What Advice Would You Give to New Truckers?
Tri-State Expedited Freight
“Keep an eye on your equipment.”
“Take care of your family. Always put your family first.”
“Have patience about the company and the industry. Take it easy.”
“You might spend less later if you spend more now. Cheaper’s not always better.”
New Roads, La.
“Watch your trailer at all times while you’re driving, and watch your surroundings. Go to as many safety meetings as you can.”
“Get some sleep.”
Alabama Motor Express
“Take main routes. Can’t take the back roads. It wastes gas and takes longer.”
“Be safe. Take your time.”
“Stress safety. Get more experience.”
“Always be cautious. You cannot undo an accident.”
“Find an old driver who’s been around for 25 or 30 years and do everything he says.”
“Find a good company to drive for.”
FedEx Custom Critical
“Be a company driver before being an owner-operator. Make sure they like the profession before they invest a lot in it.”
Lisa Motor Lines
“Stay focused and be aware of everything. Ask questions. There are no bad questions.”
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What are you most thankful for?
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