newbie question

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by potentialhardworker, May 8, 2021.

  1. potentialhardworker

    potentialhardworker Bobtail Member

    27
    6
    Jan 15, 2018
    0
    I have not driven a car in a long time but I have a clean driving record. Would that look really bad to a potential employer training me for a CDL A?
    There's always a community college that could train me but it is going to cost me some money AND I have to take a city bus to the training area.
    I thought about being a trucker many times, last time was in 2018 and man I am down because my father just turned 70 and I got this mid life crisis going on because I haven't been sucessful due to a mental breakdown I had 11 years ago.
    Hey be safe out there, looking forward to hearing from you all. Peace.
     
    austinmike and blairandgretchen Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    50,382
    87,782
    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    0
    As long as you have a car drivers license you're ok.
    No need to mention you haven't been driving, so keep that to yourself.
    The nervous breakdown will be a problem if you talk about it.
    How long ago were the wrecks and DUI?
     
    slow.rider Thanks this.
  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

    9,398
    41,519
    Dec 9, 2011
    South west Missouri
    0
    Wrecks and DUI?
     
    GYPSY65, meechyaboy and Coffey Thank this.
  5. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

    2,448
    5,183
    Apr 29, 2020
    0
    If he has been under a Doctors care for it he will. I am also sure there has been quite a bit of medication involved as well. Chinatown, you really know better than to dispense advice like that. It certainly is not the first time you have encouraged people to lie on a federal form. Yes.....the long form is a federal form. This is 2021 not 1971. Any and All information is available with a mouse click these days.
     
    blairandgretchen Thanks this.
  6. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

    9,398
    41,519
    Dec 9, 2011
    South west Missouri
    0
    Honestly, if the OP has mental issues, truck driving is probably one of the least preferred options for employment.

    For a variety of reasons, and with no judgement involved.
     
    GYPSY65, lester, Cowboyrich and 2 others Thank this.
  7. Cobrakaiguy

    Cobrakaiguy Light Load Member

    105
    90
    Nov 16, 2020
    Dallas
    0
    With all the lazy pieces of crap who won’t go back to work, depending on the state you live in see if the local work force will pay for you to go to a CDL, school, they have grants set up for that. As long as you don’t have a criminal record and a valid license without a bunch of tickets you will be good, also several big companies pay for schooling if you work thro
     
    GYPSY65 and slow.rider Thank this.
  8. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

    2,448
    5,183
    Apr 29, 2020
    0
    OP has been dealing with serious mental health issues. He will need to jump through many hoops before he can even think about qualifying for a Medical Card. Without the above mentioned issues......sure.....any idiot can get a CDL....I got mine!
     
  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    50,382
    87,782
    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    0
    Post from Feb. 2018
    ~
    Seeing STexans picture is making me reconcider Trucking. I know I would prefer local but other than a DUI once I did get in a few accidents. But I was young and stupid.
    My options are to become a mailman, study for the test, apply.
    Become a Trucker, a potential dangerous job
    Was thinking of radiology at community college. Learn more about anatomy and patient care and get a sweet job.
    Im not sure how ill end up.
     
  10. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

    9,398
    41,519
    Dec 9, 2011
    South west Missouri
    0
    Good work
     
    GYPSY65, slow.rider and Chinatown Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted