Negativity Online About Trucking

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Shaun S.'s Comment
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Man you guys were not joking about the negativity, I have read everything from trucking will be obsolete in ten years to it is impossible to make over 30k a year running legal.

Well it is not deterring me I stopped by the school that is 5 minutes from me today on my way to work to see if they had any information to check them out but they did not have much a 1 page flyer is all. In the mean time I started the High Road training coarse to soak in some information while I decide on schools.

Jeff L.'s Comment
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Man you guys were not joking about the negativity, I have read everything from trucking will be obsolete in ten years to it is impossible to make over 30k a year running legal.

Well it is not deterring me I stopped by the school that is 5 minutes from me today on my way to work to see if they had any information to check them out but they did not have much a 1 page flyer is all. In the mean time I started the High Road training coarse to soak in some information while I decide on schools.

Hey, even if it is only thirty the first year it is still cheaper than going to trade school and paying back a student loan. You can make a lot of money in ten years time (after the initial first year you make 30k). Check out what is written here about schools. Most people would complain now days if you hung them with a new rope.

Shaun S.'s Comment
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Man you guys were not joking about the negativity, I have read everything from trucking will be obsolete in ten years to it is impossible to make over 30k a year running legal.

Well it is not deterring me I stopped by the school that is 5 minutes from me today on my way to work to see if they had any information to check them out but they did not have much a 1 page flyer is all. In the mean time I started the High Road training coarse to soak in some information while I decide on schools.

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Hey, even if it is only thirty the first year it is still cheaper than going to trade school and paying back a student lone. You can make a lot of money in ten years time(after the initial first year you make 30k). Check out what is written here about schools. Most people would complain now days if you hung them with a new rope.

hahahaha I meant that he said 30k was what the pay tops out at not what you start at, I would be happy making even slightly under 30k I have been at my current job for 4 years as an IT at a small mom and pop place in a town and still don't even make 27k which is why I am moving on. I went to school thinking I would love the IT trade only to find so did a million others and doing this job for 4 years I would rather work along for the most part.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Shaun....one of the best ways of evaluating a school is to speak with some of their current students. Stop by like before school, during lunch, or after school and pull a few students aside privately to get the inside scoop. You'll learn a lot that way.

Also, make sure you get a list of major companies that hire from the school and call a few of them from home to verify this yourself. If major companies will hire from a school and the current students seem pretty happy with it then you have a good candidate for consideration.

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