Everything You Will Ever Need to Know to Start Driving a Big Truck or How I Became a Professional Tourist

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Have you ever thought about driving a big truck? Have you ever even just wondered what really goes on in the world of eighteen wheelers? Can you be a trucker? It looks interesting, but it must be complicated. How could anyone even begin to maneuver one of those huge monstrosities? Trust me, you can do this! Not only is it possible for almost anyone to successfully navigate into the world of transportation, but you will be helping out a necessary part of the economy and one that is constantly and even desperately in search of drivers. There is no unemployment for a big rig driver. Let me show you how to do it all! Everything you will ever need to know is right here in these pages including how to find some of the most incredible jobs, and many things that you are not supposed to know about. And there are MANY things you are not supposed to know about. So jump on it and learn what it takes to get paid to do what others are willing to pay for the privilege of doing. With me as your tour guide you will be able to get out & see the sights, be on a permanent vacation, & you will learn just what it takes to become happily involved as a "Professional Tourist."

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Steve Richards is a licensed real estate broker, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), former Denver radio announcer, guitarist & composer of many years, private investigator, published author, and even a professional tourist (truck driver). "Everything You Will Ever Need To Know To Start Driving A Big Truck Or How I Became A Professional Tourist" is a definitive compendium of survival and success over evidential adversity in the world of big trucks.

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If you pay attention it is astounding what you can observe. Not long ago, I ran head on into a tornado in the middle of Kansas. While not everyone would want this, I will say it was probably the most exhilarating moment I have ever had while driving.
I was on a two way, two lane highway out in the middle of nowhere when I observed this large funnel cloud drop right out of the sky. While it certainly raises your blood pressure a bit and may even rattle the nerves, I was never in any way in fear of my safety. I had the weather station on the radio, and the emergency voice came on and said, "Go immediately to your tornado shelter! Go immediately to your tornado shelter! Go immediately to your tornado shelter!" On and on it went. However, as I was already in my tornado shelter, there was nothing further for me to do.
I could not turn my 71 feet of tractor trailer around. So, I had the option of either pulling over on the side of the road, or I could keep going and hope to outrun it. No matter what I did, it just kept getting closer and closer. I began to think I was a tornado magnet.
I pulled over in back of a couple other local trucks, grabbed my camera, and hopped out onto the highway. The two drivers ran up to me and yelled in terror, "What do we do? What do we do?" Thinking quickly I held up my camera and said, "Here, take my picture in front of this thing." To my amazement these guys would not touch my happy little Nikon, and instead ran scurrilously down the highway to escape the oncoming peril and certain devastation.

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