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Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Questions about working in the mid-west.

Todd, changing names? Are there spy bots at this site? I just asked about trucking and the motor freight industry while living and working in South Dakota, ladies and gentlemen. Just simple, innocent, old-fashioned and honest talk. It's not "protocol".

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Questions about working in the mid-west.

Come now, people, I'm not such a bad person.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Questions about working in the mid-west.

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Are there good career opportunities for non-driving jobs in trucking companies in the major cities of South Dakota?

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Penske is pretty huge & prominent in Sioux Falls SD .... i've got a niece (on the husband's side) that works there, in the office..her boyfriend is a Diesel Tech (with a CDL.) He used to work for Butler, somewhere in the vicinity.. Heavy Equipment company. He is licensed, but doesn't drive OTR..just local'ish for them.

Do you have a CDL???

Why don't you 'want' to drive? Just wondering! (Besides winters, of course!)

~ Anne ~

South Dakota. Low cost of living. No state income taxes. VA hospital in Sioux Falls. Red state. Pro-gun. Constitution Carry. Beautiful woods, rivers, lakes, mountains, crop fields and "Black Hills". The low/no crime. The hunting and the fishing. The deer. The doves. The pheasants. No bears where people hunt deer. The boating. The camping. Very few people and much outdoorsy rural land. A Mother Nature's playground and sportsman's paradise. Texas is full of hurricanes, horny toads and alligators and not well-equipped for occasional deep freezes. I like to boat and swim, no gators please. Oklahoma is boring, dusty, hot and humid and full of tornadoes and other crappy weather. Scenic Idaho, Montana and Wyoming have gotten pricey for home buying. I'm not scared of no snow anyway. My notion is to take the driving route, preferably regional, after army life a year or two then slip into a more comfortable non-driving position (home every night) related to the highway freight trade. I want plenty of time to play outdoors in Mount Rushmore State. There is Black Hills, Sturgis, Harley-Davidson rallies ever so famous. For the nasty SD snow, yes, I would need a 4x4 personal truck, a push snow blower and a heated dog house for my pooches, maybe. Sioux Falls is only 1,400 feet. I don't like high altitudes for playing outdoors. Makes me sleepy, winded and dizzy. I also saw a video on line stating the average driver makes $62K in low-cost SD. I figure driving for a while is a good career path into a desk job in the industry. I already have my associates degree too, a must for logistics manger. No CDL yet.

Posted:  6 months, 2 weeks ago

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Questions about working in the mid-west.

Are there good career opportunities for non-driving jobs in trucking companies in the major cities of South Dakota?

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