Dad Won’t Let Me Start A Career In Trucking

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Ryan M.'s Comment
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Hello, i need an advice, im a cdl class 1a holder here in canada, im wanting to start my driving career but my dad won’t let me, he said its hard and i dont have experience, he too is a class 1a holder have like 1 yr. experience in a resume but right now he’s just driving a school bus part time (4 days) Mon-Thursday and his regular job at Degelman industries (machinist) he insist that he wants to teach me, and im thinking he doesn’t have winter experience and he doesn’t have mountain experience and i wanna do it on my own, also we’re building a garage shop in our small land property and he said that were gunna fix up the 2 trucks he bought and, i dont know when is that gunna finish, im 25 tuening 26 on november and im worried about this autonomus trucks that are gunna take over the otr jobs, and i might not get a chance to be able to travel in canada and there down the US.. im just patiently waiting .. i dont have experience but looking at companies that are hiring drivers that is willing to train.. just wanna ask for advice, only if canada has big companies that has company sponsored cdl training or cdl a refresher course but only Bison transport has training and but you need to be fresh out of school..

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.

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.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Well, hi again! I wondered what happened to you after we chatted with you a few weeks ago and a number of us gave you some ideas. You need to look up that post you made and go through all those comments again...our responses will not change much, if at all, because your problem is still the same.

Welcome back.

Laura

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Family is, and will be, a tricky thing. Your dad can’t stop you, you are legally an adult. However difficult it might be I would talk to my dad. Autonomous trucking is a long way from taking over the road.

Over The Road:

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.

Old School's Comment
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So, how about you telling us who was about to hire you when your Daddy said no.

I think you put more on your dad than is necessary. You aren't really available for a job because you haven't done the things necessary to land a job. Poor old dad gets all the blame, but you are a grown man who can't get hired. I'm sorry you feel you have to blame it all on daddy. You have an old stale license and nobody will hire you. That's the problem. Dad may not like the idea, but he's not the reason you can't get a job.

Hello, i need an advice

Cut loose from your parents free rent and meals. Take some responsibility for your own career. You've given your parents reign over your life by living on their goodwill and charity. Grow up man. Grow a pair and choose your own destiny. We can't help you as long as you are still permanently attached to the teets that nurtured you through your childhood. As it is right now they expect you to be around there helping them with their own dreams. You've got dreams of your own, but no ability to make them happen under your own power. You are helpless. You've got to liberate yourself.

I'm pretty much convinced your dad is right. This is going to be too hard for you. You are way too dependent on others to have the independence of an OTR trucker. It is all a romanticized dream of yours. The reality of it will shake you. That's probably why you have a license but never had a job. Maybe you can enjoy just having the dream, but we aren't really able to help you figure out how to do that.

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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Ryan M.'s Comment
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no offense but u think i rely on them?? lol sorry but we’re not like u guys that when u turn 18 u decide to become independent, we still get advice from our parents somehow because they’ve experience thats the thing, ur opinion says i cant be dependent on this job?? lol we’ll see about that sir..

Mikey B.'s Comment
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no offense but u think i rely on them?? lol sorry but we’re not like u guys that when u turn 18 u decide to become independent, we still get advice from our parents somehow because they’ve experience thats the thing, ur opinion says i cant be dependent on this job?? lol we’ll see about that sir..

Theres a HUGE difference between a 25 year old talking with his dad and getting advice from him....and "I want to drive and my daddy won't let me." You've talked to him and his advice is not to drive. Thank him for his advice then get your CDL and drive a truck. Your dad gave his opinion, if you don't like it then do as you wish. You are an adult...act like it. Does mom and dad support you and give you money to live? I'm assuming you still live at home, time to grow up and do what YOU want, not what daddy wants for you. Seriously, do you not hear how that sounds when you comment here that at almost 26 your daddy won't let you drive a truck?

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.
Rhino's Comment
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Everyone gets advice from there parents. You Canadians are nothing special there. But you have posted before saying dad don’t want u to. Is your dad the one wanting to drive or u? Os is right. Put your big boy pants on and do it. U haven’t shown u can be independent on this. U asked before for advice on what route to go and it was given. And still daddy says no and u ask again. Apply to everywhere u can. If u have to do a refresher then so be it.

no offense but u think i rely on them?? lol sorry but we’re not like u guys that when u turn 18 u decide to become independent, we still get advice from our parents somehow because they’ve experience thats the thing, ur opinion says i cant be dependent on this job?? lol we’ll see about that sir..

Ryan M.'s Comment
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Yeah i still live with my parents, of course i want to live on my own but dont have money to pay rent , im gunna wait till we finish our garage project and i will go for it, i cant wait till we have to fix there trucks..

Rhino's Comment
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No shame in living with parents. I lived with mine on and off a few times. Best of luck to u man

Yeah i still live with my parents, of course i want to live on my own but dont have money to pay rent , im gunna wait till we finish our garage project and i will go for it, i cant wait till we have to fix there trucks..

Don's Comment
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Ryan stated, " you think I rely on them?" Seeing that you live with your parents, then yes, you "rely on them." Thus, you ARE dependent on them.

Getting "advice" from parents is different than "my Daddy won't let me." I mean, really. Does Mommy wash your underwear for you, too?

Ryan stated, "ur opinion says i cant be dependent on this job." No, your own comments clearly show such.

Old School's reply to your original post is spot on. As a grown adult, if you have to get Daddy's permission to start in the truck driving industry, or anything else in life, then you lack responsibilty and emotional maturity required to be anywhere near a Semi-tractor. And don't even reply with a "you don't know anything about me" because I have a good first impression from your posts. Take your thumb out of your mouth and grow up. Stop blaming Daddy for your lack of motivation and self-reliance, move your ass out of Daddy and Mommy's house, and start acting like the adult you should be.

no offense but u think i rely on them?? lol sorry but we’re not like u guys that when u turn 18 u decide to become independent, we still get advice from our parents somehow because they’ve experience thats the thing, ur opinion says i cant be dependent on this job?? lol we’ll see about that sir..

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