I hope im not bothering you at all by asking all these questions, you are a big help. Ive been working in the same industry since i was 14, and times change, i have college as well, and im turning to truck driving. My job in the supermarket industry is cut throat, and political. I make $26 an hour over nites as a crew cheif, looking to leave, because i DISPISE NITES. Ive tried to take civil service tests, railroad, police, town jobs, state DOT, sanitation, Verizon, Con ED, all the utility companies! All the good paying jobs with security, and training skill programs, advancement etc. All have tractor trailers in their companies as well. But i can get in any of those companies, looks like i will have to get into trucking! I always loved trucks! There is nothing wrong with that is their?
I need to know pros and cons about owning my own tractor. Imvery found of trailer dumps/low boys/ hauling drop decks, flat beds etc. I got my CDL class A with an automatic! But not many companies have autos in their fleets! I stop and ask drivers i see by me when they are pulled over, and a few have automatics hauling dumps! Nice kenworths w900 series, new Petes 379s, and a few Macks CHU612-613. All top of the line stuff, navigation systems, ABS with the cab and tractor. We live in a new age all those guys say. Air suspension as well, fully loaded rigs, great gas mileage too, SAFE< LONGER LASTING.
Scott im really thinking about doing it, but should i get a used rig from 2005 or 2006 with great specs and a good warranty? I see some used 2006 w900 with on 50K miles, going for 90K. Thats pretty good i think. Fully loaded. How many miles can these rigs take?? I heard they last a long time. The more you put on the better they become.
I need your advice on all this i wrote too you. Sorry for asking , and everybody must laugh and think its a joke,BUT IT AINT NO JOKE! I read and see and hear about peoples lives in their mid 40s getting laid off from companies making 6 figures a year with college, and cant land a job, so they became truck drivers. I read that 5 times in the paper about different people. I have no skills, no plumbing, heating, electric, cement, computers, etc, but my interest are on trucking i will tell you that much!