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Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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51 and looking to get CDL... What am i doing?

Thank you for all the input it is much appreciated. My previous career as a graphic designer just left me wanting more. I was tired of being in an office I was tired of managing people and the part of that job that was originally exciting and fun became not so exciting and fun anymore. As for FedEx they do offer a driver training program however they're a little wishy-washy on when it's going to start and if I'll even get in on the first run which could mean I could be on the dock working at forklift for another year or so. I am married but we are empty nesters and I think the being away from home part I realize although possibly difficult at times is part of the challenge and part of learning this career. And I do agree it's a lifestyle change I do like what having a CDL offers me in the future. my brother has been telling me for years to get my CDL because he said you always have a job somewhere. And the truck drivers are always needed somewhere. As far as prime it sounds like it's a pretty good company to work for I'm trying to read through everybody's personal opinions and get a good sense of what it's about. And there are pros and cons with every company the grass is never greener on the other side it's just different grass. Lol

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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51 and looking to get CDL... What am i doing?

So I've been sitting here reading through forums crunching numbers looking at options. 51 years old and have decided that my next move in life would be to get my CDL. I currently do Home Repair and rental rehab and in addition to that work at FedEx Freight on the dock driving a forklift. I do this primarily for benefits. The combination of the two over the last year and a half have just proven to be a tremendous amount of work with little payoff compared to the work. It would be nice to be down to one job. Prior to doing my own thing I worked for 28 years as a graphic designer in the left that career to get out of the office and do something different. I was able to prove to myself that I could do it and actually not just survive but thrive. Now I'm back with the same anxiety and apprehension. A case of analysis paralysis. I filled out an application with prime spoke to recruiter yesterday she was very helpful and patient answered all my questions. I also spoke with recruiter from C1 truck driving School here locally. I'm trying to determine which one is the lesser of the two evils. I like what prime has to offer in their commitment being only 12 months seems very doable it still feel apprehensive about being away from home for such a long time. Any other old guys out there doing the same thing? Thanks for listening Chris Indiana

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