I Am a Truck Driver

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 202 People

    Trucker

    I see a lot of different things. But because I'm constantly moving I get lonely at times.
    bigg22 bigg22
    22-25
    1 Response Apr 2, 2012

    Hello! I am new truck driver

    and I have 3 mounth experience! Like everybody I want to make money! :)) problem is I don't wanna work for company, i wanna work for myself! I wanna ask you guys , which one is better: owner operator or take truck for lease or I have to keep working for company? Thank you for...
    Askarbek Askarbek
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    Wanting To Get Home For Christmas

    Way back before "Rock and Roll" I bought an old worn out 1951 Autocar shell. It included a frame, radiator and cab. Installed a worn out Cummins 275 Diesel with a Supercharger. (A gear driven blower, way before turbo's) 5-speed main and 3-speed brownie and a set of ancient rear...
    Yellowglen Yellowglen
    66-70, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2012

    I drive truck across country

    and I am always alone. The pay is good but sometimes it would be nice to just talk with someone. There are so many wrong choices a trucker can make and I can admit that I have made a few of them.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 11

    Not OTR but I drive for a living.

    I work for Brinks and drive the armored trucks. I also work as a messenger for the banks
    CamoCountryGirl CamoCountryGirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    Inspired

    Movies like smokey and the bandit, convoy, maximum overdrive, breaker breaker, white line fever and over the top all got me wanting to drive the big rigs. Here I am today livin life out on the open road coast to coast, but I'm always lookin for friends. Somethin I can never find...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 25, 2012

    A Human Being First!

    In my previous posts/stories. I have explained about the tachograph, and how it is your friend in time of troubles? But it can also be your worst enemy? There are times when I do buck the rules. Intentionally! Especially about driving hours? I have, in the past, been taken to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 8, 2010

    It's like after I spend time on the road

    driving a truck I get into my own car and I get all claustrophobic. Not like severe bad but still it's a weird feeling and when I oh to get out of my car it feels like I have to struggle to extricate myself ftom the drivers seat.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker
    41-45, M
    Aug 18, 2014

    Yesterday I was driving across the state of

    Nevada on Interstate 80 which roughly parallels the California Trail which was one of the major routes that the wagon trains used to get to California back in the 1800's. While enjoying the scenery I got to thinking about the difficulties and hardships those people faced in...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick
    46-50, M
    Jan 14

    I Drove An Eighteen Wheeler In Canada ~

    I've spent many days on the road. My favorite times were the runs to Canada.  My partner and I would go into the depth of wilderness and sit and watch the wild.  We always saw a lot of moose.  I saw a white wolf and another time I saw a large white owl and other wildlife...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    Sep 2, 2012

    I drive for Prime. Ok ok I know.

    Prime is a crappy company because our trucks are slow. Haters gonna hate. Anyhoo, Prime has been great to me.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker
    41-45, M
    Aug 10, 2014

    A Rare, And Dying Breed!

    I'm an English trucker, with 40 years of trucking experience under my, still slim belt! Allthough the company i work for now is English, and based in the south west of England i do very little work in the UK? 99% of my work is done in Europe, and beyond? Because of my age, and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 4, 2010

    I don't normally have to

    but this time while waiting for a load I decided to get a hotel room and it is a really nice change.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 9

    What Would You Like To See In A Truck?

    I'm trying to design something from the ground up, I have my own ideas both on overall design and power. It will be a set forward front axle with a couple different power options, exterior looks I have my mind made up on but want to know what features would interest you and what...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 18, 2012

    I Am A Truck Driver

    I am just sitting at a nestle facillity Waiting to get unloaded....and I. Saw this group so I. Joined it.....I. guess there would be a lot of drivers who have nothing else to do but tool around this site....
    starman5000 starman5000
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2012

    Greenie!

    Hey everyone! I am a new Truck Driver! only just passed my test two days ago! I was sooo proud that i passed! and took many photos to brag about how big the truck was! haha So I know have my HR license and im hoping to try and get some work on the mines doing dump truck driving...
    LonelyTrail LonelyTrail
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Dec 24, 2009

    I'm a Haul Truck Driver

    I drive 100 tonne 777 Caterpillar haul trucks for a living. I started driving in summer 2006 for my work term, then I went back to college. I started driving again on November 1st of this year. I love it! I work in an iron ore open pit mine, and we load waste from an already...
    sadkittykat sadkittykat
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2009

    Driver

    I have driven a truck for a little over a year.  I have been off the road since March and I am going back real soon.  Do I want to?  Not really but I have too.  Truck driving is not a job it is a lifestyle.  You can make really good money at it but it is...
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    14 Responses Dec 9, 2007

    Have anyone heard of point forgiveness program ?

    ,will it work for a person with cdl
    Tigrino Tigrino
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 2

    Well, Only Kind Of These Days....

    After driving a refrigerated straight truck for almost 5 years, and prior to that a USPS mail truck for a year (and before that a school bus for 8 years) I've been "promoted" so now I work in the office scheduling drivers, their appointments, and creating and...
    Creamsicle Creamsicle
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Oct 25, 2009

    Well September is Trucker Appreciation month

    (not officially recognized by the government) in the U.S. and I have to say, the month is almost over and I really don't feel very much appreciated. Our customers still treat me like something they scraped off the bottom of their shoe, the truckstops still treat me like I am...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    What year is this truck?

