IamA Former truck driving instructor. Truckers are killed more often than any other job in America, Ive personally been hit three times, and one of my former co-workers was murdered by his own student. I've been to 48 of the states. AMA!
My short bio: Former truck driver trainer, oversize, flatbed, and hazmat certified. Also instrument rated pilot.
Trucking kills more workers than any other industry, and regularly kills more workers than the worst year in Iraq. Ive been hit three times, had one of my own co-workers roll his truck over in front of me, and one of my former co-workers was murdered by his own student. Ive been to 48 states and driven around 750,000 miles.
I spent the last two winters in the rocky mountains, including hauling oversize loads all over the Pacific Northwest.
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Edit: Just wanted to reach out to all the returning veterans here, if you dont know what you want to do once you get out, Trucking is a great way to get acclimated back to civlian life. The list of top military friendly companies is filled with trucking companies. If you have been out of the military or are planning on leaving, feel free to leave any military related questions and Ill do my best to get to them as well. Ive had a few veterans come up to me about learning how to drive after being wounded, or having PTSD, and Ive trained a few of them myself.