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Is trucking a based career

Companies are constantly hiring and some will pay you to earn your CDL.

There is a clear path to becoming your own boss and owning your own truck.

Spend hours everyday listening to podcasts.

Get to live in the pod.

Can drive across the entire country if you’re an OTR chad.

CB radio

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it seems pretty based

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Remarkably based. Becoming an owner-operator is basically total freedom.

      LOL, retards.
      Truckers are even bigger bitch slaves than the average wagie.

      The (((Logistics))) companies fix you up with a truck which is riddled with planned obsolescence. That shit is designed to break after a set amount of years, and then they fuck you over with debts when you can't pay back the costs of repairing the truck.
      Thousands of retard truckers have been fucked over this way.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you don't buy a truck from a "logistics" company. if you are working for one, they take care of the repairs.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          In Muttistan you are responsible for leasing your own truck.
          You're a bitch slave wagie who is responsible for the equipment you run down.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're trying to say there's no company drivers who can't drive without leasing the truck? i know thats not true.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        so dont buy a freightliner. everyone knows they're disposable trucks. there's peterbilts out there done millions of miles. Most the problems i ever had were due to the fucking after treatment DEF system going bad, and that's a government boondoggle 100%. Electrical can be an issue sometimes but it usually comes down to some little wire breaking from road vibration. My western star had some of that, and thos trucks are known for it. modern engines, drive trains etc, all the major stuff, is reliable as fuck. i put 900k KM on that Star and the only thing was the DEF system, which you could remove if you wanted.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remarkably based. Becoming an owner-operator is basically total freedom.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Your a slave to the truck instead

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a machine, it does what you tell it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      those gas prices tho, soon they will be $10 a gallon

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In Cambodia?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's a sex tourist on vacation, retard.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Because based dudes drive trucks.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "based" while the totalitarian government shits all over you and the "freedom" you have, while you escape in your "truck" because you're not willing to do anything about it. australians are fags, australian truckers no less fucking fags. bend over and take the government dick. founders of aus are ashamed at you weak fucks

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Post trucks, Polack. Aus even runs better European setups than faggy Europe.

        POV (From NZ), but it'll do. Foot to the floor.

        .be

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My dad and brother team drive a lease truck, and have a load that's paying them like 7 grand after having 2 grand set aside for fuel to go from California to the north east somewhere that I can't remember.
    It can be pretty good, when there's loads to be had. Especially right now with so many people not driving due to fuel costs. Fairly easy to pick up rush loads that pay well because they couldn't find anyone else. Though that does mean you're doing a bunch of rush loads.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is when you're canadian

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I watched a few videos on youtube of truckers and the amount of fucking bullshit they have to put up with is unreal. Brokers, shippers, receivers the DOT all try and fuck them over.

    imagine driving like 600 miles only to have some guy reject your load because you're half an hour late, or pull some bullshit where they wont unload you for days and basically just want to scam you into using your truck as free storage for a few days.

    also I would imagine it's both incredibly boring and yet stressful. people drive like complete retards around trucks, and you might have this idea that you're "free" but in reality you're driving 14 hours a day for barely any pay, and all you're free to do is drive on the soulless american interstate.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      did 2 years OTR with probably 90% of the miles done in the US. never encountered any of the stuff you mentioned and driving on the interstates is the best driving experience anywhere. not having to deal with a single person for 4-5 days at a time was great too. the only stress for me was having to go into big cities for delivery/reloads because its easy to get yourself literally stuck, and you usually wind up having to back in to some shitty tight dock with a hundred cars trying to pass you or something. other than that it was a great time, perfect for single who wants to stack some cash quickly.

