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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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For the record: I have never had a DUI nor failed a drug test. Last traffic ticket was about...1994 or 95 for speeding. So, I can go get a Certified or non certified DMV report today if it was requested. If requested I would go do a drug test right now.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Rainy,

The Litter Box Cabinet was built with pallets (HT). I built the frame first. I measured the litter pan first though. lol

The wood puzzles are really easy. I have a scroll saw. Plywood, wood glue, clamps, chalkboard and scroll saw.

The only medication I am on is Thyroid medication.

I think I will put off going for my CDL and start a home business making wood puzzles.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Rainy,

Thank you for the reply and explanation!

The reason I am looking into local schools is to go ahead and get my CDL. And to tell the negative people in my family that yes, I can do it...

I realized I mistakenly misrepresented what it is I want to do. I want to do OTR. I think the only thing that would stand in my way is the fact I have been on Disability (social anxiety and on the shy side) the last few years. I love driving. I am a loner at heart and enjoy it immensely. But, other than my 'disability' I can pass the other items: Driving record: Not an accident nor a ticket since mid 90s. Woohoo! My physical health is the best it has ever been. I do a lot physical work in my garage (wood shop). My mental health is great! My sense of humor is stronger than ever. lol Slightly dry and fully sarcastic on a good day. The criminal record...well I was arrested in 2009. Spent a night in jail (stupidity & alcohol). Case was dismissed. Other than that mishap, nothing else there. Been sober since 2009. Happy! Below are a few photos of things I build.

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Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Kim T., We have a couple Truck Driving Schools here. I contacted a Trucking company in a different state. The guy I talked too said that once I get my CDL I can apply at their company because he said they have openings in my area. I kept those emails.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Prime,Swift, and Maverick training

Huh, I stopped at this post because of the Title: Prime,Swift, and Maverick training I was hoping to get a little more info regarding personal experiences of these companies. Disappointed.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Rainy,

My mom is the one that is the most negative, along with my step dad. So I understand what you mean. I went for a job interview the other day. A regular job an hour away. I told my mom about it in advance. My step dad said he thought I would have to buy into this company. Not true. And neither said good luck. No support. Mom kept asking me all sorts of questions because she couldn't find this company online. I found them. Sent her their About Us page. No more questions that night. Then the day of the interview, I went over to their house to let them know I was leaving. Again, neither said good luck, no support. Instead, more negativity. I went to say bye to my step dad (he was talking to my step brother outside). That is when I saw my mom, she didn't see me, but she looked disappointed and sad. After the interview I didn't stop at their house on my way home, just straight home to my two crazy pets.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Thank you for the replies! At the moment I am looking for work so I can pay for a local school. Then find someone to stay with my pets during OTR training. Then go to work for a Trucking Company. Rainy, I did look into Prime. I did like the information on their site, from the student program to the Lease Success program. I liked what I saw. Unfortunately, I have two pets. A 10 year old black Manx mix female cat (8 pounds). A Blue Heeler mix male dog (32 pounds). So their one pet under 30 pound rule is why they are on the iffy list instead of my main list.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Looking into different Sponsored CDL Schools. I have a short list at the moment.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Wow! Two Prime Trucks!

As I was driving (regular car, folks!) home from the store I saw 2 Prime trucks, a green one and a red one, parked on the side of the road. Two blocks from where I live. I thought it was cool because this is one of the companies I am researching for training and a job. I was going to stop & see if they would answer a few questions but I had perishables in the car. *sigh*

Posted:  1 month ago

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Back in the 1990s (early) I wanted to be a truck driver. Talked to a recruiter. Had the paperwork sent to me to fill out. Next thing I know, I backed out (forgot my reasons, I was in my early 20s). In 2008, I was considering being a truck driver. Did a bit of research. Made the mistake of mentioning my plans to my mom & step dad. Next thing I know, there was the pastor telling me stories about trucking. He used to be a trucker. Now, it is 2018, I still get the urge to be a trucker. But, now I have a dog and a cat. I read somewhere on here that if you don't try you will never know if you could or something similar to that. I know after a while I can take my dog on road trips. I was, also, thinking that depending on where I would go to school, save up money to buy a nice quiet piece of property outside of city limits and to build a small home. I am 47. A widow. How do I get past the negativity of family members (facts?)? and what about my pets while I am in training?

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