Schooling For Sabbath Keepers

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Darryld K.'s Comment
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Are there any sabbath keepers out there who went to a company sponsored school? And if so how did that work for you? Thank you.

Old School's Comment
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Your best bet is to look into McElroy trucking company.

I'm assuming you are a Seventh Day Adventist. At McElroy the owners keep their trucks still and off the road on the Sabbath due to their religious convictions. I know of no other trucking operation that does this. Most of us OTR drivers are typically working seven days a week.

Here's a link to an informative Conversation About The McElroy Company.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Victor P.'s Comment
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Are there any sabbath keepers out there who went to a company sponsored school? And if so how did that work for you? Thank you.

i was curious about this also, i rather work all i can from monday to saturday, and have sunday off, and besides the new york giants look great now with a new quarterback! i pray i get a understanding partner for my 6 months team driving, but if i work it right, the 70 will always be done by saturday night! :p Jesus permitting right? I guess there is always a nearby assembly of God church or a spanish pentecostal church around in this great country of ours, but even a quiet baptist church is better than no church right? i am in my last week of school for tampa truck driving school, passed the offset backing and the pre trip inspection on saturday, i am walking around like "chester from gunsmoke! :p "

Old School's Comment
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i pray i get a understanding partner for my 6 months team driving, but if i work it right, the 70 will always be done by saturday night!

Victor, I appreciate your convictions, but you need to realize you are a guest on your trainer's truck. They have you on the truck for two reasons.

1) To teach you

2) To earn more money

You'll need to work cooperatively with them. I would not count on having Sundays off. That would be really unusual. When you get past the training you can run your truck exactly how you want - you'll be the big boss.

Get through your training and then you can figure out how to handle your Sundays. You want to get this right, so don't start off with issues that will impede you. Jesus and his disciples picked grain on the Sabbath so they could eat. The religious people of the day scolded them for it. I guess they didn't really understand how Jesus felt about the sabbath after all.

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