What Did You Do Before Becoming A Truck Driver?

Topic 7924 | Page 5

Page 5 of 45 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:
James J.'s Comment
member avatar

Firefighter for 30 years, just retired as a DoD firefighter and now in /cdl school...


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.
Travis T.'s Comment
member avatar

I was a traveling musician playing in different bands touring around the country, I loved the traveling aspect but got tired of not being able to afford to eat. I worked at a truck stop a few years back and thought man that seems like a logical choice, and here I am

Errol V.'s Comment
member avatar

40 posts in a day and a half! At this rate we'll beat Pat M's Flatbread Variety in two months!

Rick Dees's Comment
member avatar

Thats right Robert b, always loved his show, dont hear much of him anymore

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
member avatar

Thats right Robert b, always loved his show, dont hear much of him anymore

I loved his show. I think he replaced Casey Kasem for a little while on the top 40 countdown but haven't heard anything from him in ages.

Welcome to the site btw, thank you for your law enforcement service and best of luck in the follow up venture.

Rick Dees's Comment
member avatar

Thank you Robert B .Good luck to you as well! Going to start on this high road training program soon, glad I found this site.

Weatherman's Comment
member avatar

Land surveyor and technician for a small company in GA. When the housing market went to hell, so did our company. 5 years of tromping through the woods and mountains got me in great shape. Before that worked 14 years for Ace Hardware Corp in one of their warehouses. And for 28 years I worked full/part time as a radio announcer,PA announcer for 2 local high schools and colleges for their sports teams, and game official. I'm also a certified weather spotter/chaser.

Attila's Comment
member avatar

Software developer and network engineer. Some of the institutions under my belt include UCLA, LAX, San Francisco Medical, Austin International, Cisco and Microsoft. Can't stand office work and all my liabilities have been paid off. I love this new career :-P

Eric S.'s Comment
member avatar

I was a self employed painter for over 20 years. Mostly repainting apartments after people moved out. It was getting really bad! Had to deal with fleas, roaches, and bedbugs! I had had enough and decided to attend Roadmaster and start a new career!


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.
Daniel B.'s Comment
member avatar

40 posts in a day and a half! At this rate we'll beat Pat M's Flatbread Variety in two months!

Then you'll have to overcome my 32 page thread!

smile.gifAdventures of Daniel B.

Page 5 of 45 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview



This topic has the following tags:

Becoming A Truck Driver Changing Careers Military Veterans In Trucking Older truck drivers Photos The Economy And Politics Truck Driving Stories
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Why Join Trucking Truth?

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training