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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

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Staying in compliance with DOT, the cost of insurance, repairs and diesel cost. Be prepared to keep logs on any... see more

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Hi everyone Im 22 years old living in the Seattle area and looking to start a career as a truck driver. I just recently left college after realizing school just isn't for me. SInce I left school my parents wont let me come back home so I want to start over with an exciting career path. I have the money to get my CDL and want to focus my attention on becoming a local driver. I want to start a family some day and would like to be home at night. I... see more

What I can tell you is this dont do it times have changed and we have to many stupid want tobe a truck driver out... see more

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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

Always look and observe the area you are approaching at all times

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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!

Listen to a real truck driver not a steering wheel holder and always stay in the right lane never in the left or... see more

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I am a former librarian who just started driving trucks for a living. I started because I used to accompany my fiance on some trips and thought it was such an exciting job being able to travel the country! We are now thinking about getting into team driving for long hauls. He's been a driver for over 15 years. Neither of us have kids, just two mini schnauzers who we'd be having on the road with us.

Has anyone been on the road with their SO? Did... see more

Panther Logistics hires teams. My wife and I have been driving together for years now and Enjoy most of it. Good... see more

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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

I have been working for 40 + yrs if you don’t protect your self they will up to you up pick you up . Always CYA

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Chew you up and spit you out. Ps I hate iPhones

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I finally got word today TSA approved me for my HM, Now the test!! studied for mo. I got this GREAT NWS ON MY WAY yippppp!!

Hazmat endorsement I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Did my exam today @ the DMV & passed all 30 questions with a breeze, Thanks... see more

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I drive safe and when I see people on the road doing these things it just pisses me off. Let's ALL be safe out there and use our heads.

1- Driving under bridges that are too low
Just because you THINK you can make it doesn’t mean you can! Read the clearance signs people! I have seen guys take out the tops of their trucks before. What a mess.

2- Skipping your walk around
Don’t get lazy! Check your damn tire pressure and your lines. PERIOD.

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Just plain old common sense something a lotta people lack these days

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What was this guy doing that he couldn't see my truck in the middle of an intersection? the news paper said the truck collided with the car. The guy killed his passenger, but the out of state truck drive got blamed. I was just making a turn on a green light. The vehicle was owned by the state, so who do you think the cops covered up for ? I lost my CDL after 38 years of safe driving. No one person stood up in my defense. Sorry,Couldn't get the... see more

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Love the dash cams. They don't lie and will catch the rear views too. Another example, one of our drivers was... see more

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Is my pretrip INSPECTION hard

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Starting something new is always hard. With time practice and patience it becomes easier.Persevearance is key... see more

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