Rookie Team Driver
I team drive with my husband for USxpress. We love our job, and our new career as truck drivers.
We were both Respiratory Therapists, worked many years in the trauma center.
However, we decided we needed a change. He's in his 50s, me 40s, and we were burnt out on the medical field. No kids, so we chose trucking. We wanted to get paid to see America!
We attended an 8 week college trucking course together, got our CDLs with all endorsements, and were on our way!
Our families were not supportive of our career change, at all. But now, after almost a year, they see we are happy and having fun out here. So they've become more accepting now.
We make twice the money being team drivers than we did working long shifts at the hospital.
We are happy we decided to make a change. With this career, it's a new adventure everyday!