In spite of the problems in the trucking industry, there are still a number of truckers who stay with their career, as they love to drive. Dave (a 44 year trucker) laments on why he’s stayed with the job, in spite of the industry and its faults.
I have learned a lot from my 40 years as a professional driver.
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I received this letter from a proud new trucker. I am aware of his identity. He was not afraid to reveal his identity, however after some discussion, I thought it best that the letter remain anonymous.
I could write a ‘thesis’ about this letter. It’s loaded with ‘life lessons’.
I hope the some of the unhappy truckers out there, might take some advice, from this man who knows a good thing when he see it.
A truck driving job can earn you a good living. There’s also lots of jobs out there in the industry, that aren’t worth having, I’ll give you that.
But, if you really want to make it as a trucker, whether company driver or owner operator, YOU NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Enough from me. Read the letter.
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