Newby from Southeast Iowa

Discussion in 'The Welcome Wagon' started by nickred896, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. nickred896

    nickred896 Bobtail Member

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    Hello, I'm Nick Davis, and on April 1st I start driving school at Indian Hills Community College in my hometown of Ottumwa, Iowa. I've been married for almost a year, and my wife intends on coming with me over the road (no kids). Trucking runs in my family, my dad, and two uncles were/are truckers. I'm very fortunate that Iowa Workforce Development and the Workforce Investment Act are funding my tuition ($1,800), fuel, physical, and food costs during school. When I start trucking I'll have the serious advantage of having almost no out of pocket costs (besides maps of course). I'll be blogging during school, orientation and training, and beyond. Before I decided to pursue a career in trucking, I worked as a sports producer for a local radio station, and as a media consultant for a local political campaign.

    If you're in Iowa and have questions about getting funding from Iowa Workforce and Workforce Investment Act, please ask, it was a long process but completely worth it.
     
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  3. d o g

    d o g Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Welcome to TTR, Nick. Good luck with school.
     
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    critters <b>Late For Dinner</b>

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    welcome to the forum,Good Luck with training.
     
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    WV_Daddys_Girl <b>Crusty Ole' Wifey</b>

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    Welcome to the forum, nickred896!
     
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    BritChick <b>Crusty Limey</b>

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  7. COWGIRL-UP 40

    COWGIRL-UP 40 Light Load Member

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    Hello Nick and welcome :)
     
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    Hello there Nick have yourself a wonderful time both here and on the highway

    Thanks Dino bob
     
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  9. nickred896

    nickred896 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks everyone for your kind words, I've posted a review/overview of the first two weeks of the IHCC program here.
     
  10. Drac1985

    Drac1985 Medium Load Member

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    Greetings and Welcome. Good luck with your training. Keeps us posted.
     
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    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    Welcome to the party!
     
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