Rookie Solo Driver
I separated from the Army almost a year ago after 15 years of service, and it's been tough finding steady employment above minimum wage. I have a lot of great skills in a variety of areas, but no companies have been interested in what I have to offer because it's just a little extra effort to translate from military experience. :-/
Because of that, I decided to use part of my GI Bill and went through the CDL training program at West Georgia Technical College. I believe that they gave me a first class education, but I wanted a position that doesn't require me to go back to school all over again. I know that every new driver has to pay their dues, but after spending 4 of the last 16 years deployed away from my family, I was really looking for something closer to my wonderful wife and six children. I found it in a position as a log truck driver in central Louisiana, which gets me home daily, even if it is pretty late, and weather dependant.
When I registered here on TruckingTruth, the server just assigned me that snowy pic as my avatar. Having lived in upstate New York right next to Canada for three years and LOVING the winter snow up there, I think I'll keep it. Ice Road Truckers, anyone? :-)
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