Truckers USA

Truckers USA

  Public • 67k members
Share Group
Report Content
Join this group to post and comment.
Chris Williams
over 6 months ago

Not everyone understands

Trucking is not a job it’s a lifestyle am I right? Sounds stupid but it’s true. You work long ass hours, see some of the most beautiful sights in the world and some of the worst. You eat bad food on the road but meet good people. To me the road is home, always has been. You shouldn’t truck if you just need a job, because you’re setting yourself up to fail. You truck because you’re ready for a challenge and you want to make a change in your life. Anyone with me on this? Looking forward to meeting some other truckers on here.

82
70 Comments
Like
Comment
Share
Jennifer Keller
over 6 months ago

Upgrading my career

So I'm going to be going out of state to start my career as a truck driver in November so I've put in my resignation on Monday so that the Principal can turn it into the board and I let transportation know also so that they know that they need to have someone in the driver seat of my school bus beginning November 1. I've been driving the school bus since January 2016 and I really love the job. I can't afford the salary that I receive for doing the job. This was never meant to be a lifetime job but a step up to getting my CDL. My purpose has been met so the time has come that I was finally ready to step out of my comfort zone and go to school to upgrade my Class B Driver License to a Class A Driver License. I achieved this in 6 weeks and completed my training on August 30 and earned my Class A Driver License. I'm nervous about this trip but I'm excited to be able to get more necessary training under my belt and be able to start earning my Class A driving experience so that I can get better runs that will have me at home every night for the next two years. My son is a Sophomore in high school and my daughter is a Junior in high school. I also have two dogs whom I am the main care taker of. In the mean time my husband who is a Union Iron Worker is going to have to try to stay busy with work close to home which is bringing more financial hardship on us. At the same time he has been wanting work that would have him to be at home everyday since I was expecting our son 17 years ago so it's a win for him while also a burden because it's hard for him to have enough work to keep him busy at home to bring in the necessary income to pay the bills.

28
34 Comments
Like
Comment
Share
Kevin Harrington
over 6 months ago

We love honking too

Just in case anyone is ever wondering if we get tired of people doing the ‘pull’ motion for our air horns.. We don’t. I remember being a kid and loved being able to convince a trucker to use their horn and I still get that same feeling when I can do that for a kid. It’s one of the brighter parts of what can be an otherwise pretty boring day

69
34 Comments
Like
Comment
Share
Jim Asleson
over 6 months ago

Jim

Be safe

6
Like
Comment
Share
Aquasi Shakespeare
over 6 months ago

Am Evans from Ghana I started suffering from social amenities on my child I need job for catering my family

I need job for my social amenities because I always struggle to get money am from poor home everyone is not helping me for education or anything else

2
1 Comment
Like
Comment
Share
Jennifer Keller
over 6 months ago

Needed home time to take care of sinus issues and DOT Physical Compliance Issues

First day of home time and I'm in surgery to open my sinuses up so I can breathe through my nose. Day five I go in for post op to get packing taken out of my nose. I've been trying to get set up for a sleep study and I'm told my company deactivated my insurance. I call my company HR to be told that is was deactivated on the first day of my home time while I was in surgery for my sinuses because they termed me out of the system. She transferred me over to my Driver Manager who reinstates my employment back as if they had never termed me out but my insurance is still inactive. I'm supposed to have a sleep study tonight and I'm told my insurance has not be reactivated yet. This is a pretty dirty way to care for your team members. I hope no one else goes through this kind of garbage from their company.

UPDATE: My Insurance was reinstated by 15:30 and I was able to go through with my sleep study.

2
7 Comments
Like
Comment
Share
Virginia Cutler Stewart
over 6 months ago

Getting started

Hi. I'm Ginny. I have my cdl but have had nothing but problems getting started. I went to school at a mega company, got my cdl but didn't get the road hrs..still being charged 6k. Disaster from the start. I actually got to drive 10k miles with small company in SC..which I wasn't covered by their insurance so there were things I couldn't do. So basically I need a trainer for road time. Ive spoken to several companies and been turned down. Is it possible to obtain without starting over in another school?

16
80 Comments
Like
Comment
Share
David Graves
over 6 months ago

Am I supposed to be psychic?

So I just finished getting loaded and I looked at my GPS routing before pulling out and it was showing the shortest route to a near by state route. I didn’t blindly follow the gps but rather pulled up the road on Google and scrolled through the street view to make sure that there wasn’t any signs showing that it was restricted or weight restrictions. No sings showing so I proceeded down the road. I came to an intersection one block from the state route. After pulling through the state route a guy in a white pickup truck pulled me over and told me that I was on a restricted road to which I replied there was no signs posted. He said “I know, we stopped putting them up because they kept getting taken down, but I can give you a website to go to and it will tell you all the roads you can’t be on.” He then took my information and wrote me a very hefty ticket.

Okay, so we went to court and because it was a civil issue, we still had to pay a fine but the judge reduced it by 60% which gave me a little breathing room but it was still steep if you add in the attorney cost.

41
123 Comments
Like
Comment
Share
Mark Ennis
over 6 months ago

Gonna miss my VOLVO

Have to say goodbye to a great friend - Been driving a Volvo for 2 years & loved it (bright red rig like the one below)... she's gotten me through snow, dust storms, whatever. Older rig that's gotta get retired so company's gonna get me a new one. Hoping for something good... been reading some good stuff about the Pete 379 and Macks.

What's your favorite rig ever?

2
16 Comments
Like
Comment
Share
Roy Valsale
over 6 months ago

wasn't paid for repair time

Hello everyone good morning,wanted to ask everyone a question. I recently had a trip where I reported a ripped up tire during pretrip but wasn’t paid for repair time. This hasn't happened to me yet since I'm pretty new... but what should I do... just let it go?

3
15 Comments
Like
Comment
Share