DocDon

Members
  • Content Count

    9,416
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    8

DocDon last won the day on August 8 2008

DocDon had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

388 Excellent

About DocDon

  • Rank
    No holy water, please

Profile Fields

  • Location
    Michigami

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Will do! I'm in Troutville, VA. Population 432. I just saw Ned Beatty float by in a canoe.
  2. Leaving Walton, KY... headin' for Roanoke, VA... I think I'll start up a (another) blog when I get back home in case anyone's interested in tracking my whereabouts...
  3. Hey Kristy! I'm still driving a truck, it just doesn't have hoses and ladders... I did the I-40 run from Barstow through Flagstaff and Winslow (what a fine sight to see) and on into Albuquerque. So technically, I finally made it out to you. Hey almost! Gotta finish packing - leaving tonight around 2 a.m. Later peeps!
  4. Hokey smokes have I been out of the loop. Hey Chasey! Catching up: I've since left my previous employer (see: driver mill). Now that I've "paid my dues", I can be more selective about who I want to drive for. I've managed to make it through 40 states. Have NOT seen the Northwest yet. (Hey Kimmie! ) Been everywhere from upstate New York to New Orleans to Los Angeles to El Paso and up to the Twin Cities. Passed through Kansas and Oklahoma, but did not stop. Left Maryland one morning with every intention of stopping in North Carolina on my way to Atlanta, but it was last Nascar race of 2008. Every truck stop was packed. Same with South Carolina. Ended up having to drive through to Georgia. Dropped a load in El Paso going to Juarez. After sitting at the dock for some time, went to find somebody to unload me. Passing under a sign that read "Employees Only", turned the corner to find a room full of women on sewing machines. Whoops. They unloaded the trailer pretty quick after that. I have not been flashed yet. I expect that to change ladies. I'll be back on the road Monday. I'll try to post some entertaining pics/stories... Peace! ps: Jenn. Ack!!!
  5. Speaking from experience, most of these online career sites are nothing but headhunters. I've actually found better leads on Craigslist. Try looking under software/QA/DBA/etc jobs where you're at.
  6. I haven't found any yet specifically for truckers, but I'm still in the initial stages of research. No doubt there's hundreds of these fly-by-night incorporating (ie: "we'll help build your business for $500") sites out there.
  7. I'm sure there is. I wasn't sure what it was exactly you do - I was thinking along the lines of writing software code as opposed to internet applications...
  8. That sucks! Sorry to hear that. Any chance you could do your line of work as a contractor from home?
  9. I was thinking of getting into smuggling. I have no problem jumping through the hoops, but I know there's a lot of entities out there that are looking to do nothing more than take your money for a bunch of false promises. Given I don't have that much downtime and can only get online at truck stops that have wi-fi, I wouldn't mind utilizing the services of a reputable company that will help make sure I have all my duck in a row - so I can smuggle them more efficiently.
  10. It's come to my attention that the only way I can really protect myself in this industry is to buy my own truck. That being said, have any of you used a company that will help you with the daunting task of obtaining business credit? Thanks in advance!
  11. 1) Buy my own truck. 2) Make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  12. It's tough to be away from home during the holidays no matter what you're doing http://www.letssaythanks.com
  13. Congrats old man... er, uh... grandpa!