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  1. MtnMan210

    MtnMan210 Bobtail Member

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    Just wanted to drop a message in here. Getting ready for some big changes..... moving from southern California(after living here for 37 years) to the Las Vegas, Nv area in a couple weeks as well as starting a new career as a driver. This site and its members has been a great source of info for someone who is coming into this with zero knowledge. thanks to all and looking forward to what trucking can bring in the future
     
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    You'll love Las Vegas area. I moved here from Tennessee.
    Trucking is a great career; you'll like that also.
     
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    we have some family there so atleast that will help the transition. Our plan is to rent for 1 year to figure out what area we like then buy. Plus since it looks like I'll be getting my 1 year in with a new company anyways it kind of works out.

    I'm pretty excited to get into it. I really would like to start in a flatbed division. Hopefully that's a possible. I've been doing the same thing for so long the change is very welcomed.
     
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    Several flatbed companies hire new drivers from Las Vegas area.
    There's some beautiful homes, reasonably priced in Las Vegas/Henderson.
    My neighbor is wanting a new home with a swimming pool and found two for just over $300K. Big beautiful Spanish style homes with tile roof.
    Plenty to choose from.
     
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    Family is in North Vegas but we really like Henderson due to a little more spread out and of course the closeness to the launch ramp. Although everything is relatively close.


    thanks so much for the list. I'll research those this afternoon. I'm still debating whether to put myself through school or get it through a company. I'd kind of like to do it myself while I'm still getting a paycheck from my current job but with moving there isnt a lot of extra money for tuition.
     
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    Melton Truck Lines has cdl school tuition reimbursement program.
    Tuition Reimbursement Program
    Recent CDL school graduates with 4 or less months of OTR can qualify for Melton’s tuition reimbursement program. Our plan will pay $150 every month up to $5000! The first payout will follow your 30 day Melton anniversary.

    If the driver paid less than $5000 pursuing their CDL the payout will stop at the amount they paid.
     
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    I'm in Henderson. Few minutes drive to Primm, CA to buy lottery tickets. Primm is right on the CA/NV line.
    Super good schools here if you have children.
     
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