San Antonio, TX
Rookie Solo Driver
Older Newbie On The Web
I'm new to this site... heck... I'm new to trucking; but I have some family history in the industry and I've always wanted to drive big rigs for a living. First you need to know who I am. I'm a 60 something with a family
recently moved from just outside of Washington DC back home to Texas.
No... I'm not a kid. I may act like one because to me you only get old when you decide to be "old". I've been in another business, successfully, I might add, for the last 42 years. I'm good at solving problems, adapting to new and ever changing situations, I'm organized and I like to do things right... the first time... every time. That's not easy and I know it, but I try, and that along with a never quit work ethic has taken me around the country and the world many times over.
So why do I want to be here?
Frankly to see if this is what is right for me at this stage in my life!
I've spent about as much time traveling this country as any OTR driver; been to every major city and most smaller ones too... Been to all 50 states many times over and I have never grown tired of it. I love the experience of seeing things, meeting people and I love driving.
I have considered trucking as a career switch for quite a long time and never got my CDL; I regret that but I'm studying now. ( Took an online practice test and passed with flying colors... even without studying ) From what I have been told by some, there is actually some really good money to be made, if you own your own rig that is, from some of the better small to medium size companies. NO, I'm not talking 40 to 50 grand but almost double that! Something in the order of $2.50 plus per mile!
Maybe that's pie in the sky but I'm here to find out if it's true and if it's possible for a 60something to transition to a trucking career successfully.
Anyway, this is a start about who I am and why I'm here.
I have enjoyed and appreciated what I've read here and look forward to reading and participating in the future.
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