Light At The End Of The Tunnel....maybe.

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Terry M.'s Comment
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Discovered TT about a year ago after learning that the owner of where I currently work is handing over the reigns to his son who is fresh outta the army and wants only his friends working here (yup...25+ years gone). Anyway just as my wife and I started getting serious about this impending career change, we found out she has cancer. Sometimes life gets in the way, so we've been getting through this and I've been putting up with my own version of "Horrible Bosses". Prognosis is good and Doctors are very confident about a great outcome after radiation (chemo is done and results were better than expected). All through this she has remained strong, confident and as healthy as can be besides the hair loss and minimal tiredness. She has even continued to work, though lite duty and scaled back hours. I could not have asked for a better partner through life. All this being said the real question I have today has to do with bankruptcy. Medical bills combined with our current debt will pretty much wipe us out and bankruptcy looks like the only alternative we have to protect our most basic assets such as home and car. Is this something potential employers are going to look at in this industry? Will this be a hindrance as to places that provide training, etc? Any advice?

Turtle's Comment
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Hi Terry,

I'm sorry to hear of your troubles. Just when we think we have it going on, life throws a curveball eh? Glad to hear of the positive prognosis. A good attitude goes a long way towards good health.

Anyway, to your question, I filed bankruptcy 3 years ago under similar circumstances when my wife was sick and we incurred massive medical bills in a short amount of time.

Whether Prime looked at it or not, I don't know. But I was invited to orientation a mere 4 hrs after submitting my application. The subject of my bankruptcy was never brought up.

Good luck!


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Old School's Comment
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I agree with Turtle - it ahould have no ill effect. I doubt you will ever even be asked about it. Trucking is good steady work that has saved many a family from financial ruin. You shouldn't have any repercussions from your bankruptcy.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I had really bad credit due to medical bills as well. They never asked me.

My concern is that you understand you could be out training for a couple months before you go home again and then most likely only home four days a month. Can that work for you? Does she have family around her if god forbid something hapoens and you are on the road?

Sounds like you have an awesome woman there. Good luck to you both.

Terry M.'s Comment
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Thank you for all your responses and insight. This forum has been an invaluable resource. Rainey, in answer to your concern, my wife is fortunate to have both our families very close by and ready to spring into action at a moments notice (something they've had to do on occasion.). Turtle, you are absolutely correct that good attitude goes a long way. Love and positive thinking have gotten her through some very rough patches (as well as myself) during this sometimes bleak period. Old School, I love reading your posts and look forward to new additions and I always leave either a smarter person or someone who has changed his thinking. Keep it up guys and gals, you've got fans out here.

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