Company Driver In Training
If you have been in trucking for a while and have been through the weigh stations in south Georgia or North Florida then you crossed a scale that my dad either worked on or installed. That was my first exposure to the trucking industry when I was a kid. When I was in my early 20's my dad drove for a few small outfits and even worked as a driver manager for a while. That was when the traveling bug bit me. I spent about 20 years in EMS around Atlanta before getting out of the business.Now after 10 years in transportation and logistics I found myself without a job and no good prospects thanks to the economy. A couple of months ago A sign caught my eye outside the local truck driving school. "18 days to 18 wheels" is what it said. My wife and two sons talked it over for a couple of days before I made the commitment. So here I am 49 years old, married with two sons ages 13 and 10, getting ready for another career change. According to my wife this is my last. We agreed that I would put in a year with a regional carrier that had more home time and then reevaluate our position. It won't be easy for my youngest. He is a daddy's boy. I know that God has a reason for sending me down this road. In the end I hope we all figure out what it is.