Considering A Career
Hello! I am at the "ripe ole age of 56", currently working as an elementary special education teacher. I have 6 grand children and 5 grown children (last daughter is a senior in high school)- we finally made it! For the last 6 years, I have also driven a school bus for the district I work for. I told my wife how much I love driving (even with noisy middle schoolers in the back), and I would love to think about driving more. Funny note: I tell people, "When I am driving the bus, it's the only time of day when my problems are all behind me" Hehe. Before working in education for the last 19 years, I worked in the aircraft repair industry. Having all of this life experience, and now looking to make a life change. Anyway, I have been contemplating retiring from teaching, and driving OTR, regional, or dedicated. I already have a Class B CDL so I need to obtain my Class A. The research I have done so far leads me to believe that I need to pass sections pertaining to Class A and any endorsements I would like. I am in Arkansas, but I am not sure exactly what I need to do. I have settled on going to a private CDL school here in Northwest Arkansas at the end of May to finish out my school year. The CDL school starts June 12th. In the meantime, I intend on studying and taking the exams needed before I get to the school. I have done a lot of research, and have had opportunity to speak to current drivers, but I am thankful for Trucking Truth and other blogs to help me with this endeavor. I will continue to keep the forum posted as I progress on this journey.