Profile For Mark

Mark's Info

  • Location:
    IA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 11 months ago

Mark's Bio

I'm thinking about entering the trucking industry.

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Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Husband Wife Team Driving Help!

Thank you for the advice Brett, much appreciated.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Husband Wife Team Driving Help!

Thank you Scott. I'm sorry to be so slow to respond; I'm still learning how to use this forum. In the two months since I posed my questions above, I have come to realize my wife is not interested in driving.

I am blessed with an excellent job but the office politics has become nearly intolerable. Blatant favortism extended to millenials over GenXers and Baby Boomers and the resulting attitudes of the millenials is contributing to my current angst. I am 50 and I can retire with a pretty darn good deal at 55 so I'm doing some long term planning.

I don't like the idea of being obligated to a company by taking their free training. I was thinking of going to my local community college for CDL training, they have a program for $3k. I could take vacation from my current job to train. I was hoping that I could work part time for 5 years (evenings/weekends/vacation from current job) getting some miles/hours under my belt and then either drive full time after retirement or continue part time with the same company(ies). Does any of this seem plausible? I hope I don't sound ridiculous, I'm just brain storming options.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Any homeless Truckers out there?

I've been wondering about this topic too. One question not addressed already is how do you maintain an address if you're truly "homeless?" You have to have an address for a bank account, filing income taxes, credit card, voting, cell phone etc.

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Husband Wife Team Driving Help!

Thank you for your insights Scott. I'm wondering what training cost you incurred. How long was the class room and driving portions? Were you able to continue working your original job and attend class at night? Have you ran across retiree teams? I assume a team can earn more than two individual drivers. If you are permitted/willing, can you let us know what you expect your combined annual earnings to be? Do any companies offer part-time opportunities? Are you permitted to refuse a run in order to be at a wedding or graduation etc? Do you know if certain companies target husband/wife teams? From your perspective, what companies do you believe are the best to drive for?

Posted:  2 years, 11 months ago

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Husband/Wife Team - Brand New!

I'm wondering how it turned out for you Lydia.

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