Yeah, it seems like trucking would done best full time, so I will wait until my contract ends to get the insurance before driving. Well, a month in advance so my authority is ready.
I am anxious to make a big career change- I have been a teacher for 10 years, and no one but my girlfriend and truck driver friends are encouraging me to do this.
My parents think I should stick to my dayjob, but I absolutely hate the working environment and I feel like I am losing brain cells. They used to let me listen to an earbud and podcasts, but now I can't even do that. I can get my fill of podcasts while behind the wheel.
I am yet to discover if I like trucking, but I have been around diesel my whole life. I work part time as a diesel mechanic, own 3 diesel pickups and drive a service truck.
If I enjoy doing this, I will figure out how to make a living. Even if I get an entry CDL job for a company, I'll take a $20k paycut and say adios to the communists. The difference between teaching and trucking is the earning potential. If I were to teach another 15 years, I'd barely make another $8k annually. If I am successful trucking, I can run a small fleet and quadruple my teaching salary.