Hi truckers. I am currently in-between work gigs and am waiting for COVID restrictions to ease up for my next job (it involves moving abroad).
My question is, how long does it take to get a CDL and is it even worthwhile in my situation.
Currently, my old man is getting back into trucking and asked if I want to do team-driving with him for 3-6 months before I leave the country. I have experience driving farm vehicles and we also have a semi at our disposal - he would help me practice for the driving test.
So in short, the route my dad took 7-8 years ago is self-study and then took the tests within a week (although he had much more driving experience than me). Is it realistic that I do the same? And also, is it even worth getting into trucking if it will only be for 3-6 months?
Also, I forgot to add, my dad would handle the logistics of getting our loads. Is there anything we would need to watch out for having a newbie driving? Or anything in general?
Candid responses greatly appreciated!