Port2KY - From Cash To Asphalt

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Hello! I'm port2ky, my first name is Cam and this is my story. I'll start with a little bit about myself then move into the now. I am 25 years old, married, and we're expecting our first born in November. Originally from Portland, Oregon and moved to Southeast Kentucky about a year ago, I never expected to be where I am now in terms of career path.

In Portland, I spent 4 years in the Cash-in-Transit(CIT) industry. A majority of my time in that industry was as a Driver/Messenger however I moved up the ranks into a Supervisory position and eventually went to work inside the Vault for the remainder of my time there. My original plan was to stay in this line of work upon completion of my move to Southeast Kentucky, however my branch did not allow that to happen.

Unemployed and living in a place I had only visited a few times before, I had no idea where I would end up. After months of applying and being denied employment, I was running out of options. I ended up going to the local Community College for CDL School under sponsorship by my current employer.

I gained my Class A, no restrictions, a few weeks ago and am looking forward to see what the future holds for this industry! I will try to update this thread as much as I can with my experiences. So far, I have been in training for 2 weeks and was supposed to head out tomorrow evening however my trainers truck broke down so it's up in the air whether or not we will go out this week.

Thank y'all so much for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy my journey and transition from Cash to Asphalt.

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.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hello! I'm port2ky, my first name is Cam and this is my story. I'll start with a little bit about myself then move into the now. I am 25 years old, married, and we're expecting our first born in November. Originally from Portland, Oregon and moved to Southeast Kentucky about a year ago, I never expected to be where I am now in terms of career path.

In Portland, I spent 4 years in the Cash-in-Transit(CIT) industry. A majority of my time in that industry was as a Driver/Messenger however I moved up the ranks into a Supervisory position and eventually went to work inside the Vault for the remainder of my time there. My original plan was to stay in this line of work upon completion of my move to Southeast Kentucky, however my branch did not allow that to happen.

Unemployed and living in a place I had only visited a few times before, I had no idea where I would end up. After months of applying and being denied employment, I was running out of options. I ended up going to the local Community College for CDL School under sponsorship by my current employer.

I gained my Class A, no restrictions, a few weeks ago and am looking forward to see what the future holds for this industry! I will try to update this thread as much as I can with my experiences. So far, I have been in training for 2 weeks and was supposed to head out tomorrow evening however my trainers truck broke down so it's up in the air whether or not we will go out this week.

Thank y'all so much for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy my journey and transition from Cash to Asphalt.

Howdy, Cam !!!!!

I'm following, for sure! Who do you work for? Anyone we know?

What kind of work/hauling will you be doing? My guy & I used to pull asphalt tanks, a bit of years back; was a great job...actually! More work to it than one would think, however!

Well, wishing you the best; love to follow you and see what kind of work you are into, and whom for.

Best to ya;

~ Anne & Tom ~

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

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