I'm an experienced driver, not with loads of experience, but never the less, I do have experience. I went to school in 1993 and worked for almost a year with JB Hunt. So, I think this qualifies me as being experienced. ha ha, anyway. But, I'll put ' Considering a Career ', because it's been such a long time since I've driven.
I actually have around 23 years experience as a driver, but mostly limited to 4 wheels. Actually, 2 years of this was either driving a bucket truck for a tree trimming company or for another local company I drove for, driving a box truck. I really wasn't aware that you had to have a Class A to drive one of the longer box trucks. I think it has something to do with it having air brakes. Dun't know, didn't ask.... I don't think the company honestly knew.
So, I drove for Pony Express, yes the faithful ole Pony Express for 4 years, 3 years part time, and 1 year full time. Then I decided on the truck driving career. My dad also worked for Pony Express, full time. He pretty much got me my first driving job... which started my career in driving. And then we both ended up working for the same company again. Pony Express shut it's doors some years ago... In Irving Texas anyway....
The truck driving career only lasted around a year or so. I can't really pin point any one reason why I stopped driving over the road. I had a lot going on at the time. I lived in a Christian Ministry for a year and a half back when I was 21, and became highly involved in Ministry work. Not that I traveled a whole lot, even though I did go to Mexico a couple of times, staying there for around a month once. My involvement with Christianity/God grew and it led me to Trucking. I guess God wanted me to see the country side (That and the fact that I came home and got a job and the guy told me he hired me because I had experience driving over the road. He figured I could handle the route he hired me for). ha ha And then I came back home to pursue other things, a music career and furtherance in Ministry work. And one thing has led to another, and now here I am.....
Anyway, I've found myself in a little bit of a bind here lately financially, and only see it growing worse over time. So, I set out researching the trucking industry, and came across trucking truth. We didn't have all the luxuries of the internet back in the early 90's. I need to go to school because I let my Class A go a few years ago. Don't ask me why, I don't have a good answer to the question. Maybe I do need to go back to school. I'd love to learn everything over again, and anything new. Then there are the school cost, bills in the mean time, and of course the cost of living on the road. Sooo, I'm still researching my options.... And yes, I'm aware of free training from certain companies, but that's for companies I may or may not be interested in.
Mmm, well, I guess I covered the fact that I've been driving for a living for around 23 years. It's been interesting to say the least. I just can't shake the desire to drive the big rig. It's in my blood I think. I was good at it. I wasn't great at it, but good at least.
I don't believe I have anything else to add... this all about sums it up, the past 29 years of my life.... besides the fact that I worked mostly in restaurants before age 21. I didn't attend college, even though I did graduate from High School.
Ok, I'm done...
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