Monona , WI
Company Driver In Training
Hello! First, thanks to Brett for moderating and keeping this alive. Good stuff. Oh, and thanks for the badass avatar - perhaps I'll replace that one soon with a photo of my own. :-)
I'm in the research phase of definitely entering the industry. I spent nearly 20 years as a meat cutter then moved onto a relatively short career in Human Resources (5 years). Along the way, I did some retail management as well.
Trucking has sort of always been in the 'blood'. My step father worked for 20 something years for Consolidated Frieghtways out of Chicago and then bought a truck and ran until diabetes got the best of him. Many of my cousins on his side drove and drive today. One is a pretty successful fleet owner and broker.
Anyway, I'm preparing to go through one of the Tech Colleges up here for my Class 'A' CDL, then on to one of the big carriers in the area.
Really looking forward to the whole experience. I intend to be one of those who takes every load and runs as hard as possible. I'm a safety conscious professional who is very confident in my success potential. I can barely stand the down time I'm experiencing now, since my position was eliminated. I'm unemployed for about 3 weeks now.
Looking forward to meeting more of the driving pros like the ones I've met in recent weeks.
Cheers to everyone.