Keeping up with the jones's
I have been seeing many videos lately on YouTube of drivers posting their paychecks. They are saying they made a certain amount, generally a large amount. You don't see people posting $300 checks! I don't mind that. The problem I have with it is some of these drivers are suggesting that if you don't make some large amount you are a loser or not doing good in trucking. I'm here to tell you, that's simply not true. Many drivers write to me and tell me they have a dedicated route that gets them home or they do a certain thing at their company because of the schedule. They take home less for some other benefit. If you have a couple of little kids at home you may not want to be gone for 4 weeks at a time.
Don't try to keep up with anyone. Never compare what you make to them. Are you happy at your job? Do they treat you like the professional you are and give you the home time you want and need? I think that is worth something. Also, I have generally found the people that brag the most about what they make or have generally don't have any money. Keep that in mind.
See you on the road.
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.