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    MI

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    Considering A Career

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    1 year, 3 months ago

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Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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What are trucking companies policy (in general) on taking anxiety medication?

Thanks everyone for the replies!

If you need to take medication for anxiety, driving a CMV is not going to be something you will want to pursue. This can be an extremely stressful situation at times.

Either way I'm gonna still pursue it, anxiety or not. Yes I know there will be many stressful situations but that comes with any career you do. I've done my research and concluded this is what I want to do. I don't have high anxiety, some occasional general anxiety but I get what your saying.

The company required that I get a letter from my doctor about this

Yeah, I plan on calling the company to find out their policy and go from there. I'll get a letter if that's the case.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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What are trucking companies policy (in general) on taking anxiety medication?

I'm sure this has been asked before but do any trucking companies allow you to be on anxiety prescription meds (like celexa, etc). I'm considering swift or would they not allow any anxiety meds. I am gonna talk to my doctor to get clarification if taking these meds would be a problem (for driving). But if the trucking company says no, then I would assume I would have to be off them with documentation in order to work for them. I do plan on asking a Swift recruiter that question on anxiety meds if they would know — but from what I've heard, most companies want you to be off them?

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Considering a Trucking Career - Advice?

Thanks everyone for the replies!

And Ryan when you mentioned:

If you are counting on having back ups you will easily decide trucking isn't worth it and bailout.

I can understand that statement, but it would hurt me if I didn't try trucking. I know there's risks to everything and that its a job — I'm resourceful when it comes to planning and I learn fast :)

I am considering swift because of its close terminal in Michigan. All in all, I'm definitely doing my research.

Posted:  1 year, 3 months ago

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Considering a Trucking Career - Advice?

I’m considering switching careers to truck driving specially OTR. A big part of me wants to get this going — although part of me is slightly anxious for the change in career. I could always try it and if I end up not liking it, then I have backups. But I really think I will like it! I have no problem driving hours on end and driving long miles. I have done it extensively driving 900 mile trips from one state to another over a dozen times recently. For me, driving has always been meditative to me. The lifestyle sounds so appealing to me and feels like freedom. I know it’s hard work and what I would get myself into but to see the country is priceless. I have done my research on trucking companies and everything in-between with CDL training etc. I’m considering applying for the Swift training program and looking for general advice. And really just talking to other people in the business too is all I’m after.

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