Profile For Mason

Mason's Info

  • Location:
    FL

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years ago

Mason's Bio

teenager in florida doing as bunch as studying about trucking as possible.

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Posted:  4 years ago

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Truck Drivers and College Degrees??

Thanks guys! I guess I will graduate high school, go into the service for 3 years, then get my CDL and start my career. Trucking and the Navy Seals are the top 2 things I want to be. I can always go back to the other and switch off every few years or so, I guess.

Posted:  4 years ago

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Truck Drivers and College Degrees??

And don't overlook the military! You could get several great years in there, learn a ton, make some money, and really help yourself in a million ways for the rest of your life. Then if you feel like you're ready to give trucking a shot the industry will be ready for ya.

I could definitely do that for the 3 years of time. I was considering the Navy prior before getting introduced to trucking. I always knew about it but wasn't familiar on the career side of things. Of course, I would do Marines or Army because if I did Navy I would have to go through BUDS and that takes almost a year itself, and I need to just get into it. Thanks!

Posted:  4 years ago

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Truck Drivers and College Degrees??

Mason, here's my two cents. In today's economy I think you are way better off spending your money on training for a trade that you are interested in. I went to college, and I don't think it's all it's cracked up to be. These day's it cost so much you are going to be in debt for ever after you've gotten a degree. A good welder, or a good electrician can make some decent money, and almost always find work. I can't believe I'm telling you this after putting two of my girls through college and about to send my third if she decides to go that way.

There's not really a degree that will help you earn more money in this career, but you may appreciate having a trade that you could fall back on if you need it. Sometimes people just get tired of being constantly on the road. If you had something else you could do for a break every once in a while you just might enjoy the change of pace for a while.

I agree. The only reason why I mentioned it is because if it is related to trucking, it will be hands on. Everybody is different. College can get you very far in life, but college isn't for everyone. It sure isn't for me. I am an A/B student but I have always known that college wasn't for me. Something like hands on stuff such as mechanics would be something I would get an associates in but no way am I going to become a lawyer, doctor, or even an automotive engineer. That would be pretty cool if I did get the education for trucking and for being a mechanic. Then I could trade off jobs. Trucking is only around a month from what I heard in training and so as mechanics. But advanced mechanics get associates though, I would do that. Thanks!

Posted:  4 years ago

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Truck Drivers and College Degrees??

Hey, I was interested in getting into trucking but I saw you have to be at least 21. Like most people, I will be graduating high school at 18. That is 3 years of time I won't be able to truck. And truck driving school is only a few weeks. I know their isn't no degree in "trucking" but what would be similar to it that would help my resume? And, how much would it effect my pay per mile, if any? Thank you!!

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