      Depend of the country here its not worth it anymore.

      i wouldn't want to drive in europe or the UK. too much regulation bullshit, busy roads and short distances. it would be basically like being a local delivery driver on the east coast compared to over here.

      i imagine its the same for pilots, you worry about falling asleep.

      nah. driving a big truck is a lot more interesting and energizing than regular driving. if driving on the highway in your own car is 3-4, driving a big truck is 8-10 depending on conditions.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >if driving on the highway in your own car is 3-4, driving a big truck is 8-10 depending on conditions.
        For me, it's unpaved forest roads where the slightest mistake will send you flying off the side of a mountain.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah for sure. not done that in the mountains but the log trucking ive done was pretty fun all the same. the owner had to tell me to be rougher with the truck because i was trying to be easy on it lol, and then it was even better.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

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          I'll stick to the vidya

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Do it in real life instead

            gnomel70

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

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              I will stick to vidya specifically so I can exit 'being a trucker' whenever I feel like it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >get yourself literally stuck, and you usually wind up having to back in to some shitty tight dock with a hundred cars trying to pass you or something
        this is my nightmare

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Your conjecture is 100% correct. All of these things happened to me at least once and often repeatedly. Been off the road for four years and and much happier.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >imagine driving like 600 miles only to have some guy reject your load because you're half an hour late, or pull some bullshit where they wont unload you for days and basically just want to scam you into using your truck as free storage for a few days.

      Hahaha you are full of shit bud. I work shipping and receiving at a yard rn. The only reason we wont accept your load is if you have no driver's license or your bill of lading

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. Nobody is refusing loads and unless it's your own trailer your company will probably tell you to drop that bastard and they will start charging rent to the company that ordered. And they will pay if they want to ever see another delivery this year.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is accurate... but usa highway systems are beautiful. Been truckin since '15. Bought a ranch in AZ. Looking to wuit soon since business has been slowing down and im sick of the regulations. But it was an adventure. Id reccomend for young guys who want adventure and some money

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nice shack

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          10 acres of freedom

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            not bad at all but isn't it likely to be broken into when you're out on the road? but what you have is basically the dream although I would probably go for some poor southern state like Mississippi or something where you can actually grow stuff too

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. 100% turnover in trucking, usa

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol are your a trucker doomer lmfao, it’s not that bad, no one on earth is going to turn a load around for being late.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depend of the country here its not worth it anymore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Too many wogs trying to jump into your truck in France

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i imagine its the same for pilots, you worry about falling asleep.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Short answer: yes. You can stack lots of cash

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'd love to be a truck driver in the USA... in europe, not so much.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I´d do it in an instant if it came with an American Citizenship.
    Ameribros, why you gotta make it that hard?
    You import thousands of good for nothing beaners to your country, but when it comes to a white as paper German who loves the states and speaks English fluently, you make it impossible.
    My father lives in the US, and it´s still impossible for me to get the citizenship.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Go to Mexico and walk on over. Say your name is Javier. Godspeed Javier.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Based. But I´m too fucking white. And I don´t speak Spanish. And don´t have an inch of criminal energy inside of me, because, like I said, I´m white.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It literally does not matter. This country is a collapsed banana republic. Africans, muslims from the Middle East and Chinese cross every fucking day. Come to the Midwest where all your countrymen did. Lots of blue eyes running around here in Central IL

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Been thinking about moving to IL from east coast. Got family out there on the corn fields.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      go visit your father and give some trailer park whore a few dollars to get married

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just so she can nullify the marriage the second it becomes a miner inconvenience?
        Good idea, but I think it takes a couple of years of marriage before I become a citizen.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You need to go visit him and then marry someone fast. Like a hooker.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stick to local routes only if you have a wife/kids.
    long routes are good for singles
    after CDL you can go for HAZMAT and make ridiculous money, but you will be loading/unloading that shit.
    watch out for starter companies if you're new that offer to train you as they may have shitty trucks and you may not even get enough time behind the wheel.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Drive around the country while your wife cheats on you in your home

    Based.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a pretty unhealthy lifestyle

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Staying fit and healthy as a trucker would be incredibly difficult. You’re sitting on your ass driving all day and night and only have time to stop and quick fast food garbage at rest stops. How many truckers are going for runs or doing work outs at truck stops after driving for 9 hours straight?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm home every night and make decent money (I haul things that go boom). My health is still fucking shit because once you deal with up to 12 hours in a truck and general life it's hard to get to the gym.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I do food service. The trucks that deliver to bars and restaurants with the ramps and handcarts. I've lost 30 lbs since I started last October. I was OTR for 2 years prior where I gained 50 lbs. Now I'm home every night and make better money and work my balls off. I'm much happier but waking up at 1 AM sucks ass.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can any leafs tell me what it's like being a truck driver in Canada right now? If it's even worth it to train, get your license?
    Should I just not even consider it if I'm unvaxxed?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you won't be able to cross the border but other than that you should be ok. some companies might not want a new unvaxxed driver but you'll find work. where you going to get trained? pick the best driving school you can find and pay extra if necessary - passing with a good school will get you more chances.

