Any Doctors Or People In Professional Fields Now In Trucking?

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Zohan's Comment
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I was an IT Administrator and soon to be an IT Manager but then i moved to U.S and had to start fresh. Which is never easy moving away from friends and family forever but i fell in love with my wife when i was here and decided to stay.

Drove a Cab in Chicago for a few years and didn't like the hustling part so moving to CDL now. Still in School and will be finishing the end of May.


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.


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.
T.W.'s Comment
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Benjamin I am from Chicago and live in Ohio now. How do you like it there?

Jason B.'s Comment
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First post....

Starting at Prime on May 11th after 18 years as an RN (mostly in the ER).

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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The title of this post kinda made my hackles go up. It insinuates that drivers in particular, and blue-collar workers in general aren't professionals. I take my profession and my conduct as a professional driver very seriously, and have gone to great lengths on other forums to educate and correct the general public on what a professional truck driver really is, as opposed to the stereotype perpetuated by the media.

Having said that, over the course of my working life, I've done food service (including management), data entry, financial document processing, call center, electronic device production, testing and inspection of electronic components, warehousing, and probably one or two other things that I've forgotten. I'm also trained and nationally certified through the AAMA as a medical assistant, although I was never able to find work as one after I completed my degree due to overwhelming market saturation.

Pat M.'s Comment
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I've always been a professional. My pants go on the same way a doctors does.

Car Washer Mac's Comment
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Check out Errol V.'s "What did you do before this" thread if you're curious about drivers' past experience. You can post your work experience there. See the first page of this thread for a link.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Check out Errol V.'s "What did you do before this" thread if you're curious about drivers' past experience. You can post your work experience there. See the first page of this thread for a link.

Mac, thanks for the plug. But next update (next week), in going to start adding in the comments here.

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