What are my thoughts after 5 years in trucking?
As I approach 5 years in the trucking industry, I can't help but reflect on what it's been like so far.
The freedom. The ADVENTURE. The MONEY. It has been great. It truly has. And none of it would have been possible without the fine folks at Driver Solutions and C1 Truck Driver Training - Springfield. Press PLAY to see a video I recorded recently on some time off in Michigan talking about what it has been like so far...
WATCH: My Thoughts After 5 Years in Trucking
In the Beginning
5 years ago, I had no idea I would end up where I am today. Driver Solutions and C1 training gave me a chance. I'll never forget the day I started truck driving school. I was a nervous reck. In fact, if you've seen some of my other videos you know that I failed my CDL test the first try. It took my taking a moment to step away and reflect; along with some encouragement from the instructors to help my bounce back to pass with flying colors the 2nd try. Needless to say, I've come a LONG WAY since then....
The Money & The Adventure
The money and the adventure have been incredible so far. The more experience I get, the more money I make and the more I get to see the country. It's been pretty dang fun.
Sure, it's tough out here. But if you keep a clean record and pass your inspections with no tickets or violations, that makes a HUGE difference as you progress in your trucking career. You know, one ticket doesn't kill you but if you start adding more and more it can be a big deal. I can't stress enough the importance of keeping clean record.
Trucking has brought me a lot of happiness. I am able to go out here and do my thing while making great money. I'm basically my own boss. I look forward to another 5 years of doing the Trucker Wayne thing and helping out not only the new drivers, but those with some experience too. We're all in this together and there's so much this industry has to offer. I'm just glad to be a part of it.
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About The Author
Wayne got his start in trucking by going through the Driver Solutions company paid CDL training program back in 2012. Since then, he has traveled over 300,000 safe miles and counting! After seeing his photos and reading about his adventures, we knew we had to share them on our blog. Join Wayne on his journey for a first hand look at life on the road!