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Welcome to Truckers USA! We're happy you're here.

This group is for drivers to share stories, ask questions, and discuss anything and everything related to a career behind the wheel.

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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.

My father was a truck driver and I have nothing but respect for you guys. You are correct about the professionalism... see more

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Many of you have heard about the Celadon Bankruptcy situation that has affected over 3,000 drivers across the country. The Indianapolis-based company has left thousands of employees jobless right before the holidays, leaving many drivers stranded mid-route.

As more of this scheme gets unraveled, it becomes more obvious that the situation is more convoluted than it once seemed.

Curious to hear your thoughts about this...

Hi ! I would prefer to have a stable and safe job! I have experience for drive , fork lift truck, painter and more... see more

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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?

As far as you making a big decision I would say this everyone needs a job jobs are so hard to come by I would... see more

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This is awesome! Thank you for sharing Richard Rooney !

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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!

Don't ever drive your truck into an area or jobsite where you can't back out the way you went in. Also if you drive... see more

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Keep an eye on them springs. The company says they have a good maintenance schedule to catch these problems and there have been two trucks that had broken springs. One was in a turn and caused a rollover.

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It's Those springs lol

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Hey, all! I am working on a project - an app for truckers to connect and share day-to-day work stuff. Worth pursuing? And if yes, what would be some cool features to add?

Lol George Westlie no sure if such tech exists. Btw, guys do you use Instagram? Thoughts? Our app is kind of... see more

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Andrey Biryuchinskiy Oh, you meant technical stuff haha, I know, I was just blowing off steam lol. Thankfully, I... see more

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I started driving a semi back in 1976 have carried a dog with me up till the time in 2000 Doberman Pinscher and then later I had a Rottweiler named Chelsea the best time I ever had was the weigh station in outside of Richmond Virginia and the. Guy came up to my window and told me I couldn't have a radar detector and I said fine I'll take it down he should know I'm going to reach in and take it and I said I wouldn't do that if I were you lie said... see more

Yrs ago they could keep it..but they didnt take it down...they changed that law in the 90's I think

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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... see more

Not true... probable cause will do it...but that has to be proven

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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

#3 is crucial, especially if you're pulling a combination of vehicles. NEVER drive into an area that you can't back... see more

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