Enrolling for truck driving school soon.

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    Feb 07, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    I will be so happy when I get my CDL. I can meet new people and be calm about making my own support network because I'll be traveling so much I may never see them again.
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:29 PM GMT
    And make good money.
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:32 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidAnd make good money.

    Actually, if you've talked to any truckers lately, the money has gone down and the pressure's gone up. Lots of them have gotten out of the business. They say that the incentives are all directed towards getting them to drive longer under unsafe conditions; their benefits have been slashed by turning most of them into contractors instead of employees, and the rates for various hauls have been repeatedly cut.
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:37 PM GMT
    Gee. I'm sorry to hear that, Aristo (or "Aristotle" as my auto-correct repeatedly changes it to).
    I saw a documentary on modern trucks and truck stops a few months ago that made it look very inviting, very futuristic.
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:26 PM GMT
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    Mar 06, 2014 11:43 PM GMT
    What could be added to the furnished bed for sleeping inside those big trucks to make it more inviting? I need to make another personals ad for a study buddy.
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    Mar 07, 2014 4:06 AM GMT
    Rakequiescent saidWhat could be added to the furnished bed for sleeping inside those big trucks to make it more inviting. I need to make another personals ad for a study buddy.

    Red velvet wall covering. A mini mirrored disco ball.
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    Mar 07, 2014 4:09 AM GMT
    Your best bet for a job in the trucking industry is to get on with a large company as a driver. Set hours, somewhat decent money, benefits and the possibility of a long term career…however not likely. Being an independent is a tough gig. Good luck.
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    Mar 07, 2014 5:27 AM GMT
    Rakequiescent saidWhat could be added to the furnished bed for sleeping inside those big trucks to make it more inviting. I need to make another personals ad for a study buddy.

    I like lumpy's suggestions but don't forget the inflatables.

    (without the cowgirl ofc)
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    Mar 07, 2014 5:45 AM GMT
    Rakequiescent saidWhat could be added to the furnished bed for sleeping inside those big trucks to make it more inviting. I need to make another personals ad for a study buddy.


    Black Corinthian Diamond-tuck leather and flannel, lots and lots of flannel.

    Damn bro, should have said you were looking to team drive--get on with USA or Polar than get back with me, before Obama takes my CDL away.
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    Mar 08, 2014 1:32 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidI'm sorry, but you're way too cray cray to be behind the wheel of a big rig. icon_eek.gif Add in the meth, and I just don't see how you're going to get certified. This is a joke, right??


    Why do you think I'm posting this? There could be people who are using because they are insecure and don't have a place to go. Now, if enough research has been done that, er um, shows you can get paid training I'm sure you could see how drugs are dwindling in my presence.
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    Mar 08, 2014 2:35 AM GMT
    it's awesome cuz of all the rest stop gloryholes you'll have access to.
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    Mar 08, 2014 2:36 AM GMT
    Import saidit's awesome cuz of all the rest stop gloryholes you'll have access to.

    And the hitch hikers.
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    Mar 08, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
    Rakequiescent said ... I get my CDL ...
    be careful even outside professional driving to keep your record clean. best of luck.
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    May 07, 2014 3:26 AM GMT
    Import saidit's awesome cuz of all the rest stop gloryholes you'll have access to.


    Not 1 so far

    Also 75 - 90% of truck stops are absolutely degenerate yet believe themselves above such things...

    Like truck stop = Target = Walmart = Equivalent family value self loathing mirror necessitating garbage
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    May 07, 2014 3:28 AM GMT
    The trucking industry could be muckraked very much...
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    May 07, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
    Rakequiescent saidI will be so happy when I get my CDL. I can meet new people and be calm about making my own support network because I'll be traveling so much I may never see them again.

    This actually makes sense.

    I could never be a trucker; I'd never have the patience to downshift for all the traffic trying to cut around and in front of me.
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    May 07, 2014 5:17 AM GMT
    Rakequiescent saidI will be so happy when I get my CDL. I can meet new people and be calm about making my own support network because I'll be traveling so much I may never see them again.


    wait, what?
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    May 07, 2014 7:11 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    Rakequiescent saidI will be so happy when I get my CDL. I can meet new people and be calm about making my own support network because I'll be traveling so much I may never see them again.

    This actually makes sense.

    I could never be a trucker; I'd never have the patience to downshift for all the traffic trying to cut around and in front of me.


    I've never cussed so much my entire life.
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    May 07, 2014 9:22 AM GMT
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    JohnSpotter saidAnd make good money.

    Actually, if you've talked to any truckers lately, the money has gone down and the pressure's gone up. Lots of them have gotten out of the business. They say that the incentives are all directed towards getting them to drive longer under unsafe conditions; their benefits have been slashed by turning most of them into contractors instead of employees, and the rates for various hauls have been repeatedly cut.


    I take it your trucks don't have tachographs (i.e. a mandatory device that automatically records speed, distance and driver's breaks etc) like we do here in evil socialist Europe. Drivers' hours here are restricted by law for public safety and driver welfare reasons. I'm sure yours must be too, but how are they enforced if not by a tamper-proof recording device?
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    May 07, 2014 11:29 PM GMT
    ^^
    Is called a qualcomm for many

    Uhmmmmm
    Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa those exist...

    I guess they finally decided to let me know that they know when I drive faster than corporate policy....

    Its so annoying
  • westsideindy

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    May 08, 2014 12:35 AM GMT
    I have been a driver for a year and a half now it kind of makes you feel like a gypsy.I like it though in the money is very good.if you want to get your CDL you can never ever drink and drive again your CDL is golden.
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    May 08, 2014 12:42 AM GMT
    Lol you're toats the dl truckers I see everywhere!