Becoming A Trucker

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    Becoming A Trucker

    Do any of you know anything about the trucking/shipping industry? Or know someone with knowledge?

    I am in the process of getting my CDL, and would love any advice/contacts.

    I know this sounds crazy, but I'm actually excited about it!
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    I don't know that this thread will prove useful, but figured I'd provide you with the link anyway.

    Anyone with a CDL...need some help big time

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    How are you getting your CDL? Easiest way is apply for a job at a trucking company most places will pay for it instead of you paying for it at a trucking school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footballforever74 View Post
    How are you getting your CDL? Easiest way is apply for a job at a trucking company most places will pay for it instead of you paying for it at a trucking school.
    And plus they will have the truck for you to take the road test in and a licensed person to ride to the testing site with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluto View Post
    Do any of you know anything about the trucking/shipping industry? Or know someone with knowledge?

    I am in the process of getting my CDL, and would love any advice/contacts.

    I know this sounds crazy, but I'm actually excited about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
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    This one is pretty good too!



    Six days on the road and @Bluto is gonna make it home tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    This one is pretty good too!



    Six days on the road and @Bluto is gonna make it home tonight!
    I have an entire Spotify play list of trucker songs! I'll hook Bluto up with a custom list when he gets on the road!

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    Always liked this one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    I don't know that this thread will prove useful, but figured I'd provide you with the link anyway.

    Anyone with a CDL...need some help big time
    Was a BIG time hassle for me, thats for sure. Started last September with the written tests, finally got it in May of this year.

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    Many moons ago I drove a truck for Whiteford Trucking Company out of South Bend, IN. They were bought out by Gainey Trucking of Grand Rapids, MI I think. I went to a trucking school in Ohio for about two weeks. I don't know how they do it now but back then going to trucking school was the best way. They got you a job when you graduated. I had several offers. This was right before they started issuing the CDL licenses.

    I drove an 8 speed 85 International Harvester cabover. Also a 12 speed 87 Freightliner.
    Even though I loved it. It can be a lonely job at times. You have to deal with all types of people good and bad. I would suggest finding a reputable company who either have their own driver course or may send you to a good school.

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    This will be Bluto during the "Learning Curve"


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    If you're going through Georgia, don't get no front door called the White Knight!!!

    Also be very wary of the C.B. Savage!

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    Good luck with that Bluto! I always thought it would be an interesting profession. If you ever get out around Shakeytown, watch out for them lot lizards in a pickle park. We gone.

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