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He flipped out on me

My truck broke down last week and the supervisor shows up and tells me it’s MY fault because I did not do a good enough pre-trip. What happened was my other idiot supervisor strapped down a tire onto the catwalk and the strap broke, wrapped around my driveline and then tore up all my airlines. I told her it wasn’t me that did that. She then FLIPS out on me gets in my face and says that she doesn't need my attitude WHAT?!!!. The whole time I tried to get her to calm down but she wouldn’t. Guess I made her look bad. I told my boss about it and basically he said that I might be fired because I screamed at her and refused to listen. I did NOT scream. What the hell am I going to do now? Can he actually fire me over something that was not my fault??! Help!!!!

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Ed Addley
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After 30 years of professional driving I have to say, you the driver are responsible for making sure everything in,onand around your truck is safe and secure before you move the truck an inch. That being said you made a mistake which in no way allows someone else to be abusive to you. No matter what the outcome of this incident I would be looking for a better employer.

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Joseph Houck Jr.
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Well it really was your fault because if you saw it an knew it was not right you should have redone it to make it right and safe, sorry, just apologies

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Do you think I can actually do this?

I'm 22 years old and finishing college next year but I am thinking about taking a year off to help start paying these loans before I get buried! I've talked over my options with a couple of my old bosses, both used to drive. They said that I could do a training program with a large carrier like Swift, get my CDL, ride out my contract, and then use what I earn to pay tuition and loans. I don’t think it sounds like a bad idea and I def want to go back to finish school. I have come too far to drop out now. I can see the country and trucking would beat flipping burgers, wouldn't it? What do you all think I should do?

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Kevin Kerstin
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He said he was going back to college ...read it again man !!!

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Sean King
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Lots of companies will train and or pay for your training. But be careful and research the company first. Most will work you like a salve, try and talk you into buying a truck and some make you sign contracts that if you leave early you have to pay your way out. Avoid Swift, Prime, and Covenant. They are nothing but driver mills and Swift drivers are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. I see more wrecked Swift trucks then anything

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I need to help her!!

My mom works so hard to support me and my brothers. I been thinking about ways I can help pay her back and also get myself on my feet after college. I know truckers make good money but I want to learn a little bit more before I make the leap. What do you wish someone had told you before you started trucking? Any advice??? Thanks for all of our help!!

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Who

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Mohammed Khaja Pasha
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Ok giveme viza i com ani work you giyoui am redy

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I get so nervous!!!

We got hit with some serious snow recently and even though I am trained to handle this as a trucker and I always follow my own rule which is... Do not drive any faster than you can see....I still have that pit in my stomach. How do I feel more confident and not nervous when the road conditions are horrible?

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Jesse Enslin
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The only distance you can control is the distance in front of you. So go the speed your comfortable in your truck. No one knows your truck like you do.

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Ray Lee
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Stay nervous! It's when you get comfortable that you become confident then complacent. You do not want to become complacent in any driving conditions. Your nervousness keeps you aware and alert. When you become frightened it's time to pull over and wait it out.

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Keep my girl or my job???

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?

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Phil Hunt
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Elijah , Gloria is 100% correct here . Keep your job !! No disrespect intended here Gloria , but women are like trolly cars , if you miss one , there will be another one coming real soon . And she will be the right one for you .have you ever heard the expression “ the right women can and will help her man succeed and go places he never knew were possible in his life “ . Elijah , that’s the lady you need to hold out for .. you are doing great !!! Keep up the good work and never quit !!

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Chelsea Livingston
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Anyone who forces you to choose between them or your job needs to leave. Keep the job. It is more reliable.

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Yeah....can't explain this one.

I was driving back home around 3 in the morning and I had not seen my family for over 4 weeks so I decided to take a short cut through some pretty isolated back roads that I didn’t know too well. It was literally in the middle of NOWHERE but I figured if it got me home faster it would be worth it.

So I get to this part of the road with all of these old creepy trees on the side. I hadn't seen a house or anything in hours, it was just miles and miles of nothing. Then out of the corner of my eye, I notice what I think is a body hanging from a tree on the side of the road in my rearview. I do a double-take because when you are tried your mind can play tricks. I blink, look again and still see him clear as day. I put on my break, backed up quickly and drove over ready to call 911. Then the guy is just gone. Totally gone! I got the hell out of there, but I know what I saw.

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David Church
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There are many strange things in this world! I can certainly believe it; Maybe it was a brief intersection with another dimension.

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Just saying hey

How is everyone? I saw this earlier this week and wanted to share it with my trucker buddies. I know this country isn't always perfect, but we need to be thankful for what we have and take the small wins. We are pretty damn lucky in a lot of ways.

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Carolyn Scott
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God bless all truckers

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caren mazini
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God plan are great to everyone

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He told me I was a bad mother!!

I had a MD state trooper tell me at 2am last Wednesday that it was illegal for my child to be in the sleeper. I told him that was NOT true at all! I work as a team and my co-driver was sleeping. You have to have one if your kid is under a certain age, usually 5 but depends on the company. He tried to lecture me about being a good mother and I ALMOST lost it right there. My son is VERY well cared for, safe and loved. He ran my license then comes back and tells me to have a good one. No ticket, so I guess he knew he was wrong.

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John Loureiro
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If nick.com should be doing a real job instead of messing with other people

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Douglas Brown
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Md DOT are all dumbasses!!

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Have a good one

Hoping all the truckers here have a great and safe weekend. Can't believe the holiday is almost here. Anyone home for it?

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Dorothy Drawdy
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Me and I'm cooking this year..So happy to be home and not fighting thu holiday traffic.Yall have a safe holiday. My 18 wheels is parked till sunday

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Geoffrey Schrader
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What holiday?

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I am so lonely

How does everyone here deal with being away from your families? My husband is gone so much out on long hauls that I feel like our kids are growing up without him. I know he is out there making money for us, but it's fricken HARD being a truck driver's wife. Most of the time I feel like a single parent.

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Brian Dockery
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I'm the son of a truck driver and I know how hard it is be strong for him and the family. Ur husband isn't being a truck driver for fun. It's a job be patient. Contact me if u need more help

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Cameron Gutierrez's
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Hay is that your it's me cam

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