Transgender Trucker

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Byeee's Comment
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I’m a transgender male who will be getting into CRST school on September 10. I know I’m suppose to have a team driver and I was hoping to meet anyone who just started with CRST or is going to earn their CDL through them that are also transgender. I feel that I would be more comfortable with someone who is no matter girl or boy or anyone who is okay with a transgender. If anyone would like to team with me, let me know. I’m very friendly, hardworking, and organized. I also vape so if you don’t smoke and that will bother you, that’s something to consider. Thanks everyone.

Happy trucking 🙂

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Joseph L.'s Comment
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Jess, first worry about getting through CDL school. As for you being transgender forgive me for being blunt. But who cares. " I’m very friendly, hardworking, and organized"those are the three things your instructors, and eventually lead driver and co driver will be focus on not you being a transgender male. Good luck at CRST. Keep us updated on the journey

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brian's Comment
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Hey Jess,

Takes courage to be as open as you are so tip my hat to you Also, before I came back to trucking I was a security manager for a large tobacco plant near Chicago that had heavy truck traffic. I think the company did at least 30 loads a day and some of my duties required me to come into interaction with the driver's all the time. Long story short we had a dedicated driver who I saw 3 times a week come up to me suddenly to inform me he was going to be transitioning and asked if I foresaw any issues. I did not and in the end there weren't any. His personality never changed and his peers respected him for the driver he was. Now sure some distanced themselves or thought it was very awkward for them but this driver also had very thick skin. And that's what you're also going to need. And whenever the time does come that you get a co driver have an immediate conversation with them on what they can expect etc. Hope this helps

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Try facebook groups for CRST. i know the prime drivers have LGBTQ groups where everyone chats.

i trained with a transgender when she just started the hormones. it was hell with the emotional ups and downs. i would do her hair and make up and we went clothes and bra shopping. i think it helped her past the awkwardness. but then she would hate the entire world including me.

if you havent considered that, please do. think about it.... two trannies in a closet transitioning at the same time??? what fun. lol as fun as 2 women at the wrong time of month.

there are plenty of people who are accepting... there are also plenty of people on both sides who want to cause controversy. keep your nose clean and do your job. this is work not a friendship finder or dating service.

and guess what... saying you would be more comfortable with a transgender is just as bigoted as if someone said they wanted a straight driver. plus, you might be limiting yourself in the qualities of a codriver. im a straight woman but an awesome trainer...and im funny. so you would rather go with a miserable trannie who might suck as a driver than me?

just food for thought.

good luck

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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I’m a transgender male who will be getting into CRST school on September 10. I know I’m suppose to have a team driver and I was hoping to meet anyone who just started with CRST or is going to earn their CDL through them that are also transgender. I feel that I would be more comfortable with someone who is no matter girl or boy or anyone who is okay with a transgender. If anyone would like to team with me, let me know. I’m very friendly, hardworking, and organized. I also vape so if you don’t smoke and that will bother you, that’s something to consider. Thanks everyone.

Happy trucking 🙂

I consider myself the “Ambassador” for CRST here on TruckingTruth and would be glad to answer any questions you may have regarding CRST. I am also very open to other people and will NEVER judge you for who you are. I seriously don’t believe you will have to worry about being judged there at all. They are all open people who respect each other at least everyone I have ever met at CRST is. If you are open to teaming then CRST is a great choice for you. 😀

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Byeee's Comment
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Nothing against anyone I just feel that when I have to take my testosterone shots around people I would feel like it wouldn’t be okay for them. I was just trying to be polite and not have people around me wondering what and why I’m doing it. It’s personal to take out medication like “testosterone” and to have to use it in front of people when not knowing what they’re going to think or say. It’s just for me to feel comfortable. But thanks for the information I appreciate it. And well if I knew that there would actually be more people like you who were accepting then I wouldn’t be coming out to ask people. I’m sorry if this offended anyone honestly. I just been raised in a town where everyone was rude to me and told me to stay away and I didn’t belong.

Try facebook groups for CRST. i know the prime drivers have LGBTQ groups where everyone chats.

i trained with a transgender when she just started the hormones. it was hell with the emotional ups and downs. i would do her hair and make up and we went clothes and bra shopping. i think it helped her past the awkwardness. but then she would hate the entire world including me.

if you havent considered that, please do. think about it.... two trannies in a closet transitioning at the same time??? what fun. lol as fun as 2 women at the wrong time of month.

there are plenty of people who are accepting... there are also plenty of people on both sides who want to cause controversy. keep your nose clean and do your job. this is work not a friendship finder or dating service.

and guess what... saying you would be more comfortable with a transgender is just as bigoted as if someone said they wanted a straight driver. plus, you might be limiting yourself in the qualities of a codriver. im a straight woman but an awesome trainer...and im funny. so you would rather go with a miserable trannie who might suck as a driver than me?

just food for thought.

good luck

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Byeee's Comment
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Just forget this post. It’s not meant for people to take it personal. Thought it would help me but I realized it’s no big deal.

Thanks everyone.

I’m a transgender male who will be getting into CRST school on September 10. I know I’m suppose to have a team driver and I was hoping to meet anyone who just started with CRST or is going to earn their CDL through them that are also transgender. I feel that I would be more comfortable with someone who is no matter girl or boy or anyone who is okay with a transgender. If anyone would like to team with me, let me know. I’m very friendly, hardworking, and organized. I also vape so if you don’t smoke and that will bother you, that’s something to consider. Thanks everyone.

Happy trucking 🙂

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Joseph L.'s Comment
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Okay I am confused😕 this starts out with Jess's original posting, responses from myself, Chip Bagg, Rainy D, and Millionmiler24. Then Byeee's response. To both Jess and Byeee, unfortunately there are people and plenty of them who will have issues with you, a lot of them will not feel comfortable driving or working with you. But take heart for everyone of them there are dozens more of us that will have absolute zero issue working with you😄

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Apparently the original person who posted this changed their username to "Byeee"

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Apparently the original person who posted this changed their username to "Byeee"

I didn't want to comment because I am one of many here who don't agree with that persons lifestyle. But it was getting great treatment from everyone above. To change their name so quickly and reply like it did reveals many things about that person.

I am shocked.

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