      I never really liked driving up here compared to the US tbh. down there is a truck drivers dream, but up here its kind of backwards. you can't even fill both tanks at the same time because laws ffs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's a trucking school near the shopping area I go to. I saw it's truck and trailer go by yesterday morning. I wish I'd taken the photo but I was driving...Cab and trailer were bright pink and on the side of the trailer was a n-word woman in her twenties with a big afro and the text of the sign said that being a trucker was a lucrative and easy career for women. kek...

      I'd like to see a n-word woman setting a tarp on a big flat deck load on a cold windy rainy day then strapping the entire shitload down...most guys don't even want to do that shit, I know I sure as hell don't.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When women ask me if I think they could drive I ask them how do you feel about not being able to bathe frequently or wearing the same underwear and clothes for 3-4 days in a row? Truck stop showers are $15... When you have to sit at a shipper/receiver for 6 hours and they tell you "no public facilities" when you ask to use the bathro, how do you feel about pissing in a bottle or crawling under some trailers on your hands and knees to take a shit?

        It becomes a matter of unwilling to rather than incapable of

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what a sad fucking existence, all of that just for a little bit of money

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          WOA DUDE! I think YOU are that guy I saw on his hands and knees shitting under a trailer at that distribution facility!.... This is bizarre.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I know a truck driver and he only drives in the snow free months 6 months a year. You lose a $95000 load on a black ice wipeout you're paying for it out of your own pocket. It takes a certain kind of a guy..

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody will give a $95000 load to a carrier/operator who doesn't have freight insurance.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i know the feeling. most expensive load i ever had was $250K of ice wine. That shit sells for about $120/L, and i had this top heavy tank strapped to a flat deck. focuses the mind.

        When women ask me if I think they could drive I ask them how do you feel about not being able to bathe frequently or wearing the same underwear and clothes for 3-4 days in a row? Truck stop showers are $15... When you have to sit at a shipper/receiver for 6 hours and they tell you "no public facilities" when you ask to use the bathro, how do you feel about pissing in a bottle or crawling under some trailers on your hands and knees to take a shit?

        It becomes a matter of unwilling to rather than incapable of

        >what are drivers points?
        i never paid for a shower. they are free, all day everyday, if you drive more than a week or so per month and use some fuel. Same goes or coffee and tea. At least in the US. Canada side there's no perks like that.

        >wearing the same underwear and clothes for 3-4 days in a row?
        you're kidding me? for a start, that's what non homosexuals do anyway. But, there's also this thing called doing laundry and packing enough change of clothes for a couple weeks. Has nobody ever traveled or something?
        > "no public facilities" when you ask to use the bathro
        never had that myself. pissjugs are a great thing btw. empty screenwash gallon jugs are my favorite.

        what a sad fucking existence, all of that just for a little bit of money

        >i don't like something therefore nobody should.
        more homosexualry from the suspicious poster.

        >get yourself literally stuck, and you usually wind up having to back in to some shitty tight dock with a hundred cars trying to pass you or something
        this is my nightmare

        its a good experience. toughens you up. in the end, once you're good at handling the truck, you don't really care too much. shit happens, mistakes happen. deal with it.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. It is one of the last chad occupations.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck no. Maybe if you're an owner who has steady business in a localized area. But no trucking sucks.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How about trucking in Nepal?

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is unfortunate that USA does not use the same license standard for trucking as the European Union(and some other countries) otherwise I would have immediately moved to the US to do trucking. Maybe you can convert it somehow or easily take it in the US if you already have it in Europe but dunno.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      probably just have to take a test. can you not convert your standard car license in the us?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you can pass the 140 point pretrip inspection and road test I'm pretty sure you can have a translator with you if you're unsure of terminology. Just get your medical card first. ffs half the drivers I interacted with here hardly spoke any English. It would be an easy transition for you I'm sure.

