So where does everyone live at. Me,I'm in Grand Haven, MI. and I drive local,I'm home every night and every weekend. I hope that's not a bad thing to be in this group.

I’m from N.C. and I’m a local driver as well.

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I need advice. I've been a company driver for three years now, but I'm thinking about financing my own truck. I have friends who are FB owner ops and they have mixed advice. It's a 2017 Freightliner, 72,000$ 200k miles, OEM warranty. This would be a big risk for me and my family. What are somethings that I should know about switching from driver to owner op? How bad are the yearly expenses? TY - Rich

RICH ARSTRONG..... I WOULD Say Go And See What CHRIS WILLAMS Has To Say About Trucking Its SO SO True What He... see more

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Hey everyone - what's the single best piece of advice you can give to a newbie trucker? I've been asking around and love to hear everyone's thoughts. Thanks!

You must like it and enjoy it or it's not going to work out I've been doing it for over 48 years

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Trucking has changed so much since I retired back in 2003. The quality of drivers are not as courteous and not as professional as before.The reason is the Electronic logs and the rate of pay have been reduced. The amount of training required to obtain a CDL has dropped. I would to get back on the road but the body say I’m too old.
I may seek a local dispatcher position in Houston area.

Your sooo right Jim, but, I go back a long ways the caliber of driver's today are no comparison to those years ago... see more

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What is this new FMCSA Drug and alcohol clearing house rules about /for ?

I've been out of trucking for 5 years now due to becoming a care giver to my parents, so it's been a while. I'd like to hear what's going on with C.A.R.B. in CA? I only had a run in with them once for idling in 96 deg. heat.

You shut it off & wish you had an apu. There's lots of areas like that...there zero tolerance....soooo then you... see more

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Retired after 40+ years on the road, open to any questions !

Contests!! Wife ride with you?

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Meant CONGRATS!

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Thanks for accepting my invitation.

Recently graduated from CDL school and ready to hit the road but something I’ve noticed is that my sleeper doesn’t have a refrigerator, and rest stop food is real nasty. Any tips for bringing food or ways to make food on the road? Something simple. I don’t want to gain too much weight on the road. Please share your ideas

Electric cooler for perishables. Small microwave, crock pot, and/or electric skillet. These should handle most of... see more

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you hit the nail right on the head bene there heard that so many times in 19 years I laugh every time I hear them... see more

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