Hello Total Newbie here-

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  1. Michelle33

    Michelle33 Bobtail Member

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    Hi there! I'm new and thought I should introduce myself-
    I'm new to this forum and brand new to this industry. I'm a 40 year old military spouse/house wife and I just signed up for truck driver school I have no clue what I'm doing or if I'll even be able to do it I'm truly hoping I can-
    I'm ready for a change and to finally do something for myself- travel a bit, make some $$ and let the husband deal with the crazy teenagers for a while My husband is planning on joining me after he retires in a few years- but I'm going ahead to gain some experience and to help us be out of debt by the time he retires and kids are graduated.
    Any other military spouses here that have done similar?
    Any other ladies here that can offer advice about trucking as a woman?
    Is this profession physically demanding? I'm not very strong but I love driving, traveling & solitude. So if anyone has any advice/tips/guidance etc to offer, Or just want to say Hi or that I'm crazy feel free to leave a comment.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    There's a "Ladies Room" thread on here that may be of help to you.
    @REO6205 can show where the "Ladies Room" thread is.
    @bullhaulerswife will help you also.
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    Where is your location; not your address, just state & nearest city/town?
     
  5. Michelle33

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  7. Chinatown

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    This company has a terminal in El Paso and hires new cdl school grads.
    R. E. West Transportation
    R.E. West Transportation is an over the road transportation company.
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  8. Chinatown

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    How long can you handle being away from home?
     
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  10. Michelle33

    Michelle33 Bobtail Member

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    I've been away from home for 8 weeks, multiple times- never longer than that though.
     
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