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Considering a career as a truck driver, any insight and advice?

so i have a couple questions...first and foremost i know i would be doing a lot of driving..i love driving though and it's the only thing i'm really good at. I deliver now, i've driven across the country, to canada, florida...one time i even drove from oklahoma city to philadelphia without stopping (27 and half hours..i know that wasn't safe) so that parts def fine with me. I only drive stick and i'm up to the challenge of learning how to drive a big rig.. the only thing that bothers me is i dont like to be away from my sig other so much...so are there truck driving jobs that i can take without driving over the road like regional or statewide?..being a new driver and how readily available are those jobs? I also hear that some companies will let you partner up with your husband/wife? I'd like to get more insight on that? and also how many female truck drivers are there? and is being a female truck driver at truck stops any more unsafe than being a male one? anything else to add? um i work 60 hrs a week now ...ok to philly was my vacation so i wasnt racing (just trying to get the point across that i can drive long distances and dont care) go back to school? i dont really fit in in the business world for one and two i dont really have a bunch of money to spend on college. not only that but to make more than i currently make i would need at least a batchaelors and what exactly would i get that in? the reason im considering the field is because i enjoy driving and even though i make alright money now i dont get great benefits, vacation or 401k and that was something im looking for. to clarify im not the one who gave you a thumbs down and how dare you even think that you'd hurt my feelings.. let me just add a few more details to your smart a$$....where do you get off correcting my spelling?..im on the internet, not writing a friggin midterm paper...second off why don't you mind your business with where i want to live. I don't feel like spending a fortune on a new house, i don't want to fix an old one. I don't want to live in a townhouse but I would like my yard to be taken care of. I don't know where you live (probably xenia, ohio or something) but where i live we don't have trailer parks they're modular home parks and they're actually a bit classier than trashy. are you trying to stalk me? why are you so concerned with where I live? get a life, you're pathetic and you really think i gave you a thumbs down..it was more likely somebody else who found your initial remarks rude... i don't waste my time going that intimately over people's responses you should know that if you're so d**n curious about my other questions..half the time i don't even pick a best answer. and you're the messiah?? decided to snoop over your crap and realized that you're nothing but an annoying little teenager..after all not many old truck drivers listen to nofx and give crappy advice on guitar equipment. and what's this descend to heaven with me?? you're a freak or a loser pretending to be a crazy freak and i don't have time for people like you so do everybody on here a favor and never answer or ask a question again.

Asked By: crisis - 9/22/2007
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ok in order. most companys will allow you sig other to ride with you even if they don't drive. Yes there are regional routes that get you home every night or every other night , most companys reserve these jobs for "experienced" drivers. If you hire on and train thru a company the first several months you will be "in... More
Answered By: P W - 9/22/2007
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Do you realise that on the oklahoma to philadelphia trip you only averaged 50 miles an hour? If a trucker makes 34 cents a mile he is lucky.Multiply that by 50 and you will make a whopping $17/hr. I recomend you go back to school and stay away from trucking. Laws nowadays require you to log trips and restrict driving... More
Answered By: nofx - 9/22/2007
 
There are many female truckers today, much different than years ago. I have a friend that went to a truck driving school back in the 1980's. He is still a trucker and has earned a nice living doing it. Most companies will allow husband/wife teams, they are not to concerned about who is in the cab with you, there... More
Answered By: Ricky H - 9/22/2007
 
Truck Driving is one of the fastest growing profession today. You see more and more women and minorities is the cabs. There are Husband and wife teams in the long haul area. You can find home overnight jobs but you see the same roads everyday and it gets boring. Truck stops are improving today but there are still some... More
Answered By: cmltn41 - 9/22/2007
 
I drove for a while, it gets old and the time away from home sucks. Just curious, do you deliver newspapers.
Answered By: Bill D - 9/22/2007
 
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