It's a real good company to work for
I wanted to say thank you to all of the drivers and dispatchers that have been putting in long hours over the last few weeks.
My dad has been a CDL driver for 25+ years and I am always so appreciative of him and everyone in the industry.
Whether it's a travel ban due to inclement weather or a nationwide "quarantine" due to the Coronavirus, you all continue to do your jobs around the clock to assure that stores and hospitals can stay stocked - you're true heroes in a time of crisis!!
Please stay safe! Thank YOU for your commitment to your community. <3
"There's a patriotic obligation," he said. "This company is carrying on and supporting essential needs to truckers who, in turn, provide essentials to Americans." https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/21/cars/truck-stops-coronavirus/index.html #Trucking #deliverydriver
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.
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 in it. I am not a criminal but this guy said I was lucky he didn’t arrest me right there. For what? Carrying a large plastic knife??! He also told me he could put me out of service. My wife and kids need me and we NEED this money so I was polite and listened to everything he said, but it sucked. I wish I had told him NO when he asked if he could look around. Would that have been worse you think? Did I do the right thing?
Just to give you a little more information I been in the trucking industry for 40 years In every aspect in the business.
Thank you for your time. Sandra Miller
Mega-employers like #Walmart have a bigger responsibility to keep workers healthy - especially now with #Coronavirus. Its good to see they're looking out for their drivers. https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-turcking-walmart-truck-drivers-buy-supplies-company-cards-2020-3
If you have concerns about your medical examination and certification, and renewal of your license during coronavirus, read this link below (the bulleted items are the main part). Basically, in response to COVID-19, yesterday the DOT has waived some requirements for CDLs, CLPs, and non-CDLs from now June 30, 2020. Thank you for what you are doing and hopefully this gives you one less thing for concern.
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?
If you want a balanced life I think you have to get home most nights and eat dinner with your family or at least get home. That’s what a 9-5 job provides. There are some truck driving jobs that allow that, but most of us over the road haulers do not have a balanced life in my opinion. Of course everyone has an idea of what they want their life to be like. To me, a good day on the job is lots of miles, drop and hooks, and being able to get to the truck stop early to find a spot and have a nice clean hot shower followed by a good meal. What makes it a really great day is if I am going to make it home that night after being away 12 to 19 days on the road.