        Doesn't seem like it can be converted.
        >https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Topic-26442/Page-1/requirement-for-european-truck-drivers

        If you can pass the 140 point pretrip inspection and road test I'm pretty sure you can have a translator with you if you're unsure of terminology. Just get your medical card first. ffs half the drivers I interacted with here hardly spoke any English. It would be an easy transition for you I'm sure.

        hmm i'll look into it never heard of the 140 point pretrip inspection though. We basically do this

        And some basic checks around the vehicles, and then check the horn etc

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Doesn't seem like it can be converted.
          not the truck part no, but most states will probably exchange your EU basic license, then you just need to pass whatever CDL tests to get the truck part added.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Alright thanks. I am currently taking my trucking license here in Sweden. I have "C" now which means I can drive a truck but now I am taking "CE" which means I will be able to drive truck with a heavy trailer too. Takes forever through the school I am using but it is government subsidized so at least I do not have to pay anything at all. If I was gonna pay for it all on my own then it would cost around 15k USD.

            >worrying about traffic
            >no exercise
            >worrying about speed cameras
            >worrying about red light cameras
            >literally driving for hours
            >worrying about finding a place to park because you are constantly being monitored by a tachograph
            yeah nah, not for me

            you could just stop being so worried all the time

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >it would cost around 15k USD.
              i paid that and would choose to do it again. well worth the extra cost for a good school. the course was only half done when i passed the test. gets you more job chances as a newbie. sounds like you'll get good training and if you go to the states the companies will like that too.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's basically just memorizing a checklist and looking at the engine/walking around the truck with the trooper administering the test explaining what you're looking at. 140 sounds like a lot but it's easy to remember, or it was for me. You have to supply your own truck for both of the tests, which might be tricky. And during the road test make sure to visibly double clutch for the examiner, do not float your gears even if you know how. If you test in an automatic then you'll get a little "A" designation on your CDL meaning you're only authorized to drive automatics.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Pretty much everyone here drives automatic trucks and that is what we use to do the tests with also. But if you have a manual regular driving license then you are also allowed to drive with manual trucks if you take your trucking license with a automatic truck

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >. But if you have a manual regular driving license then you are also allowed to drive with manual trucks if you take your trucking license with a automatic truck
              lol, that's gotta be a shock

              my original point was that trucking is a product of economic decisions that aren't weighed against the human cost. i could type out a whole thing about why being slow or any of the other shit you said doesnt stop anyone manufacturing shit overseas but the simpler thing to say is just that you're living in a world that has chosen to go with trucking when it should have chosen rail

              >so are a lot of other occupations
              yeah and that's bad too. it makes people miserable and it ruins families.
              >not unhealthy for everyone
              being a trucker is a categorically unhealthy lifestyle characterized by having a poor work life balance and being separated from friends and family. spending your whole day sitting down in a seat listening to joe rogan is not what a human being is made for.

              >is not what a human being is made for.
              this is the thing about everything you're saying. i can tell you want to force people to behave as you see fit.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >i can tell you want to force people to behave as you see fit
                yes homosexual society should have standards about maintaining healthy work environments because im not a lolbretarian

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                glad you don't have power to control what i do, because driving truck was great, got me my house and i saw most of north america. fuck you and your controlling arrogant bullshit.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yeah fuck you too, enjoy being some cog in a fucking machine
                >but i bought a house
                ok? does that suddenly make the fact that you're expected to work 14 hours a day, living a rootless existence away from your home go away? no. its all just cope. it works for some people, it works for me, at least i made a living. so what? whores make a living, maybe you should go to a bar and get fucked up the ass, at least you're making money right?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >enjoy being some cog in a fucking machine
                what do you expect, everyone to be the chief and nobody to the indians? what do you do for a living?
                >does that suddenly make the fact that you're expected to work 14 hours a day, living a rootless existence away from your home go away?
                what if some people don't want or have a home? can they make any choices about their own lives at all, or just the ones you decree for them? i had a great couple years out on the highway making a great money for my family. We needed lots of money, fast, and its the way i could do it. It's not a really good kind of work for long term happy family life for sure, we knew that going in and made it work. Because of that short time of sacrificing time together we are clear and free, together all day every day and loving it. For a young single guy who maybe cant afford a place of his own and wants to get out of the house, driving is a very excellent plan which will have him able to buy a place within a short time. Not sure what the fuck is up your ass about this, rbut you're just flat out wrong.

