give me a little break, then I'd continue..

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He went through my personal belongings!!

Last week after passing the scale I was pulled over for a DOT inspection. Figured it was routine when the officer asked if could see the inside of my truck. I got nothing to hide so I said sure. I was not carrying anything I shouldn't, but all of a sudden he starts rifling through my stuff and finds a large plastic cooking knife that was next to a spatula and some seasonings under my seat. I have a microwave in the back and sometimes I cook stuff…

He was wrong, but some of them think they are police!

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Carol Oneill they are the police

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Thank you Lois Martin !

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Does anyone drive for both?

I used to only do Lyft but I started driving for Uber too this past month. This way I can get the best of both worlds. I do like Uber's app a little more tho. Anyone else drive for both?

I drove for both but have found that I get more pings through Uber

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He flipped out on me

My truck broke down last week and the supervisor shows up and tells me it’s MY fault because I did not do a good enough pre-trip. What happened was my other idiot supervisor strapped down a tire onto the catwalk and the strap broke, wrapped around my driveline and then tore up all my airlines. I told her it wasn’t me that did that. She then FLIPS out on me gets in my face and says that she doesn't need my attitude WHAT?!!!. The whole time I tried…

Yes, a supervisor as that needs to be fixed!

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I had NO idea!

I am sure any fellow trucker could tell you that they cover a LOT of ground. I had no idea how much.

This is pretty amazing!

Interested in becoming a truck driver?

Let us know so we can help! : )

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Where is their closest facility to Joliet, IL? Please LMK Thank yo

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