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Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by antimason(m): 3:56pm On Apr 25
hello guys, I am Abdulkabir from Edo state, my journey into the world of trucks came about after a misfortune I faced, at one time I was a student in Uniben department of Animal science under Agricultural faculty, I left school without differing the admission to travel abroad, An Ill fated trip that got me touring the airport in Turkey waiting for my transit flight to Ukraine.

I later got deported from turkey for fake visa and all my attempts to reintegrate into school proved abortive. hence I was left with either retrying to gain admission or find a way to fend for myself, so having decided to learn a vocation, I was interested in learning computer programming but funds was not available so I had to learn something more cost effective, other handy works I could learn required a certain capital and I was dead broke as I had been abandoned by my father who was my sole sponsor.

so I had to look for a skill to learn, still be earning while learning and have a greater prospect of meeting up with living standards at its culmination.
Now I am a certified truck driver currently employed by Ardova plc.

DM me with your questions in anything related with trucks.

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by felixzo1(m): 3:59pm On Apr 25
antimason:
hello guys, I am Abdulkabir from Edo state, my journey into the world of trucks came about after a misfortune I faced, at one time I was a student in Uniben department of Animal science under Agricultural faculty, I left school without differing the admission to travel abroad, An Ill fated trip that got me touring the airport in Turkey waiting for my transit flight to Ukraine. I later got deported from turkey for fake visa and all my attempts to reintegrate into school proved abortive. hence I was left with either retrying to gain admission or find a way to fend for myself, so having decided to learn a vocation, I was interested in learning computer programming but funds was not available so I had to learn something more cost effective, other handy works I could learn required a certain capital and I was dead broke as I had been abandoned by my father who was my sole sponsor. so I had to look for a skill to learn, still be earning while learning and have a greater prospect of meeting up with living standards at its culmination. now I am a certified truck driver currently employed by Ardova plc. DM me with your questions in anything related with trucks.
which type of trucks do you drive. I am fascinated by the size of trucks and will want to learn for fun, its will be nice controlling a monster

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by antimason(m): 5:15pm On Apr 25
felixzo1:
which type of trucks do you drive. I am fascinated by the size of trucks and will want to learn for fun, its will be nice controlling a monster
I learnt with a MAN diesel, but I have driven MACK and SCANIA trucks. its quite easy when you put your mind to it, especially if you know how to drive cars already.

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by felixzo1(m): 5:21pm On Apr 25
antimason:

I learnt with a MAN diesel, but I have driven MACK and SCANIA trucks. its quite easy when you put your mind to it, especially if you know how to drive cars already.
where does one learn ?what is the cost and how long did it take you to master

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by antimason(m): 6:49pm On Apr 25
felixzo1:
where does one learn ?what is the cost and how long did it take you to master
first of all you would have to have all the time in the world to learn it as you would have to be going to travel with your master (as the drive who is teaching you would be called by you), in most places its free to learn but recently some drivers have started collecting acceptance fees citing the laxity of supposed learners(also referred as conductors), you can master it from like 6months to unlimited years depending on your zeal and will,and also depending on the master, how willing is he to rush you in attaining the skill .

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by gboyee80: 8:45pm On Apr 25
Pls can I av ur contact? I'll love to have a private discussion with u......or u can reach me on WhatsApp 08059790723. Tanks.
Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by gboyee80: 8:46pm On Apr 25
antimason:
first of all you would have to have all the time in the world to learn it as you would have to be going to travel with your master (as the drive who is teaching you would be called by you), in most places its free to learn but recently some drivers have started collecting acceptance fees citing the laxity of supposed learners(also referred as conductors), you can master it from like 6months to unlimited years depending on your zeal and will,and also depending on the master, how willing is he to rush you in attaining the skill .
Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by boykas(m): 7:42pm On Apr 27
am a truck driver too, I drive for one of the multinational breweries company in Nigeria, have drive tata, man diesel, Volvo and currently driving mistubishi fuso..

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by felixzo1(m): 7:45pm On Apr 27
boykas:
am a truck driver too, I drive for one of the multinational breweries company in Nigeria, have drive tata, man diesel, Volvo and currently driving mistubishi fuso..

why are truck breaks always failing, the case is common in cities, is it old age or lack of maintance. how safe are truck drivers from accidents

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by boykas(m): 7:51pm On Apr 27
felixzo1:
why are truck breaks always failing, the case is common in cities, is it old age or lack of maintance. how safe are truck drivers from accidents

from maintenance sir,

there are two sources trucks gain their brake.

1, from air i.e the air must be fill up the bar before moving to avoid stories.

2. from the pad, which all cars and trucks used, but recent trucks used both. that both the pad and the air...

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by felixzo1(m): 8:00pm On Apr 27
boykas:


from maintenance sir,

there are two sources trucks gain their brake.

1, from air i.e the air must be fill up the bar before moving to avoid stories.