                >whores make a living, maybe you should go to a bar and get fucked up the ass, at least you're making money right?
                what a giant homosexual you are dude.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i dont care homosexual, if i complain that the roads suck and are full of potholes and someone should do something about it you'll go running your dicklicker about how important roads are to you personally and how you need roads to go to work or you'll starve. i dont care. my points are valid, human beings arent designed to spend 14 hours a day every day for weeks and months on end inside a tiny box with little stimulation or purpose divorced from a local community. that is the definition of being a cog in a machine and things like that are either what tear families apart or prevent people from having healthy family lives. fuck you and your retarded persecution syndrome because some people actually want standards in what people are expected to do for a living, and arent happy with human beings with souls living rootless sad existences inside cages all because of money. you can't serve god and mamon

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                there's plenty of people who live surrounded by people all day every day that never marry, that never grow up past their adolescent life styles, that never have kids etc, and there's plenty of drivers who have a good family life. Some people just are meant to be around people like that, while some are. Your disgusting ideas want to force everyone into a similar mold just so you can feel satisfied that you did something, you control freak homosexual. You're like a little boy who wants to tell everyone what to do. Do you live in Canada? What do you do for a living? Are you such a bitch because you're frustrated at your own shitty existence that you can't alter, so you imagine big powerful government changing things for you instead? Bet you want a state provided girlfriend too. Fuck you.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                all this seethe because you cant justify why someone needs to work 14 hours a day seperated from a community in a work environment that is unhealthy for a human being, both physically and mentally. you're a lolbretarian with a persecution complex who is hyperventilating at the idea of common sense criticisms and wanting to make one of the unhappiest jobs you can do more bearable for people who have ended up doing it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They almost never actually check for all 140. They pick a zone to ride you on (engine bay, driver side, trailer) and focus on that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you can pass the 140 point pretrip inspection and road test I'm pretty sure you can have a translator with you if you're unsure of terminology. Just get your medical card first. ffs half the drivers I interacted with here hardly spoke any English. It would be an easy transition for you I'm sure.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Half the times these days when I am unloading something at our dock it's some fuckin dipshit nig that can't drive for shit. I think you'd do fine.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        lel

        [...]
        Doesn't seem like it can be converted.
        >https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Topic-26442/Page-1/requirement-for-european-truck-drivers
        [...]
        hmm i'll look into it never heard of the 140 point pretrip inspection though. We basically do this

        And some basic checks around the vehicles, and then check the horn etc

        Alright I guess it is this.

        Seems pretty similar to ours except we do not check under the hood for anything except oil.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    driving trucks is high stress career
    long work
    costly fuckups
    extremely boring

    yea its quite based

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >get jacked and beaten to death by migrants one day in germany
    yea ill pass

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >some will pay you to earn your CDL
    Yeah and then you owe them for it and either have to work at way below prevailing wage to pay it off, or get hit with the bill if/when you quit. Don't be a dumbass, you're better off putting trucking school on a credit card than you are owing your soul to the company store.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >worrying about traffic
    >no exercise
    >worrying about speed cameras
    >worrying about red light cameras
    >literally driving for hours
    >worrying about finding a place to park because you are constantly being monitored by a tachograph
    yeah nah, not for me

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah, wouldn't want to drive truck in the UK. speed cameras fucking everywhere. hardly seen any over here at all. the cops have to be set up somewhere with a camera and actually catch you in the act. its more honest at least.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        we dont have speed cameras everywhere but we do have them in places you would love to speed, some of our speed cameras generate the revenue of small countries

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it seemed like they were everywhere but that's probably because im not used to seeing any. they are starting to put a few around the bigger cities out west in BC and hopefully they won't spread like the cancer they are.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Speeding trucks are dangerous as fuck for everyone on the road.
            Plus they have to constantly overtake other trucks which is annoying.
            I don't care if someone wants to go fast in his sportscar but trucks really should just drive on the speed limit and drive in the right most lane, sorry if that's not exciting enough for you but roads are not playground.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              im not talking about dangerous driving. but speed cameras that mail you fine if they see you go 3mph over are retarded police state bullshit. but if you like that kind of thing you are no doubt quite happy where you are and definitely shouldn't ever come over here.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah being a lorry driver in the UK is probably absolutely awful. Being a truck driver in Bumfuck, Nowhere in the US is probably way better. Just miles of open road delivering logs or some shit between two towns 1000 miles apart.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fuck working for somebody, try making something for yourself or just kys and hope to be born in a rich family. If not enjoy eternity in peace instead of working for some fag

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Harvests cork with a hand axe 12 hours a day
      You barely have an economy bull molester

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, trucking is not based.

