thinking of driving

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by ksouthard, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Do you think encouraging to go OTR is giving her a break ?
     
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  3. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    With that experience you should go to Costco

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    You'd work far less hours and get much better benefits .
     
  4. Smaggs

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    Any person, regardless of age and all that, should be able to drive big trucks. If you really want to do it, go for it!
     
  5. ksouthard

    ksouthard Light Load Member

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    I agree with you wholeheartedly nothing wrong with that at all I was just insulted by the way it was put to me as if I could not do anything anyhow no offense to you or anyone who works at walmart or any other retail it is good honest work and that is all that matters
     
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  6. ksouthard

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    thank you thank you thank you someone who got what i was saying
     
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  7. RickG

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    Not true at all . Not just anybody can do it and that is why carrier orientation classes are always full of newbies to replace those that didn't make it . Wannabes just can't grasp the fact that fleet size isn't increasing . There are no new driving positions , just a constant need to replace drivers that quit .
     
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    I have a friend in Wichata , who runs a small outfit. Do you Have a CDL? What's still on your record ?
     
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    OTR right now as you know to soon. But given a chance to learn she will be good at it. Roofer-not afraid to work-Paralegal- has a brain. to me she can be good at this. If she had a chance to train 8 hours a day for a couple of weeks she would make it. I wish I could help. It gets to a point when you can tell who has it and those who don't. I think she has it. Mike
     
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  10. pawpaw1

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    Lets go back to the original question. Can you learn to drive a clutch, at 57 ? Yes.
    Some other things : you're short on cash , Hubby has a problem with finding employment . You can't handle the bills , on you're present income . Is trucking a good way to go? Yes.
    Missed the part where you are Ex-military ? If so, Thank You for your service. If you've jumped out of C-130s, you already know you can do whatever you set your mind to.
    Paralegal? Pretty sharp. Same with medical billing, etc. Roofer ? OK. Not afraid of labor.
    All these qualities in one person, what's holding you back ?
    Doesn't make sense .
    As to getting your CDL. I darn well know a fear of clutches ain't it.
    One poster on this thread mentioned something , if you're for real , that you should check out. Community Colleges . Many offer CDL training. It's cheap. And good.
    A woman with a CDL should have No problem finding work. Don't go to work for someone who pays on the 1099, unless you do your homework.
    As an O-O, I'll add this . ( I've owned my share of dogs , BTW ) If you're not willing to do what it takes , to do the job, I don't want you. Your dogs come before my business , I don't need you. And, from what you've said , it would seem they do. Please correct me, if I'm wrong.
    In short , what are you waiting for?
    Of course , it does seem to me an easier way for you, would be to file Bankruptcy . Costs little, most of your bills will go away, there is very little stigma attached to it anymore , and you wouldn't have to jump into yet another line of work, that you might hate , you wouldn't have to worry about your dogs , or your Hubby finding a job. Heck, you could probably keep your present job, he could start over, say, for example, at a fast food joint, and you'd be able , together, to pay your reduced bills. Or, did I miss something again?
    In short , this whole thread just doesn't smell legit to me. Sorry.
     
  11. ksouthard

    ksouthard Light Load Member

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    sorry I just won't get into this again why is everyone so offensive on here and I am not whining either believe me I can take it , however what I did say is I am covering the bills but it is a struggle like everyone else and I did say I was THINKING THINKING THINKING of changing careers I don't know why, when someone asks one bit of advice that all of you or I should say most of you have to stomp all over them perhaps nothing better to do ??????
     
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