Quote Originally Posted by jlanthripp View Post
It's USA Truck. I don't think I'm going to go with it, at the very least for quite a while. I'd like to get the last of my debt paid off and some money saved up for a rainy day before I try the owner-operator route.

Besides, I just finished the training to become a trainer, which should net me quite a bit more than I'm making now, and probably more than I could hope to make as a lease-purchase driver. Yes, I am aware that I've only been driving for a year and a half. Yes, I'd be far more comfortable with training new drivers if I had a few more years behind the wheel. That being said, I could really use the money, and I think (and hope!) that I can do an acceptable job of turning out safe, professional drivers. In any case, I'm going to do exactly what anybody in any job should do - the best job I can!
With your experience, plus the training to become a trainer, you don't have enough experience to teach a monkey to peel and eat bananas.

There is simply too much to learn that one needs time, years of time, to learn before they even ENTERTAIN the idea of training.

I am not trying to nor mean to insult.
Just stating the facts.