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Posted:  8 months, 1 week ago

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I'm currently in the military, but I'm strongly considering getting a CDL just for the potential opportunities it opens up when I get out?

So I've always kinda flirted with the idea of getting into trucking, and I was actually very close to pulling the trigger with Schneider in '07, but I been in the Air Force for the last 8 years and I kinda set that idea aside. But now, I'm starting to think about my future after the military, and I feel like getting a CDL might be a useful thing to have in addition to hopefully my degree for future employment and I have no problem paying out of pocket for the training (though I would certainly prefer to minimize my out of pocket expense to the max extent possible obviously). I had a friend about my age who tried trucking once and said he hated the job and desperately wanted out after like a year, so I guess I'm just trying to get some perspective on this, whether it's a smart thing to do or not. I do love traveling, I do enjoy driving, I grew up driving a manual transmission so there's that. And I'm a single guy so I'm not like I have major roots in any one place.

Thoughts on this? Any other veterans out there driving trucks? Is just having a CDL worth the cost of obtaining one? How often do they need to be renewed if I don't use it right away?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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