    I want it but I can't name the year.
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge
    18-21, F
    Oct 17, 2015

    I am a TTB (trucker to be).

    I'm starting over for the 3rd time in my life and I'm gonna do it in trucking. I LOVE driving no matter how many hours a day. I love an adventure - never know exactly what is around the next bend. I want to experience something different. Am I intimidated by the idea of...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Dec 12, 2014

    When???)

    Are we the drivers going to stand up to our employers and say "we want what we deserve"? Simple things that we don't get, since we fall under federal regulations, not provincial or state where things like overtime and a 40-44 hour work week are accepted. Getting paid for...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 18, 2013

    Bullshit!

    Hello good people. Its been a while since I wrote anything at all. I have been on the road for the last 11 weeks, covering deliveries, and collections, in all 27 countries of the EU! And so haven’t had access to a computer, or even for that matter, a reliable network? But...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 3, 2010

    Big Cranes Should Be Left At Home...

    I'm sure if God intended for large moble cranes to be driven long distances he would of put springs under them. Yeah their counter weights, ect can be removed, made to conform to permit limits. But... A moble crane is designed to "walk" with a raised load. In order to do this...
    Yellowglen Yellowglen
    66-70, M
    Feb 20, 2012

    Current Life

    Well here I am in Tyler Tx, waiting to take off, texting my love. Face Time at truck stop is a life saver for me! Open road is temporary for me. I will settle down in area of my love's choosing. So I can spend more time with her.
    1changingheart 1changingheart
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 12, 2012

    13 Years And This Is What I Miss

    Got my license back in 99. No idea what to do. Ticketed on my first trip through Michigan. for a bird dog on the dash. Woke up across Texas one night With a herd of large cars To the front and to the back even a swift truck was doing 85 Cop came on the CB And said "keep it down...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 10, 2012

    The Remedy!

    In answer to Truckeregan. We have the same problems here my friend. Impossible deadlines to meet? Company’s always pushing drivers to break the rules? Encouragement to overload your vehicle? All those things, and more. You all must be aware of the phrase: Just quickly nip...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 8, 2010

    I became a truck driver

    after getting divorced following a deployment with the Navy. I met a wonderful woman and moved to be with her (which made more sense than moving her and her four kids across the country). It's been a little over a year, now, and I *am* enjoying myself, though the lack of...
    BayStateTrucker BayStateTrucker
    56-60, M
    Mar 7, 2014

    Wishing I Had More Options.

    I picked up my CDL in November of 2001. I had been medically discharged from the U.S. Army in December of 1998 after severely injuring my back while practicing as a tripwire force in Kuwait 18 months earlier. My fathers health had started to deteriorate from Throat cancer but he...
    WilWhite WilWhite
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 14, 2013

    Hi.

    HI to all. Im a driver for JB HUNT Here in southern cal, A local driver, 25 years under my belt.
    rustyjh rustyjh
    56-60, M
    1 Response Dec 5, 2010

    I like to drive. I love driving a truck.

    Especially between the hours of 9pm to 5am. But here's what I hate about the job... I hate truck stops, because 90% of male truck drivers are male chauvinistic pigs that act like they've never seen a woman in their life even though they have **** under their mattress. Ok rant...
    ForeverChanged81 ForeverChanged81
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2014

    The worst thing about being a truck driver

    for me is having to a spend a weekend waiting for a load where I don't know anyone. I love my job but the loneliness gets to me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 20

    A Much Appriciated Quick Fix

    Hauling a fully dressed Cat. D-9, 14 foot blade and rippers uphill I-80, total gross weight 187,000 pounds. Friday night heavy sking traffic heading for Donner Summit and Reno, Nevada. I was poking along, full steam when I heard a slap under the hood. Within seconds I saw the...
    Yellowglen Yellowglen
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2012

    I Drive a Tow Truck Does That Count?

    So I've been driving a tow truck for a few months now. It's funny the look on peoples faces when they ask how old I am cause I look like I'm 16 but I'm 21 and they ask what I do and when I say I drive a 21ft roll back tow truck all they can say is "but your a girl" I...
    jinxy18 jinxy18
    18-21
    8 Responses Dec 2, 2008

    truck driver from illinois.

    not a perfect angel but i am nice. open to men and woman as friends.
    stlguy45 stlguy45
    46-50, M
    Aug 1, 2015

    And equipment operator.

    Such a fun job!
    tattoedguy204 tattoedguy204
    26-30, M
    Feb 18, 2014

    My Trucking Company

    I wanted to be a truck driver for several years but never followed through with it. Then when I went into the Army I got the service occupation of Motor Transportation Operator which is a fancy way of saying Truck Driver. I signed on to be in the army for six years. While I was...
    pdarkow pdarkow
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 25, 2013

    Well not the big trucks only a forklift truck

    driver but maybe the future a truck driver
    boyracer19941 boyracer19941
    22-25, M
    Feb 24

    Problems With My Tachograph Card.

    Since I put my card in one of our 61 plate tractor units i,ve had nothing but problems with the card throwing all sorts of infringments up that arnt there. All to do with my rest
    mike150481 mike150481
    26-30, M
    Apr 3, 2012

    The Things One Sees From the Cab

    I have driven a dump truck locally for over 20 years.  Driving a truck is a strange vocation--one sees the darndest things.  I've seen people get stupid at high speed and end up dead, sex happening in cars, high-speed bank robbery pursuits, etc. Driving a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Dec 2, 2008
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