Thank you for the great advise! Would you have any recommendations on where to potentially look for a local trucking job that would let me gain a year or two of experience? I've tried to research ways to gain experience but most of the jobs are all OTR for new drivers. Thank you again!
Look for the gas haulers. Anywhere you see white above ground storage tanks most likely you'll find trucks loading gasoline. Find the office and go in and explain what you have said here. Tell them you want to make a career of hauling gasoline. Let them know that hauling gasoline is not just a truck driving job but a delivery job required to know not only the truck but the products as well. Everything about the job appeals to you and you can see yourself retiring from such a job.