Any Mother Truckers Out There?

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fatsy cline's Comment
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Firstly--- hello everyone, I'm Brandi. I'm currently studying via The High Road training materials to get my permit. Ive submitted an app with Prime but never heard back. I called and left my recruiter a message but still no response. I know work history is a big issue with trucking companies and i have a large, one year gap in 2012 because, well... i had a baby. I stated this in my app but my question (finally) is: is that gap going to be a major issue with trucking companies? Also I'd like to ask any mothers out there: how do you feel about leaving your children when you're on the road for weeks at a time?

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

RedGator's Comment
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I have 3 children 15, 7, 6. As far as the gap for baby I would think a note from the doctor/pediatrican would safice. As far as leaving your children to work. When I first came out here I got alot of flack from ppl who wanted to judge me. Personally I feel like this. I provide WELL for my family. My ex husband takes excellent care of our babies. I misd them and they miss me but I feel good when I can provide my babies with all they want and need. Its not easy but It works for me and my family. Should you need anything feel free to pm me. Its hard for me to get on alot between training students and driving but email and phone calls work:-)

Christine D.'s Comment
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I have 3 children 15, 7, 6. As far as the gap for baby I would think a note from the doctor/pediatrican would safice. As far as leaving your children to work. When I first came out here I got alot of flack from ppl who wanted to judge me. Personally I feel like this. I provide WELL for my family. My ex husband takes excellent care of our babies. I misd them and they miss me but I feel good when I can provide my babies with all they want and need. Its not easy but It works for me and my family. Should you need anything feel free to pm me. Its hard for me to get on alot between training students and driving but email and phone calls work:-)

As long as your providing for your children, no one should judge you. You work for a living no matter what your job is. At least your not on State aid when you are able to provide.

fatsy cline's Comment
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Just an update: i was accepted to Celadon's cdl school and leave on the 19th. Im so excited!!! And also incredibly sad at the same time. The experience with the recruiter was completely different. Wish me luck!

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.
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