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Dave P.'s Comment
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I am a regional solo driver that is out for five days at a time. Most days I have an hour or so drive time left when I get to my destination or I stop for the 10 hours in a place that sets me up great for the next day's run.

I have been thinking about starting to take college courses again, (I'm not looking for a career change already) and I am wondering if anyone out there has done this while driving. My cellular plan can handle the extra online time without breaking the bank and I think it would be a good way to pass the time.

Thanks Dave


Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Pete M.'s Comment
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Dave, Be sure to check who will accept the course credits. Daughter-in-law took online courses from Colorado State. When she enrolled on campus they would NOT honor their own online course credits. $9,000.00 spent. She had to take the same courses again and pay for them again.

Rainy 's Comment
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And.....some schools courses but you must go in and test on campus. Dont laugh, but i wanted to take one online class at Harvard just so i could say i went. lol i did get accepted but the class required on campus testing which i could not do.

i should have made it work just to be able to say "i went to Haaarrrvvvard". it would have ticked off my sister who would have been jealous.

id stay away from the Phoenix types. most employers just throw those apps in the trash. Prime has a discount at Bethel...but pretty m8ch the same as phoenix. try your company to see if they have a discount.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I think it would be a good way to pass the time

Time is the most precious commodity. I wish you could pass some on to me, I could use it.

When I was on the road I spent some time learning a little computer programming and how to run Linux servers. I didn't pay for courses, I just learned it from "Google University" as I call it - just free resources on the Web.

If there's something you're passionate enough about that you might consider starting a business doing it one day, I would recommend learning all you can on your own. You don't need college to learn anymore. Going to college is basically nothing more than buying yourself a job. You pay your dues and maybe someone will hire you. You didn't really learn anything at college that's going to help you, but the certificate means someone might hire you.

If you're looking to run a business someday you don't need college at all. In fact, I would argue it would be a shame to waste that kind of time and money. Learn all you can on your own about anything you're interested in.

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