hope to start soon

im not a trucker yet but will be starting with old dominion the first of the year.any advice good or bad will be appreciated im a lift driver in a wood factory married 21 years with 3 kids 21/19/13 my wife wants to be my partner in about 5 years or so.we are just tied of just making ends meet. and i always wanted to drive truck. .so lay on the advice i need all i can get. dont want to make the wrong dicision...
 

Mike

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Welcome to the forum.

Trucking can be a profitable and fun career for a husband/wife team.
 
thanks for the reply i think my hole family will end up truckers . i have one in michigan driveing for spartian foods ,the other is here in tennessee driveing for old dominion,my uncle is going there also ,i just look to make my family happy..and some$$$$
 

2lilboots

Tennis shoes are hot
im not a trucker yet but will be starting with old dominion the first of the year.any advice good or bad will be appreciated im a lift driver in a wood factory married 21 years with 3 kids 21/19/13 my wife wants to be my partner in about 5 years or so.we are just tied of just making ends meet. and i always wanted to drive truck. .so lay on the advice i need all i can get. dont want to make the wrong dicision...

Welcome to ODFL, I am currently training to be a linehaul driver there. I have 3 weeks left. To find out if you and your wife can stay in a truck with each other....lock yourselves in the bathroom of your house with some bottled water,,a jar of peanut butter and a loaf of bread for a week. If that works out for you...welcome to teaming...lol! I am going to be driving solo. ;)
 
it works for us we hunt,fish,camp,together all the time we been best freinds since the 6th grade every thing is out front if i can put up with a women bow hunter not seeing any deer for a week or not catching any fish. sitting in a truck watching idoits half kill themselves should be a breeze lol
 

Mike

Well-Known Member
Staff member
To find out if you and your wife can stay in a truck with each other....lock yourselves in the bathroom of your house with some bottled water,,a jar of peanut butter and a loaf of bread for a week. If that works out for you...welcome to teaming...lol! I am going to be driving solo. ;)
:biglaugh:
 

jnjsarauer

Well-Known Member
Truck driving is not for everyone, but a lot of people would never do anything else. Expect the first year or so to be challenging as you learn to deal with the traffic, weather conditions, dispatch troubles, etc. Things get better when you gain experience and confidence, so hang in there!
 

Cerberus

In God We Trust
Welcome to ODFL, I am currently training to be a linehaul driver there. I have 3 weeks left. To find out if you and your wife can stay in a truck with each other....lock yourselves in the bathroom of your house with some bottled water,,a jar of peanut butter and a loaf of bread for a week. If that works out for you...welcome to teaming...lol! I am going to be driving solo. ;)

so this is why you won't team with me. i thought it was cause my driving scares you.
 
scared not

there isnt a thing scares me ive road bulls stood at the wrong end of a gun u name it ive been there scared nope crazy as #### yep .. love it ####yea drenalin rush thats what its about teamin no problem
 

rooster

Bass ackwards driver
I used to be a trainer for swift of all places,not to say your lady can't drive,but it's the thing of "Do you trust the person at the wheel while you're asleep?". I've had many students that I just laid awake for hours on end to "feel" how they did.Most were decent,some were good,but others made me flinch everytime they hit a bump or hit the brakes.Just remember 1 thing,The love you have for her is what will make or break the team when it comes to your wife,have patience and an open mind.
 
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