Profile For SuperBee

SuperBee's Info

  • Location:
    East Texas, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    3 months, 4 weeks ago

SuperBee's Bio

After 34 years working in manufacturing, the powers that be of the company decided to close the plant and move. My wife and I decided that it wasn't in our best interest to take them up on their offer to move with them. Now a few years later I'm needing to figure out how to get from here to retirement. Back in the late 70's (yes, I'm that old) I use to work on Cat engines. So I think I'm a big enough to give trucking a try! Self studied, paid a test truck rental fee, with plastic on hand, now I gotta get some time behind the wheel.

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Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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New career with a "best fit" for me.

Thanks Tractor Man.

Keep 'em coming. Like Ross Perot said "I"m all ears". Lol. And, no I didn't vote for him. He's a good guy though

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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New career with a "best fit" for me.

Thanks Old School,

Shooting straight serves more good than anything else. Facts are facts however uncomfortable.

I went into the DIY licensing without a full view of the value. Once I had plastic in hand, I began to see what you described. (Trucking companies don't hire truck drivers. Insurance companies do!) Which leads me to being open to training from a truck line.

So I'm looking for my next step. And, thanks again Old School. When you said you wanted to see me succeed, I think you meant it. Just never heard that all those years in the factory.

SuperBee

Posted:  3 months, 3 weeks ago

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New career with a "best fit" for me.

Living the American dream (freedom to make my own choices) and the beans are getting a little thin. After 34 years in a manufacturing environment, they shut the door and moved across country. That was 2 1/2 years ago. My wife and I started a business that's needing some financial input. Here's where trucking comes in. The main reason I thought I was a big enough old boy to pull it off was I used to work on Cat engines in trucks back in the late 70's. I got my cdl by studying Texas dmv handbook, taking the test, then renting a truck in Dallas. Since then I've added all the endorsements. If your keeping up, no experience. Now for a job. We are keeping the business, so I need to have some time at home to do what I need to do. Looking around, I found that Roehl offers some home time that would really fit what I need. Any thoughts on what I can expect in a realistic world? Home for me is half way between Texarkana, TX and Shreveport, LA. Other info of interest, my wife has family in the Oklahoma City area. I understand Freymiller is there. I don't see any info here about them. I have looked around for a good forum to pick up well grounded information and this forum looked to be the best. Thanks in advance for what you have to offer.

SuperBee

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