Hey everyone, last week was my first accident in 8 years of driving and I feel like such an idiot. I was finishing up my last load of the day and the dispatcher had me change to a 53' and pick up from a yard I've never been to. I tried to turn around and misjudged the amount of room I needed to turn with my tandem placement. I dented another drivers exhaust stack and backed into a utility pole.
I told my supervisor obviously he was not happy... see more
Fall In Love With Your Work Again
Everyone wants work that they are enthusiastic and engaged with, even passionate about. Remember that feeling that you had upon receiving an offer to that job that you really wanted. The excitement of the new position with all the possibilities for growth and accomplishment ahead of you. Perhaps the dream job with promises of professional rewards that would follow as you rise with the organization.
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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!
We have a lot of Truck Driving Jobcasers. Often we hear a lot of upside in that career choice. The Atlantic recently ran this which highlights more of the challenging side of it.
I’ve got a lot of respect for truckers- a hard job that keeps this country running.
So reprinting this here for anyone interested.
I'm not a truck driver, but my husband is. I've been on the road with him for many years. I've been a driver manager, manager, dispatcher in trucking. By comments I've seen about some of your dispatchers. Sounds like your company needs to retrain them or the driver needs a new job. Dispatchers are not perfect, but your not their only driver. I've never had issues with my drivers when I dispatched because I gave my driver's respect and they gave... see more
Because I'm wanting to get my CDL to go after steel myself for me to build with and yes I'm a welder
Living in Calera, AL now. No longer living in Washington
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Ok so my gf is a truck driver (for 6 Months now) with a terrible company and she has a previous felony ,but she's not a bad person. It happened in 2013 but hasn't had anything Else besides a ticket . We're needing to know what companies will hire with a felony on the background along with just 6 months of working. I'm needing advice , possibly recommendations !! We're located in Mississippi.