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A friend of mine just recently quit his job to go to school to be a trucker. Will he make a living?

He just bought a house and I cannot believe he quit his job. He has a wife and couple of little kids. I am suspicious he will leave the area and leave the wife when he gets the truckers job. I am divorced from an over the road truck driver and he was a dog to say the least. He chased women and never seemed to have any money.

Asked By: happydawg - 7/8/2006
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Truckers make good money. Plus he doesn't have to deal with people or the public much.
Answered By: submetropolis - 7/8/2006
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Truck drivers make a decent amount of money, but they are away from home alot. I know a few truck drivers and they seem to be doing okay.
Answered By: Dagfinn - 7/8/2006
 
Some of them make very good money, but it does take a little work. Your suspicions may be right on though.
Answered By: pappa_15 - 7/8/2006
 
Yes...he will leave the area....Truck driving takes you everywhere....yes, he will make a living....Starting pay for a trained driver starts at about .32 cents per mile. If he drives 500 miles a day, he makes $165.00 a day, 7 days a week average.
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Answered By: Massive Mann - 7/8/2006
 
My husband quit his job a month ago and did the training for trucking. He is just now getting into his own truck. The company he went with got him a local route where he will be home every nite and the money they say he will make is awesome!
Answered By: Kimmey - 7/8/2006
 
A honest man will make a honest living with hard work. A shady man will make some money and will be doing the shady side of the trucking that we see on the 20/20 episodes. Sounds to me like he's a little shady- what you see is what you get. Pray for the family and the man to have a good honest life and maybe you'll... More
Answered By: VICTORIA D - 7/8/2006
 
that depends on who he drives for i make a good living
Answered By: chuck t - 7/8/2006
 
My husband was a company driver over the road for alot of years. Recently we bought our own truck and are doing very good. Even with the high price of fuel. You have to ask the brokers if they are paying a fuel surcharge plus the mileage. Dont take a load unless they do... More
Answered By: linluv2001 - 7/8/2006
 
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