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Posted: 8 years, 9 months ago
My thanks to Truckingtruth.com and everyone involved!!!
I start a CDL program tomorrow morning and I feel I need to say, "Thank You!" to everyone involved with Truckingtruth.com. I have wanted to be a trucker since I was a little boy but I guess I got sidetracked along the way. I retired a while back and have been wondering what I would do next. Way too young to be retired yet in my mid 40's. Then I stumbled upon Truckingtruth.com. I have spent the last month studying, reading, researching and ultimately determining that trucking will be my next career. This is due in a huge part because of all the information available within and through Truckingtruth.
I am ex-military and retired law enforcement now turning 3rd generation trucker. Yes, my dad and Pop-pop before me were both independent OTR o/o's. Sadly, they have both passed away and are unable to see their legacy continue. My Avatar picture is my Dad's first truck, an old International cab-over that he bought used from my Pop-pop to start his own career on the road. Me, I am going to be a company man. Me and my future employer have already picked each other out in large part because of what I found and learned on Truckingtruth. I have what looks like an awesome well-paying job lined up with a reputable secure company and I haven't even started school yet, AMAZING!!!!
I have seen a lot of verbal bashing of cops while researching becoming a trucker. Please understand that I don't consider DOT officers to be cops and I barely feel that troopers are much more than ticket writers and crash report writers. Wanna Bees as far as I'm concerned. I helped send people to prison for murder, rape, child molestation and many many more gruesome crimes. My job was to protect my community from predators and reckless idiots, not generate revenue for State coffers. I have to say though that I don't miss it much at all. What I do miss though is getting into an assigned vehicle, driving for hours and hours on someone else's fuel and getting paid well to do it. Sound familiar to anyone???
Anyway, I feel I should say thanks to Truckingtruth.com contributors Brett Aguila and Trucker Mike and the many other Blog contributors. Thanks for The High Road Online CDL Training Program, Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving and many other invaluable nuggets of knowledge and advise found on Truckingtruth.com. I am able to make this career decision with relative ease and very little apprehension. I am going to become an OTR truck driver like my dad and Pop-pop were before me and I can't wait to hit the road!
Thank you all ever so much! Have a blessed day and be safe out there.