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Posted:  2 years, 4 months ago

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Change of career from law enforcement to CDL driver

So, I was given an offer by a friend of mine. He runs a small company (6 drivers) with a couple accounts, one being amazon.

I'm gonna try this out part-time while still working for my agency. This should hopefully give me some better insight on the job.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Change of career from law enforcement to CDL driver

I'm under no illusion that I won't be stressed. I just feel that it'll be a different type of stress.

I got a call from Werner this morning, asking when I would like to start. I'm still thinking about it. This would be a huge decision and I want to make sure I'm making the right one.

Do you guys have any suggestions on questions I should be asking the recruiter, in order to have a better understanding the job, pay best type of accounts as far as home time and pay go? I appreciate any input.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Change of career from law enforcement to CDL driver

Guys, thanks for all the input. It puts my mind more at ease. I'll keep updating as time goes on and see where this journey leads.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Change of career from law enforcement to CDL driver

Thanks for the input! I believe my cert lasts for 5 years. I am certified in KS and MO.

Sorry to be vague, but I truthfully don't know that much about the driving side of the industry. I live in the Kansas City metro area and there doesn't appear to be any shortage when it comes to logistics corporations.

I'm mentally prepared for the first year to be tough, but I don't want to regret leaving law enforcement. I read reviews on trucking companies and see all the horror stories, which is a little off-putting. Of course this can be the case in any profession and I know from experience that the grass isn't always greener.

A good friend of mine who is working for Forward Air Freight suggest I apply to Werner as it is a good place to get my feet wet. I suppose I would like some opinions as far as places to apply goes as well.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Change of career from law enforcement to CDL driver

Hey guys. This is my first post here. I was hoping to get some input on a career change from law enforcement to driving commercially.

I have been in law enforcement for about 5 years now. Needless to say, the current climate has been extremely demoralizing. Practices with my agency have changed dramatically and it seems like I can no longer do my job without a supervisor breathing down my neck or question every decision I make. The result is me coming home stressed and in a bad mood everyday.

I have my CDL A already, but have no experience outside of driving for the military. I was drawn to this career path as I do DOT inspections at my local agency as an ancillary duty. I love this aspect of law enforcement and have not had any bad encounters with drivers. I'm fairly well versed on the title 49 regulations and what not. Unfortunately this is an aspect of my job that I can't do regularly as I still have to answer calls for service.

The idea of truck driving sounds very appealing and I have no doubt I would enjoy it. My only concerns are taking a paycut (my base salary is $51,000ish) and being away from family. I am getting married at the end of September and the idea of going away for months at a time right after that doesn't sound all that great to me of my significant other. Money isn't everything for me, but at the same time, I'm not exactly in a position where I could take a paycut.

All in all, I'm tired of the micromanagement and the culture surrounding American law enforcement right now. The idea of changing careers is pretty scary, but being miserable in my current career isn't my much better.

Is there any advice or words of wisdom you guys are able to provide? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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