Lesson Learned, Now May I Please Have My CDLs Back
by, 03.10.2010 at 08.54 PM (421 Views)
In June of 2007, I had a serious drinking problem though I was the last person to realize it. I never did drive a big truck under the influence, but when I was home I was literally out of control. I would drink and drive and not consider for one moment that I was putting other peoples lives in danger, or that I was about to destroy my career. Then, it happened. I was pulled over in my pick-up and arrested for DUI. I lost everthing. My truck, my house, my savings, and I nearly lost my beautiful, wonderful wife. Why is it that most people do not see the error of their ways until they are sitting in the back of a police car, lights flashing all over and all the neighbors standing on their porches with that look of disgust. Well, I was disgusted, too. It is a shame that it took me losing the one thing that I was good at to realize that I needed to make major changes in my life. Since that day I am drug and alchohol free (I even quit smoking!). I may have lost all of my material possessions, but I have gained a life that is full of quality relationships, my wife, my kids and grandkids, and most importantly, God! I believe with all of my heart that He took me out of that truck because He knew that I was going to kill someone, possibly a whole family, and He put me in a position to listen, just shut up, be still and listen. That was three years ago. Today I go to college full time to learn a new career. I am taking psychology. I have an associates in business and I am minoring in business. My hope, with my driving background and education that I will be able to work with truckers that need someone to help them get through problems, whether it be job related, home related, or chemical related. I did not start driving big trucks until I was 39 years old and I only drove for 4 years, but I fell in love with it. And that is the way it goes. You love it or you hate it. I hope to one day get back into a truck. I would do it right this time. I will respect the industry and the other truckers out there. I helped strengthen the stereotypical view of truckers when I was arrsted for that DUI and I apologise to you all for that and if I ever get to drive again I will make it up to you all by being a good responsible driver. I hope that I will also have the oportunity to help those out there that are having the problems that I did. Please feel free to contact me if you want to talk. Oh, yeah, does anyone know how I can get my cdl back?