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Old 12-30-2006, 07:19 AM
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Default Feeling Discouraged...

Well I am half way through Werner's training, and hearing about slow freight/lower miles and getting really scared. Will I be able to make a living at this job? $300-500 a week doesn't cut it. I've got to many depts and bills and my idea was a job where I would be on my own and independent, and be able to cut down on these bills and such. I spent damn all togeather over $3K to get this far. Are my fears relized, or is there hope?
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Old 12-30-2006, 08:26 AM
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well, if your just getting out of school, you'll be getting 300-500 a week for the next 6 weeks. then things will start to pick up. but it's a good 3-6 mos. to get going really good on your own. things don't happen over night. BOL
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Old 12-30-2006, 11:05 AM
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Hes right! It wont happen overnight! It took me about 2 months to really get rolling.
Its just like any new job ya know. the first couple months are kinda rough.

Freight always slows down around the hollidays/ winter time.

Summer is go time!
Stick with it, Run hard and go on a real strict budget.
I know its easier said than done. But hang in there man.

All you have to do is stay with Werner for 1 year then you can go someplace else and make some actual money!
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:04 PM
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you are just starting out hang in there and when you get your own truck you will start making money.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:13 PM
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Hang in there man, after you satisfy your contract with Werner you will have enough experience to find a company that fits you better.
A year goes by fast,....live cheap and try to hold off your debt. Talk to the people you owe and make sure that you are in communication with them. Communication goes a long way as opposed to ignoring them. I learned my lesson about that the hard way.
Good luck, drive safe
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Old 12-30-2006, 01:33 PM
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What do mean "I spent 3k to get this far"? Do you owe 3k, or did you pay 3k?
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Old 12-30-2006, 01:51 PM
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The unfortunate thing about this industry is that it takes time for you to get used to the flows that happen. This time of year freight gets slow and will be for a month or two.

Right after you get through training, you will have to learn what its like to be a solo driver. Sorry, but the only way to learn this is by doing it. You can get all the advice from everybody in the world, but, until you actually do it and learn it ......

Unfortunately, the best advise anybody can give is to hang in there. Hope and pray that you continue to have support from home, learn your solo driver lessons quickly.
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Old 12-30-2006, 01:52 PM
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I'm sure me meant 3k for school
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:23 PM
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Coming out of training is just your first Baby step into Trucking. You are not going to be given Super Trucker work...until you get to walk on your own. It's for your own good as well as the Company. Your unfortunate mistakes in the beginning could put you out of your career from jump street.
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:32 PM
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Coming out of training is just your first Baby step into Trucking. You are not going to be given Super Trucker work...until you get to walk on your own. It's for your own good as well as the Company. Your unfortunate mistakes in the beginning could put you out of your career from jump street.
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