Ask Wayne: What are Your Truck Driving Goals?

Wayne Cragg was a driver for USA Truck during 2012-2013.  Below are his thoughts and experiences driving for the company during that time.  The views and opinions expressed below are his and not representative of those of Driver Solutions.  

In April of 2015, Driver Solutions and USA Truck mutually agreed to dissolve their partnership.  Driver Solutions remains committed to helping new drivers find the best truck driving job and CDL training opportunities available.  Learn more about our company-sponsored CDL training program here.

Carey Hayward from Driver Solutions Facebook page asks:  Hello Wayne, as for myself I'm about to start CDL training with C1 on March 4th and I have certain goals in mind, so my question to you is, do you have any personal goals that you're looking forward to achieving as a truck driver? Thanks.


Hi Carey and thank you for your question!

Yes, I have a very specific goal in mind. I want to get my year in with USA Truck! The first year is easily the toughest and I believe if I can get my year in, great things (including more money $$) will come. My loan to Driver Solutions will be paid off, more money per mile will be coming my way, and that first year learning curve will be over. As a truck driver, you learn something new every day. But in the first year, the learning curve comes at you like a fastball.

The turnover rate among first year drivers is pretty high, so I will be proud when I can say I got my first year in. Another goal I have is to drive as many miles as possible the first year. Since December 26th, I have only taken 2 days off (home time) and I have been wracking up some pretty good and safe miles since then. I believe I have learned so much in this time that every day is getting better and better and obtaining my first year is so close I can smell it.

Good luck on March 4th. My time at truck driving school changed my life for the better and I hope you have a great time there.

Related Post: In this post, I go into more detail on my 2013 goals as a truck driver.

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