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    7 years, 8 months ago

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Posted:  7 years, 6 months ago

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GPS trucking apps

I just started driving for company where I need to make several deliveries at night. I can see that I will need some sort of GPS app for my smartphone to find the correct route for some of them. What are your recommendations?

Posted:  7 years, 8 months ago

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Unreasonable job plans?

I am one week into the FSCC driving school in Kansas City, so far so good. Though there are five weeks left, I am concerned about passing the CDL-A skills exam in Missouri, as I have been told that they are quite exacting. Here is my situation and why I am seeking advise now about job prospects. I am 59 years old and was self employed for the last 17 years. Due to the economy I am seeking work in this field, as it seems about the only one where there are opportunities. In my class of 11 students the youngest is in his early 30's and over half are my age. They, too, are in the same situation as me, having been laid off from their jobs and unable to find work.

At my age I am not looking so much for a career as just a job to pay the bills and try to get ahead. I am at all interested being gone for weeks on end nor particularly interested in seeing the nation. My plan is to land work that gets me home daily or at least a couple of times a week. Is this plan unreasonable? Do any of you have suggestions on driving jobs that might work for me? Lastly, are there any endorsements that might help? Thanks

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