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What to do while waiting until I'm 21 to become a truck driver?

Hello, all. This will be my first post on not just this forum, but any forum, ever. First, a little background on myself: I'm 18 years old. Im a student attending university (liberal arts major). I work at UPS part time in the evenings as an Unloader, making $11 an hour. I live at home with my parents. I want to leave school because I'm spending $4500 a semester of my moms money and I havent learned all that much. I have no idea what I will do with a degree that interests me, and it is uncertain that I even will get a job once I finish college, now that everyone and his brother has a degree. I want to stop before more damage is done.

I am seriously interested in trucking as a career and I have spent months reading forums and watching YouTube videos about the trade and the lifestyle. So, I'm informed, I just need to act. The only problem is my age. I can get a CDL at 18, but I have a very small chance of getting a job until I turn 21, and even then it's slim pickin.

What should I do until then? I have reservations about staying at UPS because I make less than $1000 a month and I'm afraid I won't be able to support myself in the meantime.

Any advice or perspective you guys could lend would be great.

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