    Depending on what industry you work for you will spend 50% of your time avoiding retarded drivers and their stupid mistakes. Regulations, get fined for speeding or restrictions, bieng stuck in the middle of traffic, deal with stupid people including customers. The pay is mediocre and if you think making money and family forget it, even working for a small business owner with few trucks and drivers means exposing yourself to reduced costs and sometimes abuse from your boss for the sake of competitivity.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >There is a clear path to becoming your own boss and owning your own truck.
    Fairly sure those are all scams:
    They make you pay for all the maintenance and fuel while you're paying off a huge dept.
    After all the bills you'll be left with less than minimum wage and by the time you "own" the truck it's ready for the scrapyard.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can just buy your own truck if you want to, theres no scam about that. some guys will say never buy a used truck though, so you're looking at a high price tag for new. leasing might be a good way to go. company i worked for did that and seemed to do alright out of it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >just buy your own truck
        That's the only sensible way.
        If no bank wants to lend you the money it's for a good reason and no trucking company is going to help you out they just want to exploit you because why the fuck would a company help someone become a competitor?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          good companies want good reliable drivers and they try to keep you happy if you're driving your own truck or theirs.
          >exploit
          meh, not much for weasel words like that.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Companies just want to maximize profits.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              obviously, but there are restraining factors on that impulse. keeping good drivers happy is a big one because what happens if you push them too much is that they leave and go drive some place else or run their own truck. The company loses most of its good drivers, hires a bunch of pakis who can't drive, they cut holes in the bottom of the truck to shit out of, destroy your trucks in a crash, and no company wants to trust you for moving their stuff anymore. reputation matters a great deal.
              >exploit
              can sniff a commie a mile away.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes, it's a good job, check your local laws about vaccines first though, but yes you can make a lot of money, but you sit a lot and it's hard on your body, but it's a good job overall.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All truckers fuck underaged prostitutes in truck stops.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      badass

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what a fucking depressing existence. sleeping in a truck, away from friends and family, spending your whole day with very little stimulation. surely there is a way to handle the logistics by putting shit on trains and having that doing most of the heavy lifting, it might not make financial sense but the human cost is so high. such a mindless unhealthy lifestyle. it's not like you're a cool explorer out on the oregon trail. you're just sitting in a box shitting yourself listening to mindless garbage like joe rogan all day. oh wow i moved 54 pallets of lithium batteries and seed oils from one amazon fulfilment center to another. no kid wants to grow up and live a life like that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >very little stimulation
      you've no idea what you're talking about. stuff needs moving and trucks get the job done. there's no fucking way rail could do it.
      >mindless unhealthy
      doesn't have to be like that at all. it is what you make it. if you're lazy and like to stuff yourself with fried shit 3x a day than sure, but there's no one forcing you to do it that way.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why can't rail do more?

        without even getting in to the impact on the rest of your life, sitting down all day looking at a road is fucking unhealthy man. physically and mentally. get real

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >why can't rail do more?
          its slow, theres nowhere near enough capacity, one accident can shut down a line for days or weeks, and it's not flexible enough. Plus, its highly centralized and ripe for corruption, which is more of a personal reason for not liking it.

          >sitting down all day looking at a road is fucking unhealthy man. physically and mentally
          so are lots of other occupations. its a choice to do it. and its really not mentally unhealthy for everyone. for me it was about the best thing i can imagine. people are different and if you don't want to do it thats fine - some people love it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            my original point was that trucking is a product of economic decisions that aren't weighed against the human cost. i could type out a whole thing about why being slow or any of the other shit you said doesnt stop anyone manufacturing shit overseas but the simpler thing to say is just that you're living in a world that has chosen to go with trucking when it should have chosen rail

            >so are a lot of other occupations
            yeah and that's bad too. it makes people miserable and it ruins families.
            >not unhealthy for everyone
            being a trucker is a categorically unhealthy lifestyle characterized by having a poor work life balance and being separated from friends and family. spending your whole day sitting down in a seat listening to joe rogan is not what a human being is made for.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only if you want to be replaced by a microchip in a few years.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you are willing to deal with bullshit four wheelers, other bullshit truckers.- Follow regulations to not make waves - and sacrifice time away from home... Trucking might not be so bad. Especially if you are single.

