Profile For Charles C.

Charles C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Shawnee Hills, OH

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    7 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Is trucking the only job security?

I have a college BA degree. Owned a successful business for the past 4 years. I also worked in our family business before starting my own business. Let me tell you, trucking has great job security, as long as you keep your nose clean. I know of no other career that only requires around 5k for the schooling, and will yield a solid middle-class income as a result. You even have the 'free' schooling from companies. Some young folks are going in debt for 50k from college, only to have a relatively 'useless' liberal arts degree, with no job security or careers that won't bring in income beyond just paying the bills. I heard a recent study being done where this younger generation will have trouble saving for retirement, because they're paying of college tuition and don't have jobs / careers that pay well. I say if you wanna liberal education - get a library card. Wanna good career? Learn a trade.

I scaled down my business to the point where my wife can operate now for a little extra income. I wanted a change where I could just 'punch a time clock and collect a check.' Trucking has been a very welcome career change for our family, especially since I'm not OTR and get home every day, twice on the weekends. But, even if I had to roll with a regional gig, I'd still be happy to not have the extra responsibility of owning a business and having my family's well-being depend on the amount of sales I could generate. I like being a trucker, love being a company man.

Amen! Very well said 6 string.

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Truck Drivers Road Music... favorite songs for favorite stretches of highway

Great thread!!! How about John Denver going though West Virginia... Country roads...Love it.

Posted:  7 years, 5 months ago

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Max age to start a trucking career?

Hey Steven join the club! I'm 61 and just start school with Roadmaster. I'm doing the training on weekends because I'm still working my 35 years job in IT. So far it has been great! I find myself thinking about driving all the time! Good luck!

Charlie C

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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I am to old to become a truck driver.

Hey, I'm 61 and starting training in a few days with Roadmaster. And it is because of TT giving me support to follow my dream! I feel excited and looking forward to the new adventure, like I was 20 again! Don't let age stop you from doing anything.

Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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Will companies hire beginner drivers in their early 60's?

Hi all! Just wanted to update TT forum on my progress in becoming a truck driver. I have decided to go to RoadMaster for my training. I will be going on weekend school so I can still work my current job. Back in December I passed the 3 test at the DMV to get my Temporary CDL class A license. This past weekend I took my 3 endorsements that RoadMaster suggested that I obtain, doubles & triples, tankers and Hazardous materials. Ready to start my training on Feb 14.

I have really enjoy reading this forum and learning more and more about truck driving! Brett's book was really interesting and some chapters made me think twice about becoming a truck driver. But his last chapter said it all for me and I'm all in giving this new career a go. Wish me luck!

Any feed back on anybody that has gone though school or knows someone that has with RoadMaster would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Charlie

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Will companies hire beginner drivers in their early 60's?

Thanks for all the replies! Didn't know there was IT guys out there driving trucks. Great to hear all the positive comments and Attila said it all about the IT industry.

I'm looking at Roadmaster because they offer weekend training for CDL. I haven't found a company sponsor training that offers weekends. I'm still working my IT job.

I love new challenges. Just 4 years ago I got my motorcycle endorsement and now I love riding my Goldwing on trips. I never want to wonder what it would be like doing something.

Hope to see you all on the road someday.

Posted:  7 years, 9 months ago

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Will companies hire beginner drivers in their early 60's?

I'm looking to change career after 35 years in the hardware computer industry. Just need a change and a challenge, trucking driving would defiantly wound offer this. But my age concerns me, even though I'm in good health, very active and don't see any restrictions (felony, bad driving records, etc.) that would work against me.

I'm meeting with RoadMaster Trucking School this week. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Charlie

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