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register20 02-17-2011 03:50 PM

Anyone actually work in the trucking industry?
 
I play rig'n'roll and at the same time i work as a dispatch in a trucking company. Just want to know if there is anyone else work in trucking industry?

VNfan 02-17-2011 03:58 PM

Sure. I am a real life trucker here in Norway. Have been driving for 4 years, local, district and long haul. Currently I am driving distric, home every day, but I drive fairly long distances and few deliveries. And we have really interesting roads here :D.

register20 02-17-2011 05:31 PM

What kind of truck you drive?

USA Trucker 02-17-2011 07:34 PM

You will find that many of us here either are, or were truckers, including myself. I had a 1985 Kenworth T600 Sleeper.

register20 02-17-2011 07:38 PM

just wanted to know im registered at matrix forms but there are allot of people who doesnt own or had a matrix in their life (toyota matrix)

USA Trucker 02-17-2011 08:03 PM

Except for motorcycles, I only bought American trucks. I think they have more flare, style, and design that depicts your personality. To me, all foreign trucks seem to look the same. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Nice thread. I decided to make it a ‘Sticky’ so everyone can view, and comment on it

register20 02-17-2011 09:39 PM

i did seen most of them came from russia. most of them look the same but some of them look awesome check out URAL TRUCKS they dont look much but you can go pretty much everywhere with them

VNfan 02-18-2011 11:45 AM

Right now I drive a Volvo FM 300. I have driven a variety of trucks, including Volvo FL, FM, FH12 and FH16, Scania P and R (including R580), Mercedes and my definite favourite, a DAF XF105 520.

I could post screenshots, I don't know if this would be an appropriate place to do that?

USA Trucker: You know, some of us might want to repeat that last post of yours, except switching "American" with "European", and "foreign" with "American" ;). Hehe.

register20 02-18-2011 01:08 PM

i drove kamaz highway and dump truck back in the day that was fun

USA Trucker 02-18-2011 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VNfan (Post 225628)
USA Trucker: You know, some of us might want to repeat that last post of yours, except switching "American" with "European", and "foreign" with "American" ;). Hehe.

You could, but how true would it be? I’m merely saying that American trucks are built with many designs, shapes, and sizes. 90% of what I‘ve seen with European trucks are cab-overs, and look pretty much the same. It wasn’t intended to insult anyone. It was just an observation.;)

register20 02-18-2011 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by usa trucker (Post 225701)
you could, but how true would it be? I’m merely saying that american trucks are built with many designs, shapes, and sizes. 90% of what i‘ve seen with european trucks are cab-overs, and look pretty much the same. It wasn’t intended to insult anyone. It was just an observation.;)

you are correct about european trucks look the same but some of them look nice like man v8 class a thats a nice truck

USA Trucker 02-18-2011 02:19 PM

I didn’t say they didn’t look nice. Just that they look the same. Let’s move on now.;)

VNfan 02-18-2011 02:40 PM

Nono, I didn't take it as an insult or anything, and that was not the intention of my post either. I am sure you think they look alike, and I have no problem with that, just as I assume you don't have a problem with me thinking US trucks look alike. The point is, I obviously see the difference between Euro trucks, walking among these every single day. I don't see US trucks very often, and when I do, it always looks like a US truck. I am sure you feel the same way, but opposite.

Register20: I like Russian trucks, they're pretty cool. I was in Estonia a couple of years ago, and saw Kamaz, GAZ and all the others. I wouldn't like to have to drive one daily, though :).

register20 02-28-2011 06:19 PM

VNfan: yea. but im not saying that i would drive it daily. they just look different from others they dont have much just the basics. THOSE TRUCKS LET YOU FEEL THE ROAD FUN FOR FIRST 1 - 3 HOURS

thats it no one actually works in trucking world?

USA Trucker 02-28-2011 06:26 PM

@Register20,
Please don't double post.

raven28690 03-07-2011 03:07 AM

Have had cdl's since 1993.
Drove over the road from 1993 till 2000 when I started driving dump trucks because i wanted more home time.

USA Trucker 03-08-2011 10:34 AM

Yeah, that seems to be the chief complaint for us married guys. When my wife was between jobs, she rode with me a lot, but when she went back to work, it put some stress on us.:(

raven28690 03-10-2011 12:40 AM

mine occasionally rode with me when i would deliver my backhaul.

yea, it put a aweful stress on our marriage so i came off the road in 2000 and have never went back although with the lack of jobs in this area i may be forced to go back on the road.
dump truck jobs has dried up since the grading jobs have came to a crawl around here and i havent had any luck finding anything running local.

USA Trucker 03-10-2011 05:25 PM

If you can do it before marriage, or have a spouse willing to endure the OTR schedule short term, then it’s certainly the way to go to make good money in the shortest amount of time, and view your country as a tourist.

bash 03-15-2011 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VNfan (Post 225736)
Register20: I like Russian trucks, they're pretty cool. I was in Estonia a couple of years ago, and saw Kamaz, GAZ and all the others. I wouldn't like to have to drive one daily, though :).

Hehe, cool to see that someone has visited Estonia. Was it business or pleasure ?
Don`t see much of those Russian trucks here anymore, but they do still move occasionally. And if they do you can smell it a kilometer away or see the smoke.
You are right about your roads, I did go to Norway with my father in summer 2010 (he hauls factory produced houses from Estonia to Norway). 110kph downhill and curves with a truck got my adrenaline pumping well :D Almost as scary as driving a bike 280kph.

But to stay in topic: planning to make a career change to become a trucker. Currently a car fleet manager (full service lease).

VNfan 04-02-2011 05:01 PM

I was in Estonia on holidays with my family. We were to Finland, and took Tallink from Helsinki to Tallin. I can't remember when it was, but it must have been in the early 2000s. Definitely quite a few Russians there then, and that's not too lang ago..?

What company / truck does your father drive (for)?

KENWORTH 04-17-2011 11:44 PM

im a trucker i live in Little Rock Arkansas

bash 05-05-2011 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VNfan (Post 249792)
I was in Estonia on holidays with my family. We were to Finland, and took Tallink from Helsinki to Tallin. I can't remember when it was, but it must have been in the early 2000s. Definitely quite a few Russians there then, and that's not too lang ago..?

What company / truck does your father drive (for)?

Things have gone a lot better since 2000. Though recession hit us hard. Before it was quite good.

He drives for Saue Auto (usually yellow trucks and some of them haul fish in Norway, not a big fleet, think about 50 trucks or so). Scania R480. Dual axle.

SATrucker 05-30-2012 01:37 PM

Was a trucker
 
Worked 4 a company that only bought Isuzu, Toyota and Mack's. We have only one Deutz but that was a rigid. Except 4 the Mack, the others was 16 wheelers.

Only a few long distance trips were done in the 11 years I was there. But is was good and in the past 12 years I still missed the times I had there.

(South Africa, Pretoria)


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