    I've been driving for 6.5 years. Started in refeer. Started getting fat and bored so switched to specialized flatbed - much happier now. I drive with my dog in the truck. I haul crazy stuff like construction equipment to military vehicles.

    Before trucking I was making maybe 21k a year working minimum wage at a gas station.

    Now I'm in the low $60k after taxes and expenses.

    Trucking is the NBA - Never Broke Again -- as long as you mind your speed and moving violations. Meaning don't commit violations.

    It's vary easy to make money out here but it's also very easy to spend it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Now I'm in the low $60k after taxes and expenses.
      It's rare to find someone in a trucker thread who gives an honest representation of the money to be made. Most of these threads leave you with the idea that all truck drivers are millionaires, you know, like the welders and HVAC repairmen in the trades threads.
      Nice job, anon. With any luck at least you will have given any lurkers something to think about.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i was on about $75K CAN/year before taxes, but could have upped that a bit with less time at home. good companies will work with you to keep things happy as they can be under the circumstances.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, it's remarkably unbased. You should be able to get up and move around every hour, even if it's just for half a minute. Instead, you'll be sitting for many hours straight and piss in plastic bottles.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there is no clear path to that

    owning a truck dont make you your own boss

    onions homosexuals like you are what the industry preys on. ignorant and naive

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seems extremely boring to me, and lonely. Just driving all day. Plus you sit too much. Easy to get fat.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, very based! But where are you on that pic?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2 more weeks

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it'll fuck up your back. so will working in any type of vehicle all day. i know guys whose backs are fucked from working in construction vehicles all day long for 20 years.

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it really as fun as Euro Truck Simulator makes it out to be? Do you really earn that much money?

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You WILL have to deliver to urban areas. And driving around small streets that are too fucking tiny for your truck and filled with retards who just see you as "that big slow thing i can cut in front of" is not enjoyable at all.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its kind of an Adrenalin rush in my experience. not exactly to be looked forward to but a bit of an achievement once you're through.

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is extremely dependent on who you work for and what you haul. OTR drivers hauling basic freight are treated like cattle with n-word dispatchers constantly screaming at you over the phone demanding you violate DOT regulations. If anything happens the company will throw you under the bus and you are legally responsible for incidents because if something is mechanically or regulatory wrong your legally obligated to tell the company to suck a dick, but you won't be compensated for doing so.
    Local box truck guys, Amazon, dump trucks none of those dudes make money.
    WALMART of all people pays truckers $100k USD but it involves 65 hours a week average and a long safe career before application.
    Hazmat and specialist truckers make pretty good money for the trouble. If you want to learn to operate a Vac Truck and work oil field, you start talking $35 an hour. With oil at $120 a barrel the oil field truckers might start making retard money again soon.

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seems enjoyable, but I'm pretty sure there's a fag issue with truckers

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >some will pay you to earn your CDL
    Bro. Trucking companies literally make you slaves and paypigs to your truck. They farm you for renting the truck. It's like a 45-50 year mortgage and you need to have a spic and span, crystal clear, totally clean driving record at all times or they will fire you.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh and you don't get paid if you are on downtime. Like if your truck has stopped at a place for 8-10 hours for the shipment to arrive and get loaded in your truck, you don't get paid for those 8-10 hours. You only get paid if you're driving.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its the most based job there is, it was the front line of resistance around the world during lock downs because most are self employed and so was imposible for corporate gov to mandate jabs on them, border restrictions was the best they could do.

    unfortunatley globo homo is doing every thing they can to replace truck drivers with drone trucks, so the job wont be around much longer. vids related

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am truckn-word. I do oklahoma/texas regional 80-90% of the time, occasionally go out of region to hit one of my company's other warehouses. Home every weekend, make around 80k/yr.

