What advice would you give a new driver?

FREDDIE TILLIE
Orlando, Fla.
Independent

“Patience.”

CHARLES THOMAS
Uncertain, Texas
FFE

“Stay at home if you are married.”

ROBERT SPAULDING
Hillsboro, Tenn.
Coastal Transport

“Don’t do it.”

MICHAEL KAREN
Las Vegas
Central Freight

“Slow down on curves.”

Efrian Ruiz Caro
Margate, Fla.
Evans Delivery
“Just drive safely and follow the regulations.”

MIKE WILLIAMS
Fort Gaines, Ga.
Boyd Bros.

“Be careful.”

CLIFFORD DELK
Range, Ala.
MSJ Trucking

“Think about your family. You will miss your family.”

BILL ELDER
Cleveland, Texas
Independent

“Stay out of it. Find a real job.”

LARRY LOWERY
LaGrange, Ga.
Vaughan Transport

“Don’t be married and have a family. Be prepared to be alone if you’re going to make money.”

JOHN DUNNING
Mobile, Ala.
Southeast

“Be careful. It’s a good business.”

John Jackson
Sumter, S.C.
U.S. Services
“Make sure you know what you want from a company before you start working for it.”

MIGUEL ALDIVA
Orlando, Fla.
Werner

“Watch out. Slow down. Be alert and be patient.”

SAM COOK
Lebanon, Tenn.
Ranger

“It’s not an easy life, so be serious about it.”

MIKE BREAZEALE
Meridian, Miss.
Southern Ionics

“Find another line of work. It is tough.”

CLIFTON COBBS
Houston
Blueflash Express

“Get with a senior driver and learn all the ins and outs.”

TRAVIS SANDERS
Macon, Miss.
T&L Transport

“Be alert to what you’re doing and pay attention to other drivers.”

Next month’s question: What is your favorite time of the year to drive? Why? E-mail ovdeditors@eTrucker.com.

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