I am just starting out. I am trying to find a company that will train me and give me a job. I am hearing "not in your area". The problem with local companies is that they are either not hiring or they want experienced drivers. None of the companies I've talked to will tell me if I have a better chance if I pay for my own schooling. I'm about 2 1/2 hours from Seattle, but only 10 minutes from Portland, OR.
I'm 38 and ready to get to work. I have no felonies misdemeanors, dui's or tickets. I have 1 not at fault accident. My dad was was a truck driver for 38 years and my mom drove for 9 years. My dad retired when I was 16, and I never got the chance to go OTR with him. This would be my opportunity to connect. I've hung sheetrock for the last 8 years so I know I can unload a trailer as fast as anyone if necessary(if that would give incentive to hire me).
Anyone have any suggestions? Is this just the worst time to try to bust in on the scene or what?