In July of 2010, I had to ask myself, "IS GOD PLEASED WHEN A PERSON DOESN'T USE THEIR GIFTS TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILY?" (http://goo.gl/cZrPHB). In recent months, I had to ask myself this same question. Now, things are different than they were in 2010. We are not on government assistance, we are making a few dollars per hour more than in 2010, and I am driving trucks, but we are again living paycheck to paycheck. I quit Werner a year ago so I could be home with my wife and children. I figured I could get a local driving job that would pay me enough to support my family. Unfortunately, unless you are in a special driving career (oil, gas, ect.) local trucking companies do not pay that much. I thought we could make it on the pay that Ball Pipe and Supply paid without assistance, but we couldn't do it. As I have posted in the July 2010 blog, God as given me a great gift for me to glorify Him and support my family. It is up to me to use that gift the way He wants me to. I must do His will, not mine. Being that we are struggling again, I believe that I am not using God's gifts for me correctly. It is obvious to me that I must go Over The Road.
I filled out an online application that went to many companies on Wednesday night and first thing Thursday morning my phone was ringing off the hook. I know, my young readers are not going to understand that statement since phones today don't hang on hooks. I got over 30 calls from companies wanting me to drive for them. Two of the companies was Werner and CRST wanting me to come back. CRST did interest me because I did like them and I made real good money with them. When I drove for them, I made over $1000 a week. I also trained knew driver, got lots of awards, and I also worked in the Oklahoma City safety office. When they contacted me, they wanted me back real bad and made me an offer that I couldn't refuse. Of course, I didn't tell them that they already had me. So, I sealed the deal and will start driving for them on June 22, 2015. I gave my boss my two weeks notice today. Now starts the hard part. Continue doing a good job even though I know I am quitting. But I do it because it is the good and moral thing to do.
Well, it is time for me to head home. I will keep y'all updated on what I am doing and I will be seeing all of you fellow truckers on the road soon. Take care and God Bless.
The Oklahoma Tomcat