Planning To Take The Leap, But Have Questions.

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Jessie S.'s Comment
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So, a little background. My dad was a trucker. My uncle, my brother, my cousin have all been truckers. I have always thought about becoming a truck driver as I LOVE being alone with nothing but the road and a good audio book or music. To me, that's paradise. What's held me back til now was I had a young step daughter that we only got every other weekend, and I didn't want to miss those moments with her. Well, she's well into her teens and too busy to see us anymore, lol.

I've worked nothing but customer service jobs my whole life and I am TIRED of pretending that people aren't rude jerks, lol. I'm ready to start a new career path and am leaning towards company sponsored CDL training. The question just becomes, which one?

I've been perusing these blogs for a couple years now and see that most of them have their benefits. I was wondering if there were any that allow you to take a pet (or 2) and allow you to color your hair purple, or pink, or any alternative colors? I've never worked a job that let me color my hair an unnatural color and I have always wanted purple hair. Silly, I know, but there it is.

Any advice you all have for a woman planning to take that leap in a month would also be greatly appreciated. Thank 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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Hello Jessie, and welcome to our forum!

I think you are in for a pleasant surprise. Most of these companies will let you bring a pet and color your hair however you like. You'll need to check out each company and see which one suits you best. In fact I bet most of them would even let you dye your dog's hair purple and green to match yours! smile.gif

You can start looking into these companies by clicking the following link...

Paid CDL Training Programs

You can start applying to these companies by clicking this link...

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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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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You can have purple hair, or any color. They just want you to be professional. Many drivers today think it's ok t go to a customer with a bad attitude, not showered, wearing dirty clothes.

You can have any color hair, just be professional.

Many companies allow pets. I have seen drivers with dogs, cats and reptiles. Dogs and cats are most common. These companies usually have a pet deposit. This is because pets mess up trucks.

We have many drivers with pets at CFI. Saw a driver yesterday with spurs on his boots. All kinds out here. Pick a company and join the fun.

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