New to trucking

Discussion in 'The Welcome Wagon' started by Eric1990, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. UltimateTrucker

    UltimateTrucker Light Load Member

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    Eric,

    Unless you can get that degree without getting student loans, I'd say forget about it. What will you do with a music degree? You will teach for 24,000 a years IF YOU'RE LUCKY. Then again, the states are cutting their budgets left and right and many teachers are losing their jobs.

    Trust me on this one, I was in the education field for twelve years and I know what I am talking about. A degree in Music is your ticket to...wow...hopefully I will become a manager here at Target someday.

    Trucking seems much more PRACTICAL and something that society can actually use. I don't mean to rain on your parade, it's just that I have a LOT of experience in the world of universities and financial aid and I'm telling you if you have to get student loans...DON'T DO IT!!

    There are basically two bright spots in the economy...Maritime and Trucking. I almost have a masters and I can tell you what it has done for me....nada! Zilch!! Nothing!!!

    Good luck with trucling and hopefully you'll stay in it or something else that is practical.
     
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  3. G/MAN

    G/MAN Road Train Member

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    I would encourage anyone to NOT go into a career strictly for the money. Find something that you really enjoy and then find a career that matches your interests. When you do something you enjoy the money will usually follow.

    I have a couple of family members who were music majors. Both have done very well with their careers. Teaching is not known for big salaries, but there can be a lot of satisfaction gained from teaching. I think that most people would be much happier if they learned to play a musical instrument.
     
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  4. latashasha

    latashasha Bobtail Member

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    Hi,I have a question, which is the best company that will pay you for training to get your cdl.
     
  5. thePianoMan

    thePianoMan Bobtail Member

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    Piano and vocal, but I play tuba too! haha
     
  6. Eric1990

    Eric1990 Bobtail Member

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    Thats so wierd, I am a singer too.
     
  7. Eric1990

    Eric1990 Bobtail Member

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    Prime is pretty good. $200 every week while in training to get your cdl.
    After that you get 12 cents a mile or $600 a week whichever is greater while your doing your tnt miles.
     
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  8. latashasha

    latashasha Bobtail Member

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    i was looking at their website.it seems like a good company to work for
     
  9. Eric1990

    Eric1990 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah I really like Prime. So far its been really great for me.
    Where are you from? You will hate the greyhound ride there, lol.
     
  10. latashasha

    latashasha Bobtail Member

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    I'm from georgia,and I know the ride is going to be a b ackbreaker.
     
  11. Christensen

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    Good luck man,,, I 'm sure you will love it..Just remember that every job has its ups and downs. I can't wait till its my turn.:biggrin_25519:
     
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