2. from the pad, which all cars and trucks used, but recent trucks used both. that both the pad and the air...

how do you cope on bad Nigerian roads and how long did it take you to learn?/are there no training centres or school, or its mainly informal learning

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by boykas(m): 8:10pm On Apr 27
felixzo1:
how do you cope on bad Nigerian roads and how long did it take you to learn?/are there no training centres or school, or its mainly informal learning

well, six years in trucking has not been easy, bad roads, tout, police or army brutality and so on... that's the negativity around it. but if you know ur way, you are ready to go...

school or training centres for trucks.. I don't think we have them except the one my colleague discuss earlier.

it's been Iong I learnt truck when I finish my ordinary national diploma with the polytechnic ibadan year 2009. after schooling, I became a conductor for 3years. though I stopped at a time and I came back after my first child in 2014.
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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by felixzo1(m): 8:17pm On Apr 27
boykas:


well, six years in trucking has not been easy, bad roads, tout, police or army brutality and so on... that's the negativity around it. but if you know ur way, you are ready to go...

school or training centres for trucks.. I don't think we have them except the one my colleague discuss earlier.

it's been Iong I learnt truck when I finish my ordinary national diploma with the polytechnic ibadan year 2009. after schooling, I became a conductor for 3years. though I stopped at a time and I came back after my first child in 2014.
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what will you advice someone that wants to learn but does not have time for apprenticeship

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by boykas(m): 7:01pm On Apr 29
felixzo1:
what will you advice someone that wants to learn but does not have time for apprenticeship

get some lesson or download videos on YouTube on how to drive trucks.. it's fun...

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by felixzo1(m): 7:18pm On Apr 29
boykas:


get some lesson or download videos on YouTube on how to drive trucks.. it's fun...
never thought of that.

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by boykas(m): 7:44pm On Apr 29
felixzo1:
never thought of that.

yes... it helps.. remove fear when on practical and make sure ur legs ain't far from brake.. cheers..

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by NawtyC001(m): 9:21pm On Apr 29
antimason:
hello guys, I am Abdulkabir from Edo state, my journey into the world of trucks came about after a misfortune I faced, at one time I was a student in Uniben department of Animal science under Agricultural faculty, I left school without differing the admission to travel abroad, An Ill fated trip that got me touring the airport in Turkey waiting for my transit flight to Ukraine. I later got deported from turkey for fake visa and all my attempts to reintegrate into school proved abortive. hence I was left with either retrying to gain admission or find a way to fend for myself, so having decided to learn a vocation, I was interested in learning computer programming but funds was not available so I had to learn something more cost effective, other handy works I could learn required a certain capital and I was dead broke as I had been abandoned by my father who was my sole sponsor. so I had to look for a skill to learn, still be earning while learning and have a greater prospect of meeting up with living standards at its culmination. now I am a certified truck driver currently employed by Ardova plc. DM me with your questions in anything related with trucks.



After finishing school, I have been looking for way to source means.
I read Education in school butbit difficult finding a school to teach that can pay up to #15k.

Now I'm independent, no parent care no means of surviving, the only option I have now is to go and learn yahoo.I have never considered the truck driving job.But I'm now interested. I don't know if you can assist me to learn it,and I want to be certain if I can get a job immediately I'm done learning. so I'm ready to come to learn or be your conductor.

it's better than scamming or begging online.
But na money to dey feed be issue now,if you go fit do am,make I carry my Kaya dey come like this.
life no kukuma fair oo

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by Loyalty100: 10:43am On Jul 30
boykas:


yes... it helps.. remove fear when on practical and make sure ur legs ain't far from brake.. cheers..
Boss I'm at the breaking point like this and I've decided to learn how to drive trucks to use to feed myself and raise family please how can I learn from you, I'm 100% loyal and ready to learn from you

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by Leun: 1:23pm On Jul 30
Yes, in fact I drive only in Euro Truck Simulator and see what I caused.

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by BABYharder: 1:23pm On Jul 30
Yea
Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by etrange: 1:23pm On Jul 30
Truck drivers make good money in Canada.

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by MANNABBQGRILLS: 1:23pm On Jul 30
Now I am a certified truck driver currently employed by Ardova plc.
In obodo oyibo, with this occupation, you are a big boy.
A very BIGI boy!

We will DM you when we are ready to buy our 2nd truck, by the 10th month of this year.
Location : PH.


Trucks like the below....

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by DontBullshitMe: 1:23pm On Jul 30
Truck drivers are specialists in ripping off the original truck owners. . . grin

Even they (the truck drivers) hardly buy trucks and put it on the road. They are scared as fuçk.

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by dragnet001: 1:23pm On Jul 30
I knew we have Abdul... from Edo State
Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by Cholls(m): 1:23pm On Jul 30
My brother truck driving job dey pay ooo

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by 190theclown: 1:24pm On Jul 30
Really wish i could tho

Bet that shit hard!!

Like flying an F-18 or attempting to fly a UFO grin

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by Akpuobi1: 1:24pm On Jul 30
YES, FOR TRAVELING ABROAD PURPOSES (CANADA, USA, AUSTRALIA, EUROPE-GERMANY PRECISELY), IT'S BENEFICIAL. GUYS WITH PROPER HANDLING OF TRUCKS AND EARTH MOVERS LIVE WELL THERE.

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by temptnow: 1:25pm On Jul 30
I was having this conversation with a friend in Canada who Said it's lucrative over there

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by Chijeep(m): 1:25pm On Jul 30
grin
You better don't learn it...that's the work of the 1st devil(Tempting you to go and learn how to drive truck).
The 2nd Devil will trick you into apply for Dangote job while the 3rd devil will teach you how to drive recklessly that will make to go and jam innocent citizens.
MY FRIEND, FLEE FROM THE DEVIL OOO

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Re: Have You Ever Considered Learning Truck Driving? by godumes: 1:25pm On Jul 30
Am a 10tyres truck driver, can you get me truck driving job?

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