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Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Second career beginning

First off, I think I hit “report” on accident! Sorry about that and please ignore.

So, trucking school has gone longer than I intended. I felt I was ready after two weeks, but my DMV appointment isn’t until 5/31. All good though, more time to practice. School has been pretty good. One young instructor that hasn’t taught a lot before. It became apparent quickly that I was going to have to help him establish a routine. We talked about different types of adult learning and how to identify those in students, etc. I know this sounds pompous. I’m truly not trying to come off like that. The school is fairly new and the instructor is 25.

Anyway, so I have the test coming up this Tuesday. So far the only “difficult” part of training has been driver’s side parallel parking. I eventually got it down ok. Hopefully all goes well Tuesday and they may not ask me to do that anyway. We will see.

The company that houses the new school seems to be very well run. The CEO came by and introduced himself. We got talking and he told me to come by his office after I get my CDL. That’s promising!

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Hey members, I retired as a deputy sheriff last year in California. I’ve been contemplating a second career as a truck driver. After a ton of research on here and the web, I opted to put myself through a local school because I didn’t want to be gone for up to 6-8 weeks right now (son in HS). I checked out a local school yesterday and they told me to get my permit prior to class starting on May 2…I went home, saw there was a program on here ( high road). I studied last night and this morning. I went and got my DOT exam done this morning and then went to the DMV. I passed all three tests (and they made me take class C and M since I was “upgrading” my license. Scam).

Anyway, huge amount of gratitude and accolades for the free program on here. Just awesome.

So next is ELDT class then driving for a couple weeks. Then finding an job!

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Well, it's ME again....

It's my 'forte' .. not a paid position. ('Til my Rotator cuff heals, anyway!) Are you still in school? How are things going?

We get SO many cliff hangers up in here, ya know?

Yes, I love to read novels....

~ Anne ~

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Walmart Private Fleet

This might be a stupid question, but here goes. I’ll be a new CDL driver in about a month. I drove emergency vehicles for years as a deputy sheriff (code 3, pursuits etc). Would Walmart consider that experience at all or is 30 months gospel?

Posted:  2 months, 3 weeks ago

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Second career beginning

Hey members, I retired as a deputy sheriff last year in California. I’ve been contemplating a second career as a truck driver. After a ton of research on here and the web, I opted to put myself through a local school because I didn’t want to be gone for up to 6-8 weeks right now (son in HS). I checked out a local school yesterday and they told me to get my permit prior to class starting on May 2…I went home, saw there was a program on here ( high road). I studied last night and this morning. I went and got my DOT exam done this morning and then went to the DMV. I passed all three tests (and they made me take class C and M since I was “upgrading” my license. Scam).

Anyway, huge amount of gratitude and accolades for the free program on here. Just awesome.

So next is ELDT class then driving for a couple weeks. Then finding an job!

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