Profile For Trukkit

Trukkit's Info

  • Location:
    Oak Grove, MN

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    6 months ago

Trukkit's Bio

Just hit the big 5-0 and looking for a career change. I have been in the printing industry since I was 18. There have been a lot of ups and downs but lately I feel like there is no clear direction for me or my business anymore. I am hoping to regain some control of my future and have a fun and enjoyable career as a truck driver and maybe even an owner operator. Yes, I said Fun! I really believe I will enjoy trucking more than anything I have done so far. I have been married for 21 years (1998) and have 2 sons about to head of to college. I enjoy motorcycling, hunting - especially archery- and fishing in my personal time. I just hope I can get some recreation time in after my first year of training an driving. We will see... Larry

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Posted:  4 months, 2 weeks ago

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Who is stuck in school with no CDL permit?

Whether you are in private school or a company sponsored program- we are the forgotten future truckers stuck in the storm of the century. I for one am certainly more than ready to take my permit test and move into the next phase of training. In Minnesota, our wonderful (dripping with sarcasm) Governor is actually considering extending the state shutdown even longer! There is no solution in site. One of the local schools issued this statement a few days ago:

There is no progress to report on the closing of the State of Minnesota DVS locations that provide the CDL Permit Testing. Three weeks ago we were told by the Minnesota Trucking Association that the Department of Public Safety would be making a CDL Permit Test available online but that has not happened. We have reached out to the Director of Driver and Vehicle Services, Emma Corrie, asking for an update but she has not replied to our request. We have also been asking our students to reach out to their state Representatives and let them know about the problem. The Minnesota DVS is providing CDL road tests. They have been very resourceful in coming up with a method of testing that protects all concerned from Covid-19. It stands to reason that DVS could be just as resourceful and come up with a method of providing safe CDL Permit Testing. There are well paying truck driving jobs available today. It would be helpful if every one reading this story would reach out to their state reps and let them know about the roadblock that new drivers are dealing with and ask for a solution.

I found myself emailing my state senator and house rep a short note, which quickly turned into a long letter within minutes of reading that. I will also add that I have never contacted my elected officials before about anything!

Who else is stuck in the mud? What are you doing about it?

Posted:  4 months, 3 weeks ago

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How's Everyone Doing? How is Freight? Not Many Posts Lately

I hope that by the time I get my CDL and get on my trainer's truck in July that this mess in the freight market will be sorted out. I really dont want to start a rookie year in an uncertain market.

Steven S I'm in the same situation as you. I hope to be in a trainers truck in early July. Let's hope when restrictions ease up there will be a surge in trucking. I would bet the vast majority of people are limiting their trips to Lowe's, Hope Depot and any other retail store because of the hassle of waiting in long lines, wearing uncomfortable masks and all the other bs. "I picked the wrong day to quit my job to be a trucker!"

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