Profile For TheRolexTrucker

TheRolexTrucker's Info

  • Location:
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    1 year ago

TheRolexTrucker's Bio

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Posted:  1 year ago

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Too smart to go for my CDL?

My friends and family have been very supportive of my choice to change careers. Even if they didn't, I'd still pursue it. You do what makes you happy.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Just got accepted!!

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Hey my recruiter just called me and I'm good to go! I told him I'd be there Jan 7th. He paused for a moment at that, but I reminded him when we first spoke that I have to close out my business in L.A. first before I can start. He said he didn't note that but was okay with it and said he'd check in with me and I told him I'd do the same. I'm pretty excited about this opportunity and wish I could start tomorrow, but I have almost $5M in sales that I need to close out. In case you're wondering, that's $125k in my pocket by the end of the year, so I need to see it through. That'll be more than enough to get me through my first year of training and driving. Come on Jan!!!

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That's great news! Keep studying until you depart for school.

All that money.......

Can I get a small loan???

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hahaha I've loaned plenty of money out to my friends, but yeah, I'm just going to keep studying......

Posted:  1 year ago

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Just got accepted!!

Wow if I was making that much I think I would stick with real estate! Jus kidding. Good luck!

Yeah i know, like I said the money is good, but I'm just tired of the business and I'm bored! So to me it's not worth it. I want to do an honest days work.

Posted:  1 year ago

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Just got accepted!!

I know you are excited, but understand applications only last 30 days. Because of that you will have to reapply later. A new background check and DMV check will be done.

So when he tells you that, don't be frustrated. In his eyes, you just wasted his time because many applicants pull out before ever getting to orientation, or they get tickets or have accidents in before going which could disqualify them. He could have been working on someone's case who would actually get him paid, so do not get discouraged.

Yes I kinda figured we have to do it all over again, even though he didn't mention that. In my business, loan pre-approvals only last 90 days. I won't get discouraged. At least I know they'll take me. Thank you everyone!!

Posted:  1 year ago

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Just got accepted!!

Hey my recruiter just called me and I'm good to go! I told him I'd be there Jan 7th. He paused for a moment at that, but I reminded him when we first spoke that I have to close out my business in L.A. first before I can start. He said he didn't note that but was okay with it and said he'd check in with me and I told him I'd do the same. I'm pretty excited about this opportunity and wish I could start tomorrow, but I have almost $5M in sales that I need to close out. In case you're wondering, that's $125k in my pocket by the end of the year, so I need to see it through. That'll be more than enough to get me through my first year of training and driving. Come on Jan!!!

Posted:  1 year ago

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New here, making a career change.

"I'm at the age where I'm tired of chasing deals and chasing clients"

Having spent the last 30 years in Corp. IT Sales, man can i identify!!

Sales is a crazy job. You can make a lot of money, but at what price? It just doesn't seem worth it anymore.

Posted:  1 year ago

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New here, making a career change.

I'm 53-years-old and moving from the executive offices to the cab of a truck. I can attest to how easy it is to use this site to find a job in the truck driving industry. Things moved along more quickly than I anticipated, after I clicked Apply For Paid CDL Training. The process got underway very quickly. Nine companies contacted me. Two of them, I declined almost immediately as not the right fit for me. That left seven to give serious consideration.

There are a lot of factors to consider. You can do a lot of the research, right here. Read those diaries from students. I have a school start date of 10/21.

As for Swift, a few things to keep in mind. Look at how many trucks are on the road. Of course, they are more likely to be seen in accidents. That doesn't mean the driver was at fault. Their trucks with that big logo just makes them stand out more. Talk to Swift drivers that are currently employed, not drivers who were terminated or left disgruntled. I think you will find that you may have judged a book by its cover.

Swift made the top three in my decision making process, along with Millis and TMC. It wasn't an easy decision.

Thanks Southern Dad. I agree, Swift really seems like a great place to start. The recruiter I talked to is very nice. I'm supposed to hear from them today or tomorrow to see if I'm accepted. I really can't get started until the first of the year though but I was upfront and told them that.

Posted:  1 year ago

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New here, making a career change.

Hahaha Thanks PackRat. I feel I still have many good years ahead. I'm just going to keep reading and learning as much as possible before I actually start the school. Get a jump start on the real youngsters!

Posted:  1 year ago

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New here, making a career change.

Thank you Jimmy O.! I for sure will give it a go. I just want to do it the right way.

Posted:  1 year ago

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New here, making a career change.

Thanks PJ! The current governor is even worse than moonbeam if you can believe it! I could've sworn my license was a class A. Tells you how long it's been. I can't wait to get started. I need to sell all the current listings I have and work through all my buyers so I can have a years worth of money to have in the bank as a buffer while I'm learning and on the road. I can't wait to close this chapter and start a new one. Phoenix, here I come!

Posted:  1 year ago

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Researching my chances...sm

Awesome! Thank you for the info. I'm heading out that way in Nov. for a truck show, so I'm going to stay a few extra days and figure out where I want to live and stuff. I'll be so glad to get out of L.A.

Posted:  1 year ago

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New here, making a career change.

Thank you G-Town! I had a class A back then. I hauled steel and freight out of the L.A. Harbor. As far as the Swift comment, it's just the negative comments I've seen online and youtube. Talking to them, I think they're a great company and love that they offer the training. The reason I said that was mainly to shut the haters up. I've done my research on them and feel it will work with my goals. Thank you for the encouragement and those links. I will read all of them. I like that you started at 55 as well. It gives me hope. Thanks again!

Posted:  1 year ago

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Researching my chances...sm

Hey Blair. Congrats!! I too am talking to Swift and will find out soon if I'm accepted. Although I wont be starting the training until the first of the year. I am some business to finish up in L.A. before i move to Phoenix. Keep us informed as to your progress. I'll be following it for sure.

Posted:  1 year ago

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New here, making a career change.

Hello everyone,

Where do I start? I've been a realtor for the past 17 years and quite frankly I'm burned out! I'm 55 y.o. and I need to make a change. I have done very well in the real estate industry and have gotten to do some cool stuff, was even on House Hunters. I live in Los Angeles and I've seen some amazing homes along the way. The most expensive one being over $57 million dollars. I'm at the age where I'm tired of chasing deals and chasing clients. Back when I was 19 y.o. I did have my CDL and loved driving. I was a local driver. So now, I'm thinking I want to do it again. I see all these companies that offer "free" CDL training which I think is great! I've been talking to a Swift (yeah yeah, I know) recruiter about it and I'm really excited to get back out there. My goal is to learn from them, see the country for a year, then find a tanker job locally in the Phoenix area (that's where I'm moving soon) and finish out my working years doing that. Is this a pipe dream? Am I crazy to think this will work? I don't know, maybe. But its my plan. Any advice or whatever you have will be greatly appreciated.

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