Back In The Captains Seat After 3 Years

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Well here I go!! A recap of how I got here July2015 I quit my job of 28 years I just couldn’t take it anymore, a job I could do blindfolded.Boss was not happy but reluctantly understood. So off my wife and I went to Lebanon Missouri for our company sponsored training Con-Way which was purchased by XPO and now is CFI, we’re ready for a new adventure as team driver’s so few months later after school and company training we are headed down the highway wheels turning. Let me tell you no one prepared us for team driving it was really a eye opener and it took us probably around 5 months before we figured the best time for each of us to drive and sleep we drove between 4500-6500 miles a week we preferred closer to the 4500 mark. Anyways about 11 months in,life got in the way and had to come back home and off the truck so I picked up a local gig where I could be home every night bad part I was driving in a truck with no A/C in L.A traffic everyday and hot summers when the next summer came around I handed in my two week notice that lasted about 10 months So I started driving Uber and I really enjoyed it worked long hours to make the money I needed but they where my hours after about 6 months of that it comes full circle and the job I quit to become a truck driver the boss calls me out of the blue and asked me to come back I seriously hesitated to go back to that but as the God father said he made me a offer I couldn’t refuse 3 years later the China flu killed the business. So I dusted off my CDL which thank you God I kept current along with medical Made a call to May Trucking and should head out in a week or two my wife will head out in a few months and we will team up again. Really looking forward to the next adventure.


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.

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

PackRat's Comment
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Welcome back X2!

Pilotmike14's Comment
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Thanks Packrat I will update as I move along in this journey

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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How exciting~!

I'm following, as well, PilotMike.



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