Second Career Beginning

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BRIAN H.'s Comment
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Hey members, I retired as a deputy sheriff last year in California. I’ve been contemplating a second career as a truck driver. After a ton of research on here and the web, I opted to put myself through a local school because I didn’t want to be gone for up to 6-8 weeks right now (son in HS). I checked out a local school yesterday and they told me to get my permit prior to class starting on May 2…I went home, saw there was a program on here ( high road). I studied last night and this morning. I went and got my DOT exam done this morning and then went to the DMV. I passed all three tests (and they made me take class C and M since I was “upgrading” my license. Scam).

Anyway, huge amount of gratitude and accolades for the free program on here. Just awesome.

So next is ELDT class then driving for a couple weeks. Then finding an job!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hey members, I retired as a deputy sheriff last year in California. I’ve been contemplating a second career as a truck driver. After a ton of research on here and the web, I opted to put myself through a local school because I didn’t want to be gone for up to 6-8 weeks right now (son in HS). I checked out a local school yesterday and they told me to get my permit prior to class starting on May 2…I went home, saw there was a program on here ( high road). I studied last night and this morning. I went and got my DOT exam done this morning and then went to the DMV. I passed all three tests (and they made me take class C and M since I was “upgrading” my license. Scam).

Anyway, huge amount of gratitude and accolades for the free program on here. Just awesome.

So next is ELDT class then driving for a couple weeks. Then finding an job!

Welcome to Trucking Truth, and thank you for your service; Yes, we BACK the BLUE! Many retired/former LEO's and Military vets in here! Stick around, read for yourself, and feel free to ask away.

Pretty sure G'Town hooked you up with our starter links in your other thread, but I'd like to share this with you: In the big, white bar above, (may or may not say 'search' in small grey,) type "Second Career." You'll be amazed, astounded, and just 'wowed!' Many members started trucking JUST as you are hoping to!

In addition, read a bit of another of our moderator, PJ's stuff.....He now pulls tankers in a 'Purty Peterbilt;' was a former LEO, as well. Here's one for you: Career Choices.

Welcome to Trucking Truth, happy to have you; we all are.

~ Anne & Tom ~

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Hey members, I retired as a deputy sheriff last year in California. I’ve been contemplating a second career as a truck driver. After a ton of research on here and the web, I opted to put myself through a local school because I didn’t want to be gone for up to 6-8 weeks right now (son in HS). I checked out a local school yesterday and they told me to get my permit prior to class starting on May 2…I went home, saw there was a program on here ( high road). I studied last night and this morning. I went and got my DOT exam done this morning and then went to the DMV. I passed all three tests (and they made me take class C and M since I was “upgrading” my license. Scam).

Anyway, huge amount of gratitude and accolades for the free program on here. Just awesome.

So next is ELDT class then driving for a couple weeks. Then finding an job!

Well, it's ME again....

It's my 'forte' .. not a paid position. ('Til my Rotator cuff heals, anyway!) Are you still in school? How are things going?

We get SO many cliff hangers up in here, ya know?

Yes, I love to read novels....

~ Anne ~

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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