Going To A C1 Company Sponsored Trucking School Tomorrow

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I'm Jordan and I decided to become a trucker. I have been a finance student and only 1 year to go, but I can't afford college anymore and it was making me miserable. I'm just burnt out from finance. I just got tired of being broke all the time. I have been to 6 job interviews in the finance industry and all of them are sales types, which doesn't fit my personality. I feel knowledgeable in finance, but many of my competition do not know a thing about annuities or finance. However, they end up getting that job I want because of the "soft skills" and they interview well. Don't get me wrong; I'm great with people, but I don't want a straight commission job and deal with constantly angry people. I hate sales. Plus it's going to cost me $23,000 out of pocket to finish. I almost rather save up that kind of money for a truck. Also 82% of graduates don't get a job in their field and about 49% end up moving in with their parents afterwards. I'm thinking what's the point of college again? My personal experience is not better than those statistics.

What convince me to work as a truck driver is because in the Army. My commander designated me as the unit's 5-ton truck and Humvee driver. I absolutely loved driving the 5-ton truck, I had a blast. Also I worked at a rental car company part-time as a driver for almost a year with no accidents or tickets and I actually enjoyed the driving, which surprised my parents. It's nice to get paid to drive and I love the independence. As a child I always complained about long road trips, but as an adult I'm liking it. Can a man change? From a finance student who used to hate driving, but now wants to drive trucks for a living? I think a man like me can change. So today I'm driving about 150 miles to trucking school. I'm packing my bags right now, but figure I should introduce myself.

I find this site useful because I passed two of the three written exams with the high road training program. I failed the combinations exam by one question, so I hope I can quickly retake it as soon as I can so I can learn about driving trucks than sitting in a classroom for a week. I'm going with Swift because of the company sponsored financing and I don't want to start off working for mom's and pop's fleets.


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