Saw this post on Facebook or somewhere and saved it because it's SO true and sharing it with this group.
1- Cover your ass. Take pictures, get it in writing, scale everything, get a dashcam and run it all the time.
2- NEVER trust a dispatcher.
3- Never enter any place you don't know how to get out of. Throw the brake, set the 4 ways and walk yourself in. always make sure you can get out.
4-. Don't screw over the next guy. Leave the truck... see more
I have been looking for months for a job and I was beginning to get discouraged when a job, it's a retail job offered to hire me. I accepted but havent gone for the orientation yet but the date is scheduled. The same day I accepted I received two other interviews one of which I really would like. How would I tell the original job that I no longer want the job? Of course I wont tell them anything if I dont get the job at the place I really want... see more
If you are married driving over the road then you better have a strong relationship or you will be divorce
I notice more and more states are shutting down lots more rest stops to cut costs, which forces us to park in empty parking lots or on the side of interstates to get some sleep. Where do you all park your truck? Do you guys think this will ever get any better?! I am annoyed!
I’ve been working all my life. Single mother 3 kids with oldest just graduated. I’ve been in HR for 11 years now, associates degree, with same company for that length of time and I feel I’m underpaid. I’ve said something plenty of times and when I did was told if wasn’t happy find a new job. Seen people come and go like a revolving door even stayed when my boss of 15 years left. Always being praised how good of job I do. Excellent work... see more
I just recently split from my wife and I'm really down on my luck. Bills are piling up and I'm having a hard time finding a job that pays enough to keep the lights on. I don't have a college degree and all the jobs I qualify for pay barely minimum wage. I'm getting depressed and don't know what to do. I'm one more late payment away from being tossed on the street.
I came across an ad for an opening at Ryder Trucking that seems to offer decent... see more
I’m a 57 year old man with 33 years of supervisory and managerial skills. I’ve ran companies alone, and owned and operated two businesses. My deal was that I liked working with people, and have applied to many companies. Only to be told that they have decided to proceed with other candidates, only to find out that they were much younger than I. I wasn’t asking for 70-100k a year as they were probably were thinking, just a job so that I could get... see more
I just started trucking to help pay off some of my loans. I like it more than I thought I would, but recently my girl asked me to stop. She says I don't spend enough time with her anymore. She said to pick my job or her, that's messed up! I like making money, I NEED it! I feel like I am screwed either way here, but should I keep the girl or the job?
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