Early development of consideration of trucking and school hunting.
In about 24 hrs I will be in Dallas having a nice meal with my wife and parents. From there, I suppose we'll part ways and I will go get settled into my apartment.
At this point I will only be bringing necessities. Originally I was going to bring my PS3 and MAYBE my PC. PS3, obviously for games and DVDs. The PC, mainly for my online activities such as keeping up with this blog and video chat with my wife so she don't forget what a handsome devil I am.
But I was
Not really a lot to add at the moment. I got the bank to raise my debt limit for the day. The school processed my card for tuition and I'll do the housing part next week after I get my Unemployment pay. Gives me a bit of a buffer zone for the week.
I photoshopped Google Maps to show yall the location/size of the school and the apartment. I'm still really surprised at how compact the school building is. I don't know where they do the driving part. The office site didn't seem set up for
Today, August 1, 2011 I enrolled in Continental Truck Driver Training & Education in south Dallas, Texas. (www.cdlcareers.net)
Roadmaster in San Antonio told me the industry minimum is 160 hours of training. Continental provides 200 hours over 4 weeks. They are NOT accredited. But they say that they have a near 94% job placement rating and lifetime job placement assistance. They are running a special this month so my total tuition and housing only ran $2,700.
Updated 08.02.2011 at 02.17 AM by Blank_Look (move category)
Monday August 1, 2011
I've been checking around to different schools and talking to a couple friends about the biz. One thing I know is I do NOT want company sponsorship. I don't want to be locked in to a company. I need the freedom to choose my employer and receive a better rate of pay.
It is understandable that companies want something back from you for training you. I would feel a moral obligation to do so. But what I hear from others, the pay is low and the treatment
Updated 08.01.2011 at 12.17 PM by Blank_Look
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