    Ask anything

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >make around 80k/yr
      Before or after taxes?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Before, 80k gross

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not bad. The average salary for truckers here is 33k a year, and that is before taxes so it is probably more like 23k a year and then ofcourse everything is much more expensive here.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The job will be completely replaced by automation within 10-20 years. They may keep you around as a truck attendant to load the cargo in stores as a $13 an hour wagie.

    Realistically, that's plenty enough time to save money to live off grid and not be financially dependent on working if you live a sparing and responsible lifestyle. But if you do as the average retard and spend all the money you make, you will eventually lose your job and need to spend the rest of your career doing some menial degrading shit at a fraction of the wage for decades.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    trucking sucks
    look at what trucking does to a bro

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Those dudes are lonely. Like the final boss of loneliness

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its great

      >justify why someone needs to work 14 hours a day
      wants. wants.

      > seperated from a community
      gladly. is anyone allowed to not be constantly surrounded by your enforced utopic community?

      > that is unhealthy for a human being, both physically and mentally.
      For me it's mentally unhealthy to be around people all the time. is that permitted, mister tyrant? Or will you have me shipped off to an asylum for reeducation, lest i spread my disease to the 'community'?

      >one of the unhappiest jobs you can do
      Not for me, it was about the best ive done. Are differences allowed to exist, little boy?

      > ended up doing it.
      chosen to do it because it's great. What do you do? are you unhappy in general?

      All this desire to control people is unhealthy.

      This is accurate... but usa highway systems are beautiful. Been truckin since '15. Bought a ranch in AZ. Looking to wuit soon since business has been slowing down and im sick of the regulations. But it was an adventure. Id reccomend for young guys who want adventure and some money

      this.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >For me it's mentally unhealthy to be around people all the time.
        Based and me too. It's why I went into coding but my industry has been infested with useless talkers it's driving me crazy I'm unironically thinking about driving doordash or something instead. I'm old been software for years have plenty of money saved and own house already

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Companies are constantly hiring and some will pay you to earn your CDL
    they do cause u need to pay for fuel yourself

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol no. company trucks are paid by the company (obviously), while even some owner ops get company discount on fuel expenses. its another way to attract good drivers.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was a truck driver in the UK for about a decade. Would not go back to doing that now, totally shit job where nobody respects you and the government try to fuck you over from every angle. May be better in other countries, the driving aspect is pretty comfy.
    Our government was begging all the drivers to go back to working in the industry after they fucked it up by brining in more and more regulation to fuck everyone over.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most truckers are fat hairy hillbillies

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sounds like one fucked your pig wife

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Dave

    it's just not very cool in europe, tight fucking spaces

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nope. Unhealthy sedentary occupation. Dangerous road conditions. Can't carry a gun. Lot lizards. No thanks.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Can't carry a gun
      whatever you say.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sorry. Against the rules.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hmmm, that's a good point.

          >For me it's mentally unhealthy to be around people all the time.
          Based and me too. It's why I went into coding but my industry has been infested with useless talkers it's driving me crazy I'm unironically thinking about driving doordash or something instead. I'm old been software for years have plenty of money saved and own house already

          you have a family? if not, driving might be a thing to consider. bit of a steep learning curve to start with, and there are shitty companies that will want to push you, but once you're settled on the road, know what you're doing and where you're going, and can find a decent company that you can reason with, it's pretty comfy tbh. its something you can generally always get back into if you want a break for a year or whatever too.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >you have a family? if not, driving might be a thing to consider.
            No kids, and nothing else I couldn't walk away from. Unfortunately I don't really like driving long distance I find it kinda tedious. I've thought about it before though and have a lot of respect for truckers, knew I guy who drove oil from m the oil fields in Texas to the refineries heard some crazy ass stories from him. And driving heavy hazmat liquid like oil is pretty tough

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I don't really like driving long distance I find it kinda tedious
              fair enough. it is a lot different in a big truck compared to a personal vehicle though, but you know what's best for you obviously. And yeah, tanker stuff is definitely a little extra. that shit has a life of its own as it pushes and pulls. gotta be smooth and steady. used to haul these shipping containers which had a giant bag of wine in it, and they'd do weird stuff to the truck.

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Redpill me on brokers. What are they like to deal with?

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its great for those who dont have a family. Being gone 6 days a week and letting MTV raise your kids, and the neighbor satisfy your wife isnt a good life.

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