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Posted:  2 days, 8 hours ago

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My horrible experience with Schneider training center in Phoenix AZ, read before you apply

Lawyer, for sure.

And paying your way through an American law school is probably easier than getting a CDL right now.

I honestly see a softer career as a better fit for the op. Something that doesn't require thought, work ethics, humility, common sense and a willingness to close the mouth and open the ears.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Special needs dad going into trucking

Thanks Graybeard. It appears that formal references are the key. I’m glad you were able to get your license as well as take care of your daughter. Kudos to you. Being a special needs parent isn’t easy but it’s made everything else in my life easy work in comparison. Best of luck to you.

Welcome to TT:

Wow, you sound like me a few years ago. I came from a similar situation. I have a teen ASD daughter. I, Also, was the primary caregiver for 10 years. Before that, I was in Accounts Payable for a North American Distributor of Postal Equipment and Software support Company.

Anne is right about what worked in my situation. I applied at Swift Transportation and was accepted in their training program. I had letters from my daughter's support teachers, Girl Scout Troop leader, and volunteer work.

Unfortunately, I was not able to attend Swift's academy because COVID. This is when schools were on and off about in person and online learning. I did get my CDL B last year and have been driving Buses. Though, I plan go after my A in 2023.

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Anne: Thank you for the links. I will certainly read through them this weekend. Yes, I’ve got plenty of doctors, therapists, and educators that could provide references for me. Plus, community members and personal references. I will look into getting them gathered and notarized. I have never claimed any type of SSDI benefit for my son as yet though.

Bob: Thanks, I’ll get to work gathering references.

Laura: Thanks for the detailed reply and I’m sorry for your loss. You made me feel a lot better about getting over this barrier coming from someone that has faced this themself. Appreciate it.

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Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Special needs dad going into trucking

Thank you BK, I very much appreciate that.

I don’t pretend to know the answer to your question, but you sir have my respect for what you’ve done as a father.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Special needs dad going into trucking

Anne: Thank you for the links. I will certainly read through them this weekend. Yes, I’ve got plenty of doctors, therapists, and educators that could provide references for me. Plus, community members and personal references. I will look into getting them gathered and notarized. I have never claimed any type of SSDI benefit for my son as yet though.

Bob: Thanks, I’ll get to work gathering references.

Laura: Thanks for the detailed reply and I’m sorry for your loss. You made me feel a lot better about getting over this barrier coming from someone that has faced this themself. Appreciate it.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Special needs dad going into trucking

Hello everyone, great forum!

I have a question about starting my professional driving career.

I would like to get my CDL and start driving in the very near future. I’m in my mid 40s and would be reentering the workforce after a 10 year break.

I come from a corporate background. I was a global marketing director in my late 20s and became the director of a public equity group in my 30s. When my son was born he was diagnosed on the autistic spectrum with sensory processing disorder, ADHD and emotional disability. I walked away from my career to look after his care and development. It’s been a long 10 years but I wouldn’t change a thing and he’s now doing well and is in mainstream education.

My question is; Will my time as a full time parent/caregiver (10 years off) go against me obtaining employment in the trucking industry? I’m done with corporate life and have always wanted to be a truck driver.

Thanks for any feedback you can provide!

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