Any Doctors Or People In Professional Fields Now In Trucking?

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Phillip 's Comment
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Any doctors or people in professional fields now in trucking?
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm not sure if I recall any doctors coming through TruckingTruth or not. We've had lot of others though:

Nurses, techies (programmers), pilots, law enforcement officers of all sorts, firemen (and women!), and many forms of cubicle-dwellers.

Trucking is the career you turn to when your other career choices are no longer viable or your midlife crisis comes-a-knockin. Daniel B and I are rare in that we started trucking when we were 21. The average age of truckers nationwide is in the upper 40's. It's an awesome career choice for young people in my opinion but our society doesn't promote trucking as a viable career so rarely is it a first or even second career choice for most people.

But when the economy turns on its head, you outgrow your previous careers, or you're ready for a whole new type of life trucking is where a lot of people turn.


SAMUEL C.'s Comment
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I was a respiratory therapist in a large trauma center. I have worked the ER, ICU and was part of the neonatal/pediatric flight team. I was fed up with office politics and a lot behavior from staff the went against my moral character.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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Well... Eroll V. was a teacher and in any since a doctor is a teacher... if that doesnt count how about a Doctorateor PhD... or are you specifically looking for a Doctor in Medicine.

Jeffry T.'s Comment
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I was a professional safety engineer for us steel gary works contracted to over see there gas hazards program now I run flatbed for roehl.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I was a professional safety engineer for us steel gary works contracted to over see there gas hazards program now I run flatbed for roehl.

Jeff, please copy/paste this into What did you do before this. I'm making a list of out community experience. Thanks.

ATXJEHU's Comment
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There was a former attorney who had completed OTR training and tested out with me a couple of years ago. Also, I met a lady truck driver O/O who was a former chiropractor. Don't recall their names


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.

Brad O.'s Comment
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Any doctors or people in professional fields now in trucking?

I am a HVAC Tech and Master Plumber for 17 years and looking to start CDL school shortly.


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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mountain girl's Comment
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I was a military officer, a realtor, an emt, and a stay-at-home mom. I wanted to go as far in to medicine as I possibly could, but as Samuel C. so deftly put it, medicine in this country is not so much about caring for the patient as it is conforming to the politics of the establishment.

This website changed my life. I started studying the High Road and realized I really, really liked this stuff. Now, I drive.

I love it, actually.

-mountain girl


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